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Ohio Update: Budget Bill Passed; Relief for Storm Victims

On July 18, 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a new two-year state budget that includes lowering personal income taxes and retaining key business tax provisions. While the biennial budget period began July 1, 2019, most of the tax. Read More >>

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Introducing the BMF Cyber Technology Group

There could not have been a better occasion. As we continue the momentum of our 60th anniversary year, we are excited to announce our new practice area, BMF Cyber Technology Group (CTG). This new service line will offer a. Read More >>

Transparency can pad a business’s price tag

CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS – Best Practices in M&A Issued the week of January 16, 2017 By Mark B. Bober Most studies suggest that 70% to 90% of acquisitions fail to generate the investment returns targeted by the acquirer. M&A. Read More >>

High valuations don’t always mean it’s a good time to sell

Company valuations today are at the highest levels we’ve seen in years. So if you’re a business owner thinking about a liquidity event, now would be a good time, right? Not so fast. Even though the value of their. Read More >>

Looking to Boost Profit Margins? It All Starts With the Answers to These Six Questions

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Smart Business Issued the week of October 12, 2016 By Eric D. German It’s ironic, but one of the questions many business owners struggle to answer is, “how much DOES it cost us to produce that?” So basic, but. Read More >>

Scrupulous Due Diligence Bolsters the Buyer’s Advantage

As seen in Crain’s Cleveland Business Issued the week of January 18, 2016 The current M&A market remains a “seller’s market,” both in terms of economics (purchase price multiples), as well as the structure of key deal terms. The. Read More >>

Regional Firms Must Find New Ways to Recruit Talent

By Eileen Connor-Costilow “Bigger is better.” The American cultural preference that all things big must be best certainly carries through to the accounting industry. This resonates with many job-seekers, who assume careers and job opportunities in the Big Four. Read More >>

Reasons to be green

How energy-efficiency can reap extra savings By Brooke Bates Smart Business Cleveland February 2010 Before the improvements at the Fomo Products Inc. headquarters, if you crawled above the drop ceiling, you could see daylight through cracks between the roof. Read More >>

Understanding Working Capital Impact on M&A Deals

Crain’s Cleveland BusinessIssued the week of Sunday, January 18, 2015 By Mark B. Bober The way working capital is structured in any M&A deal can be an important consideration in the economics of the agreement.  A typical deal is. Read More >>