Noah Rosenfarb

Noah Rosenfarb, CPA/ABV/PFS has devoted his career to advising business owners on all things related to money. He is a Personal CFO and Holistic Wealth Coach at Freedom Business Advisors, which provides middle market business owners guidance on how to successfully transition out of the management and or ownership of their company. Mr. Rosenfarb is the author of EXIT: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise and co-hosts the Divestopedia podcast where he is both a contributor and Advisory Board member.

Mr. Rosenfarb serves as a Transition Architect, thoughtfully designing a plan for owners to maximize the after-tax value of their company, achieve financial security and maintain family harmony. Equally importantly, he assists in the restructuring and deployment of a family’s human and financial capital with the ultimate goal of maximizing prosperity. 

In addition, Mr. Rosenfarb operates Freedom Wealth Advisors a multi-family office recognized by The CPA Wealth Provider for innovation in financial planning. Noah’s holistic approach to wealth management helps clients feel more comfortable, confident and secure about their financial future, thereby meeting the firm’s vision of Financial Freedom. 

Prior to creating Freedom, Mr. Rosenfarb was Partner at a CPA firm that went on to merge with Marcum, LLP. He began his career there by helping business owners increase income, profits, cash flow and the value of their companies. He accomplished this by co-creating strategic business plans and developing and implementing performance based compensation systems. 

Clients relied on Mr. Rosenfarb to provide negotiating strategy and guidance for merger, acquisition and divestiture activity. He applied these same principles to help his firm grow from $2.5MM and 12 people when he joined the firm to $15MM and 70 people when he left 9 years later. 

Mr. Rosenfarb has testified in numerous courts as an expert witness and has lectured on technical topics such as business valuation, exit planning, personal productivity, investments, estate planning and family office services. He is the author of EXIT: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise and co-hosts the Divestopedia podcast where he is both a contributor and Advisory Board member. 

Mr. Rosenfarb is currently enrolled at Soul Purpose Institute, where he studies how to maximize personal productivity and deliver uncommon value to clients. He is a graduate of Money Quotient, where he learned to integrate financial life planning with traditional financial planning and Rutgers College, where he obtained a degree in Accounting and a minor in Philosophy.

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Articles by Noah Rosenfarb


How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit


Have you defined what a successful exit actually looks like? Do you have a realistic goal for when you want to sell the company and how...

Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies


Podcast with John Bly, author of 'Cracking the Code: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Growing Your Business Through Mergers and Acquisitions for...

Keys to Finding Happiness After Selling Your Business Keys to Finding Happiness After Selling Your Business Keys to Finding Happiness After Selling Your Business Keys to Finding Happiness After Selling Your Business


Bo Burlingham's book, Finish Big, summarized his research with entrepreneurs on the keys to a successful and happy exit from a business.

Making Business Valuations Affordable, Accessible and Real-Time for the Middle Market Making Business Valuations Affordable, Accessible and Real-Time for the Middle Market Making Business Valuations Affordable, Accessible and Real-Time for the Middle Market Making Business Valuations Affordable, Accessible and Real-Time for the Middle Market


In the past, knowing the real-time value of your private businesses was impossible. BizEquity is changing that by democratizing business...

Strategies for Managing Wealth in Your Private Business Strategies for Managing Wealth in Your Private Business Strategies for Managing Wealth in Your Private Business Strategies for Managing Wealth in Your Private Business


In this podcast, Chris Mercer talks about invaluable strategies for unlocking the wealth in private businesses and creating financial...

Improving Access to Capital Markets Improving Access to Capital Markets Improving Access to Capital Markets Improving Access to Capital Markets


In this podcast, Peter Lehrman, CEO of Axial, talks about how his company is improving access to the capital markets.

Can Private Equity Help Grow Your Equity Value by 3X? Can Private Equity Help Grow Your Equity Value by 3X? Can Private Equity Help Grow Your Equity Value by 3X? Can Private Equity Help Grow Your Equity Value by 3X?


In this podcast, James Darnell of KLH Capital shares his experience of partnering with business owners in the lower middle market.

How to Sell Your Business for a Crazy High Price How to Sell Your Business for a Crazy High Price How to Sell Your Business for a Crazy High Price How to Sell Your Business for a Crazy High Price


What does it take to sell your business for an Outrageous Price? Find out in this interview with Kevin Short, author of Sell Your Business...

