Beyond the Balance Sheet: How to Identify and Value Intangible Assets

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Unlike tangible assets or assets that can be found directly on a company’s balance sheet, off-balance sheet intangible assets are sometimes tricky to identify, and even more difficult to value. Despite their less apparent nature, these assets are crucial for the successful operation of your business. Recognizing the significance of… Read more

Leave it to the Pros: Why You Need an Independent Business Valuation for Tax Planning

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If you’re a business owner, you’re likely no stranger to tax planning strategies that aim to take advantage of tax incentives while minimizing your tax burden. Because several of these strategies require the Fair Market Value (FMV) of your business to be determined, one of the most common questions we’re… Read more

Know What You’ve Got: The Difference Between a Business Valuation and Appraisal

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Some of the most frequently asked questions encountered by our team of Chartered Business Valuators (CBVs) revolve around the difference between a business valuation and appraisal. It’s understandable—the terms sound similar and are frequently used interchangeably outside professional circles. Plus, navigating the complexities of business ownership and management is challenging,… Read more

Business Valuations: Calculation, Estimate and Comprehensive Reports

No matter the size of your enterprise, knowing the value of your business will be important at many different times in its operating life. Whether you’re going through a financial reporting process, conducting stock option valuations, restructuring, or looking to sell your business, you’ll need a valuation report to tell… Read more

BV101: Top 8 FAQs about Business Valuations

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Business valuations, though often perceived as complex, are integral in the world of finance—no matter the size of your business. Understanding the basics of how they work can make all the difference when you eventually need one. While we’ve previously explored the details of when you should get a business… Read more

Unlocking Success: The Value of Business Valuations

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In the dynamic world of business, understanding the value of your company is a critical step towards securing its future success. A business valuation serves as a compass, guiding you through strategic decisions and paving the way for growth and success. Whether you have immediate plans to sell or simply… Read more

Federal Fall Economic Statement 2022 Tax Highlights

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On November 3, 2022, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, published the Federal Government’s Fall Economic Statement 2022 (FES). The statement outlines several impacts to the Government’s economic outlook. Here are a few of the tax highlights from the FES that you should be aware… Read more

Ask the Expert… What are financial ratios and how can they be used to improve my business?

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Financial ratios are evaluation tools that can help you understand your business’s performance and compare it with others in your industry. They measure the relationship between two sections of your financial statements, usually over several periods of time, and give you an assessment of your business’s health. By using these… Read more

Three Reasons You May Need a Business Valuation

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What is a Business Valuation? An independent business valuation is based on a sound set of principles and approaches to estimate the worth or fair market value (FMV) of a business.  The three approaches to determine FMV are the asset approach, the income approach, and the market approach. No matter… Read more