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Industry Masters

Shannon Pratt remembers what led him to BV and discusses industry growth in the '90s Neil Beatonshares his love of numbers, describes how Practice Aids help, and remembers the 'Wild West' days of early BV Rod Burkertdescribes difficulties of calculating DLOM and explains why professional specialization is critical Chris Mercer extols LinkedIn and explains how marketability discounts are linked to BV standar ...

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Lari Masten discusses the importance of the Harmonic Mean metric when using the Market Approach Curtis Bernstein discusses testing assumptions in healthcare Karen Kaseno shares smart tips for managing your receivables Richard Gray discuss the importance of comparables when valuing partnership entities Jim Harrington discuss the importance of data sets Frank Rosillo discusses the importance of good report wr ...

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Emerging Leaders

Espen Roback (28:26) tells how he grew up in Norway, describes his work with the 'Ebay of Illiquid Securities,' and the way appraisers can provide value through consistency Brent Sloan (18:44) talks about his focus on Fair Value and why Financial Reporting most interested him because of his M&A background. Peter Agrapides (20:50) tells how NACVA offered him his first job, and shares thoughts for today's ...

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Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup AccountingToday's Danielle Lee writes that "A growing roster of professional designations fosters credential-mania," among CPAs, and devotes an article to surveying some of the most popular credentials today, including those from NACVA: The CVA. The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts' CVA credential does require a CPA license, along with coursework and an exam. Establishe ...

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Why Most Investors Don’t Measure Returns Correctly

Why Most Investors Don't Measure Returns Correctly At the NY Times Bucks: Making the Most of Your Money blog, Carl Richards opines: There’s an old saying that you should take a look at your checkbook and your calendar to see what you really value as opposed to what you say you value, because the calendar and the checkbook never lie. Dollars and cents are easy to count in the checkbook. Happiness, on the oth ...

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Business-For-Sale Market Heats Up

Business-For-Sale Market Heats Up So writes Angus Loden at The Wall Street Journal blog In Charge: On the challenges of entrepreneurs managing their businesses. Sales of small businesses rose 8% in the second quarter over the same period last year, hitting the highest level since the closing months of 2008, with a growing number of smaller firms finding buyers, according to business-broker data. Getty Image ...

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