Business Valuation Basics and Discounting Considerations
This presentation reviews the basics of business valuation including standards of value, three approaches to value, and levels of value. Taking a deeper dive into the levels of value will offer a better understanding of how discounts for minority owners are calculated and applied for lack of control and lack of marketability.
William W. Olsen, CPA
William W Olsen CPA is a principal of Olsen Valuation Advisors, a DBA of William W Olsen CPA PLLC, and the senior valuation expert at the firm. He has over 25 years of professional experience working with clients on taxes and accounting, representation before the IRS (including Offer in Compromise Program settlements), Litigation support, estate planning strategies, business management consulting, business start-up consulting, business valuations, and business value optimization consulting. He is qualified and has the credentials to value going concerns, minority interests, start-ups, and liquidations. He has valued businesses in the construction, wholesale, manufacturing, technology, and professional services industries. He has also testified as an expert witness in lost profits litigation in courtroom trials.