top 5 center for private company excellence blog posts

In total, we published 37 blog posts in 2021. While we received positive feedback throughout the year, a few posts were particularly popular with our readers.

Here are the top five posts from the Center for Private Company Excellence blog in 2021:


1. Understanding President Biden's  $1.9 Trillion Economic Rescue Package
February 5

Several pandemic relief packages have been legislated and passed over the past year, and each included tax incentives as well as small business relief through government grants and loans. President Biden’s American Rescue Plan is no different. Here are highlights of the plan’s tax and government aid proposals that will impact small businesses as well as their employees.

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2. Potential Tax Law Changes Under the American Jobs Plan That Would Affect Individual Taxpayers
May 14

The passage of The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act in December 2020 and The American Rescue Plan in February 2021 were both geared toward stimulating the economy and providing pandemic-related financial benefits to businesses and individuals. Future legislation looks to build off of these packages and expand investment in various aspects of the U.S. economy.

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3. PPP Loan Necessity Questionnaire and FAQ #53 – What Borrowers Need to Know
January 15

In October 2020, the SBA issued Form 3509 – Paycheck Protection Program Loan Necessity Questionnaire (LNQ) for for-profit borrowers. This form is required to be submitted by all borrowers with first draw PPP loans of $2 million or greater as part of the SBA’s loan review process to determine whether the borrower met the good faith certification requirements in being eligible for a PPP loan.

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4. Why Privately-Held Businesses receive Valuation Discounts
May 6

Privately-held businesses are generally entitled to receive two types of valuation discounts. One is the discount for lack of marketability (DLOM) and the other is the discount for lack of control (DLOC). This blog post will focus on the DLOM, which is available for most privately-held business valuations, whereas the DLOC, as the name would indicate, is only available for a minority ownership stake within a privately-held business.

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5. Do You Have the Right Team? Here Are Five Questions You Should Consider
September 17

Given the nature of our business, we have the pleasure of working with CEOs with wildly different leadership styles, and the truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to effective leadership. However, in our experience, successful CEOs have one thing in common—a strong supporting cast. Here are five questions to ask to determine if you have the right people in the right seats.

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