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The Value Report - Machen McChesney Business Advisory Insights

At Machen McChesney we are committed to Returning Value to you through our monthly e-newsletter, The Value Report.

Here you'll find regular tips to help with your business and personal finances, as well as strategies to grow and more efficiently run your organization. 

Table of Content
  1. What's Your Small Business Worth?
  2. Giving the "Right Stock" to Charity
  3. Viewing Clinton vs. Trump through the Lens of Tax Reforms
  4. When Fifty Bucks is Worth More Than Fifty Bucks
  5. Estate and Gift Tax Planning Alert - Valuation Discounts in Family Transfers May Be Disappearing
  6. What's New at Machen McChesney

What's Your Small Business Worth?


It is often difficult to put a price tag on a company that is not publicly traded. For instance, the value of a family-owned business will typically exceed the total value of the hard assets such as equipment and inventory. In addition, assigning a value to intangible assets such as goodwill is a difficult proposition at best. Continue reading.

Giving the "Right Stock" to Charity

iStock_43285238_LARGE-094030-edited.jpgDo you own shares of stock that you want to contribute to charity? Before you pull the trigger on the donation, make sure that you give away the "right kind" of securities instead of the "wrong kind." It can make a big difference on your tax return. Continue reading.

Viewing Clinton vs. Trump through the Lens of Tax Reforms

iStock_000090815599_Large-432178-edited.jpgUnderstanding the Differences Can Help Voters Make Informed Choices.

As we near the home stretch of this year’s presidential campaign, the din of July’s Republican and Democratic national campaigns seems like a distant memory. Indeed, the presidential race has taken so many unexpected twists and turns in the weeks since those two conventions, even jaded veteran political journalists are shaking their heads in disbelief. Continue reading

When Fifty Bucks is Worth More Than Fifty Bucks

iStock_58474054_LARGE-391925-edited.jpgConsider the following scenario: You and a friend are taking in a ballgame one lovely evening at the old ballpark. All is well until that friend of yours mentions that he forgot his wallet. Said friend, then sheepishly asks if he can borrow $50 to fund his consumption of requisite ballpark goodies--a hot dog, a frosty beer, peanuts (what would a ballgame be without peanuts?) and ice cream. Continue reading

Estate and Gift Tax Planning Alert - Valuation Discount in Family Transfers May be Disappearing.

iStock_68551657_LARGE-842478-edited.jpgIf you have been hoping or planning on taking valuation discounts when transferring ownership interests in privately held businesses to family members, the time to do so may be coming to an abrupt end. Continue reading

What's New at Machen McChesney?

iStock_41667068_LARGE-822670-edited.jpgSponsorships, new hires, announcements
Continue reading.

We hope you found value in The Value Report you've received this month. We look forward to finding even more ways to Return Value to you in the future. 

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