Qualified business appraisals for tax, planning, divorce, and mergers and acquisitions gives confidence for negotiation and planning.

Mike is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the AICPA and can provide a comprehensive business valuation to his clients.
Mike is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the AICPA and can provide a comprehensive business valuation to his clients.

Our practical, real world experience can help you find the answer.

Most people can find the value of their investments easily. A few clicks on the computer and your stock portfolio is right there, down to the last penny. Just a few taps on your mobile phone and you can buy or sell securities, knowing the price is exactly what “Mr. Market” quotes at that moment.

But for the entrepreneur, the value of a business isn’t that simple or obvious. You may know how much money is in the checking account today, but what about the real value of the enterprise you’ve built?

Selling your business, planning for retirement

If you’re like many business owners, you’ve spent the last 20 to 30 years building your company thinking you would sell it “someday.” Now that day is nearly here—who will you sell to? How much would they actually pay? Planning for the sale of your business can take 3 to 5 years or even longer.

Cutting corners on the preparation and sales process can have a major impact on your retirement. Our experience and business perspective at Johnson, Glaze & Co. will help you prepare your business to sell to the right buyer at the right price.

Planning for the tax impact

We can help you determine the value of your business for estate and gift planning, S-Corporation elections, and other tax issues. As CPA’s, we have an in-depth understanding of how the numbers will be used, so we can tailor our services to match your situation and your budget, while still meeting the requirements of the IRS.

As part of a divorce

When a marriage ends, emotions often run high and decision making can be difficult. Adding confusion over the value of a large asset, especially one that is controlled by only one spouse, can only make things worse. We’ll work with you and your attorney to help you understand what the business is worth.

Partnerships and buy/sell agreements

Do you have business partners? How will you determine what their interest is worth if they decide to leave the business? What about death, divorce, disability or bankruptcy? Unfortunately, the issue is often ignored until a situation comes up. Without previous planning, the conversations are much harder. We will help you with practical advice about how your business can handle transitions.

Succession and planning for a sale

Will your business continue to provide value for others, long after you stop working? Have you planned for your exit? Whether you’re considering a sale to employees or finding an outside investor, we will help you put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Mergers and acquisitions

Flip to the business section in today’s paper, and you’ll probably see a headline about a company that paid too much for another company. How can you protect yourself when you’re buying an existing business? Is it a bargain or horribly overpriced? Spend time early to ask questions about how the business will pay for itself. It can save big headaches down the road.

Tell us about your business, your situation and the information you need. We’ll tailor our services to match your situation and your budget.

Contact us at for an appointment to discuss your business situation.

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