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Merger Announcement
September 1, 2020

Berning & Heidebrecht, Ltd. and ValuationUSA are announcing the merger of their respective business valuation firms effective September 2020. Our primary objective is to enhance the expertise and service offerings available to our clients. We will op…

Family Business Succession Transactions
August 26, 2019

They Can Succeed If Effectively Planned and Structured Properly Certain industries seem to have very high levels of family involvement and succession. Restaurants, retail stores, farms, construction contracting, are examples of businesses that remain…

Building a High-Performance Business
June 7, 2019

What Leads to a High-Performance Business? When you mention the term “high-performance” you usually think of cars, not businesses. What is a high-performance car? We think it is: “A performance car is an automobile that is designed and constructed sp…

How Will You Negotiate the Sale of Your Business?
August 17, 2018

Negotiation is an Art, a Skill, and a Risky Business if You’re not Experienced. When you’re selling your business there are literally dozens of factors to consider, some tangible and some intangible. The first is usually price, and then there are thi…

The Importance of Early Business Succession Planning
June 13, 2018

Not everyone looks forward to retirement. Many people, especially those who are in positions of control, power, and esteem, enjoy going to work every day and really don’t like the thought of puttering around the house or going on cruises for the rest…

The Three Business Valuation Approaches
May 22, 2018

When you are trying to determine the value of a business, it’s not as simple as many other goods and services we buy and sell every day. The value of a business will often relate directly to the buyer’s goals and plans for that business. Some people …

Close to Selling Your Business? Business Valuation Experts
March 28, 2018

Accent the Positive, Divest the Negative, and Make it Shine! Perhaps you’ve heard the adage “never buy a car on a rainy day.” The thought behind it is that on a rainy day, even a faded old car will look shiny, and it’s hard to spot imperfections when…