If you want tools to increase the value of your business or want a refreshing view on business valuation from a recovering CPA, this blog is for you. You can join our tribe here. Thank you, Josh Horn, CPA/ABV, CVA, Horn Valuation

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How to Avoid Losing Cash even when you’re Profitable

By josh | December 11, 2018

Here’s a 7 minute video to help you avoid losing cash even when your income statement says you’re profitable. Secure link here…or YouTube here: Thanks,Josh Sign up for this blog here and connect with me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Can I Help You?Hi, I’m Josh Horn, CPA, CVA of Horn Valuation. I help with business valuations in friendly or unfriendly situations. … Read more

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This Kills More Businesses Than Anything. Let’s Fix This

By josh | December 5, 2018

Here’s a 5 minute video to help you avoid what kills most businesses. Secure link here …or YouTube here: Thanks, Josh Sign up for this blog here and connect with me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Can I Help You? Hi, I’m Josh Horn, CPA, CVA of Horn Valuation. I help with business valuations in friendly or unfriendly situations. I also help … Read more

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Why Can Valuing Your Business Be Tough? Here are Reasons and Solutions

By josh | November 28, 2018

Here’s a 3 minute video I put together to answer this question for you. Secure link here …or YouTube here: Thanks, Josh Sign up for this blog here and connect with me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Can I Help You? Hi, I’m Josh Horn, CPA, CVA of Horn Valuation. I help with business valuations in friendly or unfriendly situations. I … Read more

Getting Working Capital Right is Critical. Here’s How to Do It

By josh | October 15, 2018

Working capital is just a fancy way of saying, “Do you have enough in short-term assets (preferably cash) to cover your short-term liabilities?” Or, stated more bluntly: -> Can you make the next payroll? -> Can you make the next check run? -> Can you pay your suppliers this week? -> Can you make your … Read more

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Did You Count Your Inventory?

By josh | October 1, 2018

Did you know understating your inventory understates income (and vice versa)? If you carry inventory, managing it is no easy task. In fact, I’m amazed how many businesses still rely on the old fashioned “counting” method. Quick Accounting 101 on this. If you understate your inventory, you have more on hand than what your books … Read more

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Are Those Losses Real? This is How You Find Out

By josh | September 24, 2018

Hey everyone, Whether you’re running a business or buying one, it’s important to understand losses. By “losses”, I mean when expenses exceed sales. In simplest terms, it’s when the income statement or profit and loss shows a negative number. You don’t need to immediately panic. You need to review the causes. Here’s my list for … Read more

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Don’t Gamble with Divorce Tax Returns

By josh | September 17, 2018

If you’re concerned about using a business tax return for child support, maintenance, and assets in your divorce case, you’re in the right place. It’s a dangerous gamble unless you know what to do. Learn how you can spot the seven red flags and fix them. We begin with a typical business tax return, walk through … Read more

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Do You Need a Business Valuation? Here’s a Framework to Help You.

By josh | December 4, 2017

Would you prefer to watch the video instead of reading?  The video is right here and here: https://youtu.be/2-swTmhbBUw. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this and how I can help you answer this question.  Do you need a business valuation or do you need your business valued?  The key “big picture” question you should … Read more

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Not Knowing This Will Cost You Big Time

By josh | July 5, 2017

Recently, I’ve run into some situations where someone was trying to value a business by cobbling the assets together as the only method.  This is Part 1 of a series addressing goodwill in a business.   Picture a business as a plain old plastic bucket.  And into that bucket, we’re going to pour things like … Read more