Joseph M. Maas

Joseph M. Maas's Articles
  • Valuing Your Business: Part 2
  • Whether you are planning to sell your business or need to determine its value for other purposes, there are five methods to doing a valuation: fair market value, fair value, book value, intrinsic value and investment value. Here's a brief summary of the five business valuation methods
  • Published in Finance on 07 Oct 2014
  • Selling Your Business: Part 4
  • Selling your business is a very complex transaction. It is not something that can or should be achieved overnight. It requires careful planning and forethought. We recommend that you work with a trusted team of advisors to help you sell your business successfully.
  • Published in Finance on 18 Sep 2014
  • Designing A Life Insurance Portfolio
  • A diversified life insurance portfolio should be a part of every business owner's long-term financial plan and exit strategy. Here's what it should include.
  • Published in Finance on 18 Sep 2014
  • Your Insurance Advisor And You: Life Insurance Rights And Responsibilities
  • To get the most out of a diversified life insurance portfolio, it is important to know your rights and responsibilities as a policyholder as well as those of your insurance advisor. Here's what you need to know now.
  • Published in Finance on 18 Sep 2014
  • The Financial Implications Of Getting Married Later In Life
  • Getting married later in life? Consider the financial implications of a late-in-life union and discuss them with your financial planning team.
  • Published in Finance on 18 Sep 2014
  • Selling Your Business: Part 2
  • Selling your business is a complex transaction with many moving parts. Among the many considerations are transaction type asset sale, stock sale and sales channel.
  • Published in Finance on 13 Sep 2014
  • Selling Your Business: Part 3
  • Selling a business is a complex transaction that requires a lot of thoughtful consideration. In this article, we'll address process review to help you evaluate the viability of selling your business now.
  • Published in Finance on 13 Sep 2014
  • Working With A Business Broker: What You Need To Know
  • You've worked too hard and too long to risk selling your business by yourself. You need a professional who knows how to sell businesses, where to advertise, and has industry contacts. The chances are you've not sold many businesses in your career, and now is not the time to learn. Here's what you need to know when engaging a business broker.
  • Published in Finance on 18 Aug 2014
  • Selling Your Business: Part 1
  • Selling your business is a big decision, requiring a lot of thought and planning. How mentally and financially ready are you? This article will help you determine that.
  • Published in Finance on 18 Aug 2014
  • How A "Key Man" Impacts Your Company's Value
  • Learn how a "key man" can impact your company's value.
  • Published in Finance on 24 Jul 2014
  • Estate Planning 101: Wills
  • Estate planning and wills are important part of a successful exit strategy. Author Joseph M. Maas explains how in this excerpt from "Exit Insight: Getting to Sold!"
  • Published in Finance on 24 Jul 2014
  • Estate Planning 101: Probate
  • Estate planning including probate is an important part of a successful exit strategy. Author Joseph M. Maas explains estate planning in this expert from his new book "Exit Insight: Getting to Sold!"
  • Published in Finance on 24 Jul 2014
  • Estate Planning 101: Trusts
  • Estate planning, including creating a trust, is a complicated process and an important part of the exit planning process for business owners. This excerpt from author Joseph M. Maas' book "Exit Insight: Getting to Sold!" explains trusts as part of a successful exit strategy.
  • Published in Finance on 24 Jul 2014
  • Managing Your Investments: Selection, Rebalancing And Reporting
  • Managing your investments involves much more than making initial selections and waiting to see how your investments perform. It also involves rebalancing, reporting and monitoring.
  • Published in Finance on 23 Jul 2014
  • What Is Your Exit Strategy? Part 1
  • Business owners need to have an exit strategy and statement in place to prepare their business for the future.
  • Published in Finance on 21 Jul 2014
  • What Is Your Exit Strategy? Part 2
  • Business owners need an exit strategy and exit statement to plan for the eventual sale of your business. Are you ready?
  • Published in Finance on 21 Jul 2014
  • It's Time For A Mid-Year Financial Review
  • Now into the second half of the year, this is a great time to conduct a mid-year financial review of your investments, savings, retirement plan and tax withholdings to see if you are on pace to reach your 2014 financial goals.
  • Published in Finance on 21 Jul 2014
  • Why Business Owners Need a Business Valuation
  • Conducting a business valuation is a complicated process, but necessary for a business owner to know what his or her company is truly worth.
  • Published in Finance on 11 Jun 2014
  • Exit Planning: Conducting a Personal Financial Analysis
  • Is your company worth enough to secure your retirement? If you're not sure, then you need to develop an exit plan which includes conducting a personal financial planning analysis.
  • Published in Finance on 11 Jun 2014
  • Estate Planning: Who Is On Your Estate Planning Team?
  • Selecting trusted advisors for your estate planning team are critical to your financial future, so choose wisely.
  • Published in Finance on 11 Jun 2014
  • What's An Exit Plan Got To Do With It?
  • Exit planning is a critical step in planning a business owner's retirement. Learn why it is so important and what you can do to prepare yourself to sell your business.
  • Published in Finance on 10 Jun 2014
  • Setting Your Retirement Goals
  • Setting your retirement goals is the first step in figuring out if you'll have enough money to retire. Author Joseph M. Maas reveals why goal setting is so important.
  • Published in Finance on 10 Jun 2014
  • Using your IRA to Purchase Property Investments: Part 1
  • Did you know you could use your IRA to purchase property investments? If you follow the relevant IRS regulations, it is possible.
  • Published in Finance on 10 Jun 2014
  • Using Your IRA To Purchase Property Investments: Part 2
  • Did you know you could use your IRA to purchase property investments? If you follow the relevant IRS regulations, it is possible.
  • Published in Finance on 10 Jun 2014
  • Tax Changes For 2014: What You Need To Know
  • Tax rates, credits and exemptions can change from year to year, compliments of the IRS. Be sure you understand what these changes mean and how they impact you.
  • Published in Finance on 10 Jun 2014
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