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Business Thoughts from the Back of a Horse….

Posted on: June 24th, 2021 by Laura Lemco No Comments

I have been “horse crazy” all my life and am thankful for the privilege of partnering with these amazing creatures.  I have learned so much from our work together and I would like to share some principles via a few posts.  In each post,  I will share one principle I have learned and how it…

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How has COVID affected Dealership Valuations?

Posted on: March 9th, 2021 by Laura Lemco No Comments

Several people have asked how business valuations differ before and after COVID. I recently co-presented with Kelly McCann, Esq. of Burnside Law Group to the Oregon Society of CPAs on the topic to over 50 attendees.  It is an important question! First of all, a valuation is based on a projection of future earnings.  Historical…

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The Danger of Data

Posted on: February 25th, 2021 by Laura Lemco No Comments

Benchmarks and Averages A dealership associate asked me about a key performance indicator for a project she was working on with a client. While I could have given her a simple answer along the lines of, “The benchmark is 30 percent,” I realized that without knowing the details of the whole project, one “good” number…

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Now Might Be a Good Time to Sell Your Dealership

Posted on: December 15th, 2020 by Laura Lemco No Comments

In the past couple months of analyzing dealerships, I have been surprised by the levels of value for some clients. They were at a time in their lives that it was time to sell no matter what. I was dreading having to tell them that the value of their dealership was down because of the…

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Tips to Make Your Business Attractive to Investors

Posted on: September 7th, 2020 by Laura Lemco No Comments

I have performed many appraisals to prepare a business for sale, as well as appraisals for potential investors assessing a business’s value and earnings potential. No matter the type of business or industry, there are several aspects I have seen that make a business more attractive to a potential buyer. Here are tips, along with…

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We Wish We Had Known….

Posted on: August 10th, 2020 by Laura Lemco No Comments

Going to court for any reason is a stressful experience. Expert witnesses assist the trier of facts (a judge and/or jury) to reach a decision. We serve as expert witnesses in cases involving valuation. Disputes between owners, divorces, and tax matters are most common. The legal process can vary depending on jurisdiction, but in almost…

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Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Posted on: January 24th, 2020 by Laura Lemco No Comments

A friend recommended Greg McKeown’s book essentialism to me over a year ago.  I have read it, taken notes, set goals, and read it again.  It has changed my life for the better, especially helping me let go of a frenetic lifestyle to live a life of meaning. Working through this book has given me…

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