Author Archives: Dennis Marshall

Crafting a Strategic Business Exit Plan: Mitigating Personal Risk Through Early Planning

Reducing Owner Exposure | vcfo

Embarking on the journey of selling your business is a pivotal moment for any entrepreneur. For many business owners, their enterprise stands as the cornerstone of their financial portfolio, representing the lion’s share of their net worth. In much the same way as, diversifying investments is a prudent strategy to mitigate personal risk, strategizing the …

Unlocking Growth: The Strategic Power of Debt as Financial Leverage

Unlocking Growth: The Strategic Power of Debt as Financial Leverage | vcfo

Debt, often perceived as a financial burden, is a powerful tool when strategically employed. Frequently referred to as leverage, debt has the potential to fuel growth, drive strategic initiatives, and propel businesses to new heights. In this exploration, we’ll unravel common misconceptions surrounding debt, highlighting its strategic benefits, and providing comprehensive examples of how it …

Enhancing Business Valuation: Aligning Owner Perception with Market Realities

Understanding and Maximizing Business Valuation | vcfo

After years spent pouring their life’s work into building a business, an owner invariably forms a perception of its worth. Yet, this perception often differs from the view of the market. Owner’s opinions of their business value can be influenced by inherent biases, flawed valuation methodologies, and factors lurking beyond their control. As a business …