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by Eva Lang - Eva Lang, aka BV Girl, is a member of the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame. Eva discusses hot topics, practice management concerns, and technology issues that affect business valuation and litigation support practices.
As 2009 comes to a close the Dow Jones industrial average stands at 10,428. That is down from 11,497 on December 31, 1999 – yep, ten years and no gain.
In a recent poll of 921 small business owners in the U.S. by management consulting firm George S. May International, 43 percent said they planned to sell their businesses within the next 10 years, 22 percent said they plan to sell later than 10 years, and 35 percent said they don’t plan on ever selling their businesses.
BusinessWeek has declared that the sacred texts of investing need to be rewritten. The so-called equity risk premium, the once-sacrosanct belief that stocks perform better than bonds over time, has been vastly overrated.
$1 billion. Yep, that is the value placed on Twitter today by an investor group providing $100 million in financing.
I would venture to say that FAS 157 has been the most controversial statement ever to come out of FASB. This fair value standard has been blamed for the current recession and there is increasing pressure on FASB to change it. So change is coming. The first change is the name – FAS 157 is now Topic 820.
The Appraisal Foundation announced recently that the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) adopted revisions for the 2010-2011 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
As if the recession was not enough, now we have to worry about psychopaths in accounting firms?
Last month I wrote a blog entry on with SecondMarket which is trying to establish a way for holders of private company stock to trade stoc
The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University is introducing a new Business Valuation Speci
What if there were a market for unregistered private company stock? Barry E.