Ep 82 - A Show About Nothing

It’s time for Paul and Patrick to catch up on listeners’ (and Patrick’s) questions. Episode 80 seems like yesterday, but there’s an update to give on the sentiments surrounding the Rentokil / Terminix deal. Paul lays out his reasons why Terminix franchisees could have a banner exit on their hands.

One question on yellow and red flags in financial statements goes down a rabbit’s trail of following trends, benchmarking (Ep 24 with Jarl Dahlfors), getting granular with your chart of accounts (Ep 32 with Doug Stevenson), and managing your business as if you’re going to sell. It’s not too late to go back and give Ep 26 a listen and get your free Chart of Accounts template.

If you’re asking yourself about what an acquirer would say about your write-offs, Paul brings clarity to the confusion. Do you get a pandemic pass for your production? Terminix didn’t according to Tim’s recent episode.

In a different fashion than the self-conscious drop your drawers financial exam, Patrick learns about Paul’s 12-month checkup with acquirers. How do the acquirers stack up against the forward projections in the Potomac CIMs?

Don’t miss out on overcompensating employees, trademarks, marketing multi-branch offices, KPIs not found on financial statements, and the “newest edition to our service”.

You’re going to want to get your hands on Potomac’s upcoming Valuation Report. Make sure your sign up for The Commentary at potomacpest.com

Almost forgot…. in true Boardroom Buzz fashion, the episode has its own disclaimer. It may be about tax, or it may be about expenses that don’t need to go on the credit card.

Co-Produced, Edited, and Mixed by Dylan Seals of Verbell.Ltd

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