☰ Menu Free Confidential Consultation303.994.6919

Blog

Dealership Valuation Services Blog

Dealer Insights

National Powersports Dealer Association

Posted on: August 31st, 2021 by Laura Lemco No Comments

Congratulations and THANK YOU to the dealers who put in tremendous amounts of effort to get this association off the ground! https://www.dealernews.com/Home/post/national-powersports-dealers-association-launches/2021-08-31 https://www.npda.org/

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More