Valuation Mergers and Acquisitions

April 26, 2016
Funeral And Cemetery Consultants Dan Isard CI May 2016

Cemetery Impossible – How should the purchase of a cemetery be recorded, and what comes after that?

A cemetery is a special place, not only to families but also to accountants. It’s not a typical business, and decisions about how to record the business of a cemetery need to be made with an eye to consistency.  Read Dan’s latest CI column in the May issue of the ICCFA Magazine or click here. CI May 2016
April 26, 2016
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A Four-Step Approach to Business Succession – American Funeral Director Magazine April 2016

Every business will be sold. The only question is will the business owner be alive to enjoy the fruits of the years of labor. Business succession is the most important decision you can make. If you elect to do this carelessly, your chance of doing it correctly is slim. My very first speech at a National Funeral Directors Association convention was titled, “Do You Need to Sell Your Home in Order to Get Your House in Order?” The question posed addressed whether or not you will have enough money when you want to retire and what role your business will play in that life event. In my 40 years of working with business owners, predominantly funeral and cemetery businesses, I have perfected a system that works. It is an integrated approach. You can try to do it yourself or find […]
February 4, 2016
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Finance 101 – Of Buyers and Sellers

There are myriad things you need to investigate before buying a business, even from a family member.  Dan explains in his latest Finance 101 column how to make sure you are prepared.
May 29, 2015
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How Tough Can It Be?

Running a profitable cemetery is not the same as running a profitable funeral home.  In this month’s Finance 101 column Dan responds to a reader looking for advice on whether or not to buy a local cemetery in his market.
May 7, 2015
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Thinking About Acquiring a Business? Critical things to evaluate before you make your decision.

There are many reasons to make an acquisition and just as many to walk away from one.  Click below to read Dan’s 4 step process outlined to help funeral business owner Concerned About Change decide whether or not to purchase a competitor’s business.
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