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The Four D's in Personal Property Appraisal: Death, Disaster, Debt, and Divorce

David S. Bunton | Posted 09.13.2016 | HuffPost Home
David S. Bunton

Benjamin Franklin famously said that "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." As hard as we may try, we may not be a...

Why Using A Business Valuator Is Worthwhile

David S. Bunton | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
David S. Bunton

What can a business valuation provide for you? Business valuation professionals specialize in the valuation of businesses and their tangible and intangible assets, which may include trademarks, patents, copyrights, and other non-monetary assets that have value or benefit to a business owner.

5 Reasons Startups Need Revenue As Well As Users

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Some analysts argue that revenue drives growth, while others say user growth drives revenue. Both have worked. Google reached $1B in revenue within fi...

Tempting Tuesday - S&P 2,100 is Still the Line to Watch Ahead of the Fed

Phil Davis | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Here we go again! Back in the summer, EVERYONE said we were going to break out to new highs and the analysts were tripping over themselves to pr...

Things That Matter to Investors | Posted 04.14.2016 | Fifty

Many of the comments we received from clients, friends and acquaintances express frustration with the current economic and political environment inves...

Want To Be Successful? Here's The One Thing You'll Need

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Why do some really smart people fail where other, less intelligent people succeed? Because being smart isn't enough. Sure, talent and skill are...

The New ROI: Return On Individuals - Chapter 1: The Value of the Workforce

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

"People are our most valuable assets." Said every chief executive officer of every company everywhere. Right? But how do you really know that's ...

The New ROI: Return on Individuals

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

As someone who's regularly involved in the valuation of intangible assets, I'm often asked which intangible asset is the most valuable to a company. I've always believed that it's the people. Sometimes it's just hard to quantify.

Business Lessons From Beyond The Shark Tank

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

While only a handful of companies are profiled in this "mini-series," there are some very practical business lessons to be gleaned from their stories.

Thinking About Selling Your Company? Here Are 5 Things You Need and 1 Thing You Don't (Surprisingly)

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

This is not a story about a new client win. This is a story about doing the right thing - and that means trying to help and add value; not sell a service that may be had for free down the road.

Shark Tank Edition: How to Value a Startup

David S. Bunton | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
David S. Bunton

Lately, it seems like every week we read about a new hot startup selling for millions of dollars. Despite the high prices investors are willing to put on these companies, many are not profitable, and some are not even generating revenue. So how do business valuation experts justify such high valuations?

What Is My Business Worth?

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

The value of your business (or business interest) depends on what exactly needs to be valued, why it needs to be valued, when it needs to be valued and for whom it needs to be valued.

Your Fantasy Football Team: It's All About Valuation

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 12.21.2015 | Sports
Dave Bookbinder

Whether you're preparing for your fantasy football draft, or managing your roster during the season, the way you're valuing players is very similar to the way you'd value companies.

In the Shark Tank It's All About Valuation

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Unless you do what I do for a living, "valuation" probably isn't a word you hear every day... but it is a word you hear a lot on Shark Tank. And it's usually a point of controversy.

Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

Dashboard Design's Value to Startups and Investors

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

When multiple founders and investors independently assess startups, the "wisdom of the crowd" provides three strong indicators of a startup's Design Valuation.

Predicting the Success of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Of course, there is much more to a startups success than market, technology and design execution, including team dynamics, the competitive field, surrounding ecosystem and the intellectual property conditions.

5 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

David S. Bunton | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
David S. Bunton

It's vital to understand how various choices will impact your business from a valuation standpoint so that you can make informed decisions that will put you on the path to future success.

Oil Crashing in the Same Car?

J. L. Morin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
J. L. Morin

Most media attribute oil price slumps to oversupply from US fracking, omitting the fact that governments are discussing whether oil companies will be allowed to extract all the fossil fuel they've already priced into their stocks.

The ABC's Of Personal Property Appraisal

David S. Bunton | Posted 10.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
David S. Bunton

Understanding the steps that you can take before turning to a professional appraiser will save you time and money. More importantly, it will give you a sense of what goes into an appraisal and the objective criteria appraisers use to determine value.

5 Steps to Get $18 Billion for Your Business

Gene Marks | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Is Uber worth $18 billion? Hey, why not? But that doesn't matter. What matters is that a lot of smart people believe it's worth $18 billion and there are a lot of smart pundits and analysts will back up this belief too.

How to Change the World: HONEST Tea Founder and the Keys to Sustainable Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Seth Goldman's HONEST Tea is one of the most successful companies around today. They championed a business model that incorporates both social good and corporate consciousness -- making them part of a revolution that is changing the way we think about and do business.

Is Your Business Worth As Much As You Think? Many Aren't

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

About two-thirds of nearly 1,000 business owners surveyed recently by Pepperdine University's Private Capital Markets Project expect to transfer their...

Top 3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Issuing Equity

Lili Balfour | Posted 03.31.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

Too often, I see entrepreneurs freely giving away equity as compensation without realizing the extent of dilution they are causing.

The Missing Half of the Fraction

James Berman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
James Berman

No one would buy or sell real estate without knowing both sides of the fraction. I wouldn't recommend it with stocks either.