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How Can Forensic Accountants assist in Determining Damages related to Hurricane Claims?

Forensic accountants use their skills to compile, organize, and analyze data to present information to insurance adjusters that assists them in understanding financial information and establishing fact patterns as it relates to adjusting insurance claims.

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Business Interruption: Attributing Value to Lost Income

Residents of the state of Florida are no strangers to disaster. From hurricanes to wildfires, unforeseen circumstances can lead to a substantial loss of income for a business. The process is simple enough; a disaster happens, an appraiser decides how much damage was done and how much income the business missed out on, and the business’ insurance company pays for the damage. But what happens when the appraiser and business owner do not agree on how much income was foregone? We will discuss this, as well as the process of a business interruption insurance claim below:

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Business Valuation: What’s a Business Really Worth?

Business valuation.  How complex can those two words be?  On the surface it would seem that the science of business valuation involves simply applying a formula to a given set of financial data.  A business worth X is always worth X regardless of how you look at it, right?  Not exactly.  In the litigation arena for example, the same business interest may carry different values depending on the purpose of the valuation, applicable case law, and the specific facts and circumstances of the case.  Before a business appraiser can place a value on a business interest, he or she must address several key considerations described below:

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Business Valuations: How to Value the “Cow”

Given the many purposes for valuing a business interest and the various entity structures and standards of value involved, it can often be a daunting task for a business appraiser to develop a proper valuation conclusion.  However, most business valuations, regardless of the type of entity, valuation purpose, or ownership characteristics, include one or more of three primary approaches.  Surprisingly the logic and methodology behind these three valuation approaches can also be used to value many other forms of assets including, as we will see, even the farm cow…

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Buying a Business?

Given our stock market volatility, massive federal debt and ongoing spending, high unemployment, and general economic uncertainty, it’s no wonder many investors are currently sitting on cash and metals.  However, our current economic environment could be ideal conditions for certain business buyers.  Here are seven simple reasons why now could be a very good time to invest in small businesses.

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