Business Valuation

PODCAST: Selling your business? Planning your retirement? Strategic planning? Want a better understanding of the worth of your business? There are many reasons why a business owner would benefit from having a Business Valuation performed.
Considering selling your business? Check out the latest Q&A Over Coffee podcast episode I Want Out: Planning Your Exit with our guest Randy Krivo, Senior M&A Advisor at True North Mergers & Acquisitions to begin thinking about next steps when you determine it may be time to retire or sell
If your business is considering merging with or acquiring another business, it’s important to understand how the transaction will be taxed under current law.
If you’re getting a divorce, you know it’s a stressful time. But if you’re a business owner, tax issues can cause more stress. We can help you plan for the best post-divorce tax outcome.
VIDEO: A recession can be challenging for any business. However, business owners can take steps to prepare for a recession and position their companies for growth as the economy recovers. In this video, we'll provide six tips to help you and your business prepare for a recession.
An updated buy-sell agreement is a critical tool for owners of closely held manufacturing companies. It ensures an orderly ownership and management transition when an owner dies, becomes disabled, or otherwise leaves the company.
VIDEO: A business valuation helps to determine the fair market value of a company and may be needed for a variety of reasons such as buying or selling a business, transferring equity, developing an estate plan or purchasing insurance. In this video, we'll cover why you might need a
Olsen Thielen CPAs & Advisors (OT) is pleased to announce it has advised on the successful three-way telecom merger between Fiber Minnesota LLC (FM), a spin-off of fiber network operator Cooperative Network Services (CNS), and two other transport carriers: Broadband Visions and Southern Minnesota Broadband.
Nearly 100 years ago, Olsen Thielen was founded on the belief that personal attention, trust, and quality service were the key elements to helping our clients succeed, and that commitment remains.  commitment to their clients and their community. 
Taxes on the transfer of wealth upon death can be substantial. The tax burden, which is typically based on the value of the estate assets on the date of death, can be additionally painful if the value of the transferred assets declines in value after the date of death.
Owners of a family-owned business many times underestimate the need for a succession plan for their family business. The thinking may be "we’re a family business and there'll always be a family member here to keep the company going and no one will stand in the way." 
Olsen Thielen is happy to announce that one of our Tax Principals, Scott Hoyles, has been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
As the owner of a small or closely-held business you likely consider your enterprise to be your life’s work. It is an area you have poured tremendous time, energy, and money into to build an important portion of the legacy you will leave behind.
Would you buy a new car if the only vehicle on the market was a BMW? How often would you go out to eat if the only menu item available was filet mignon? 
As economic conditions have improved and the number of baby-boomers ready for retirement has grown, we have seen a dramatic increase in the sale of private companies here in Minnesota and in the United States.
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