Articles – Statewide

Pitfalls Around Earnouts (and Why They Rarely Payout)

2018-05-19T01:10:37-10:00May 19th, 2018|Articles - Statewide|

By George Deeb Takeaway: "The devil is in the detail, in terms of how an earnout gets written." What Is an Earnout? An earnout is a financing arrangement for the purchase of a business in which the seller finances a portion of the purchase price, and payment of this amount is contingent on achieving a predetermined level of future

SBA Announces Hawaii’s 2018 Top Small Business Winners

2018-04-17T04:15:01-10:00April 17th, 2018|Articles - Publications, Articles - Statewide|

SBA Announces Hawaii’s 2018 Top Small Business Winners The Hawaii District Office announced the selection of Reginald “Regi” Perry, managing member of Barbers Point Aviation Services, LLC, as the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Hawaii.   Perry has been invited to represent the State of Hawaii at the celebration of

Tip For Maximizing Business Value

2018-03-06T03:07:24-10:00February 27th, 2018|Articles - Mergers / Acquisitions, Articles - Statewide|

Tip #25 Burying excessive personal expenses in the business financials can lower business value! The most popular method of valuing a business uses a multiple of earnings over a period of years. Business owners should be aware of that while attempting to reduce the bottom line with personal expenses to minimize taxes. Though there are

Maximizing Your Business Value Before a Sale

2018-03-06T03:07:45-10:00November 3rd, 2017|Articles - Statewide|

Gary Miller GEM Strategy Management, Inc. | November 1, 2017 The process of selling a business has become more complex today. Buyers are more cautious and much more rigorous in their due diligence efforts due to the Great Recession. A big reason why a deal fails is that owners do not plan early enough to