2019 Small Business Market: Uncertainty Creates Opportunity and Risk – Part 2

Presentation - we show you the numbers

This is Part 2 of the Small Business (Sales) Market Place 2019 Top Performing Markets by Sales Among cities with at least 50 transactions, Richmond, VA saw the biggest increase in activity, with 53 percent more businesses changing hands. Other cities that experienced a notable increase in 2019 transactions include Baltimore […]

Normalizing Earnings Tells You How Profitable a Company Really Is

We show you the real numbers

Normalizing earnings allows one to both compare earning both year over year and against other companies. There are several terms that we use to represent this normalized earnings number. They included SDE (Seller Discretionary Earnings), SDI (Seller Discretionary Income), Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net, or (my favorite) Owner Benefit. While conceptional simple, […]

“Everything will be okay in the end, If it is not yet okay, then it is not yet the end.”

Winners n Losers

By: Milton Gene Friedman CPA, MS-Taxation, CFE, CFF, CIRA is the President of Friedman Associates Due Diligence generally consists of representing prospective buyers of privately owned businesses and Professional practices. Clearly, most sellers have every incentive possible to exaggerate the successes of the business that they are trying to sell. Thus, […]