The Myth of Value Creation The Myth of Value Creation The Myth of Value Creation The Myth of Value Creation


Discover how you can exit your business at a more lucrative price to the right successor.

A Guide to Family Business Transitions A Guide to Family Business Transitions A Guide to Family Business Transitions A Guide to Family Business Transitions


Business succession can be a very stressful process for families. In this podcast, an industry pioneer discusses some fundamental ways for...

Why Don't Business Owners Embrace Exit Planning? Why Don't Business Owners Embrace Exit Planning? Why Don't Business Owners Embrace Exit Planning? Why Don't Business Owners Embrace Exit Planning?


Exit planning is understanding the correlation between the way a business is run and its valuation.

Skills Needed for Successful Family Wealth Transfer Skills Needed for Successful Family Wealth Transfer Skills Needed for Successful Family Wealth Transfer Skills Needed for Successful Family Wealth Transfer


Discover the problems that face families when transferring wealth and understand what you can do to make the process a smooth one.

Involving Your Management Team in a Business Sale Involving Your Management Team in a Business Sale Involving Your Management Team in a Business Sale Involving Your Management Team in a Business Sale


While you're busy coordinating the fine print of your business sale, you may want to consider including your mangement team in the...

Real Economic Value in Driving Corporate Culture Real Economic Value in Driving Corporate Culture Real Economic Value in Driving Corporate Culture Real Economic Value in Driving Corporate Culture


If you could purposely - not accidentally, but purposely - create the culture that had the highest probability of causing your people to...

Find Freedom and Unlock Hidden Value in Your Business Find Freedom and Unlock Hidden Value in Your Business Find Freedom and Unlock Hidden Value in Your Business Find Freedom and Unlock Hidden Value in Your Business


Learn methods to uncover hidden values in a business and specific tools that owners can used to create freedom by removing themselves from...

The Importance of Business Continuity Planning The Importance of Business Continuity Planning The Importance of Business Continuity Planning The Importance of Business Continuity Planning


What if you died and your spouse just inherited your business. What should they do with it? Learn more about business continuity planning...

Lessons Learned From Providing 13 Million+ Business Valuations Lessons Learned From Providing 13 Million+ Business Valuations Lessons Learned From Providing 13 Million+ Business Valuations Lessons Learned From Providing 13 Million+ Business Valuations


Michael Carter, CEO and president of BizEquity, talks about their simple and affordable online tool to value a lower mid-market business.

How to Buy and Sell an Online Business How to Buy and Sell an Online Business How to Buy and Sell an Online Business How to Buy and Sell an Online Business


Learn the basics about buying and selling an online business.

Building Your Business through Acquisition Building Your Business through Acquisition Building Your Business through Acquisition Building Your Business through Acquisition


Understand the different ways that owners have utilized capital structure to enhance the growth of their business and, eventually, their...

How to Choose the Right Private Equity Partner How to Choose the Right Private Equity Partner How to Choose the Right Private Equity Partner How to Choose the Right Private Equity Partner


Are you thinking of taking on a private equity partner? Here are some things to consider when evaluating potential suitors.

The Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle Market The Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle Market The Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle Market The Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle Market


The middle market represents 1/3 of private sector GDP and employs approximately 25% of the total labor force. Yet, it is estimated 70% of...

Micro Private Equity: The Art of Acquiring Small Businesses Micro Private Equity: The Art of Acquiring Small Businesses Micro Private Equity: The Art of Acquiring Small Businesses Micro Private Equity: The Art of Acquiring Small Businesses


Learn about the opportunities present in micro private equity. Deal structuring will be an important skill for young entrepreneurs looking...

How Private, Mid-Market Businesses Can Avoid Leaving Money on the Table How Private, Mid-Market Businesses Can Avoid Leaving Money on the Table How Private, Mid-Market Businesses Can Avoid Leaving Money on the Table How Private, Mid-Market Businesses Can Avoid Leaving Money on the Table


The average business has a 26% value gap. Think of it as the amount of money that you would leave on the table if you went to sell your...

10 Impediments to Maximizing Exit Opportunities 10 Impediments to Maximizing Exit Opportunities 10 Impediments to Maximizing Exit Opportunities 10 Impediments to Maximizing Exit Opportunities


There are a multitude of issues that could derail the sale of a business. In this podcast, we explore 10 impediments that can reduce the...

How to Build a Sellable Business - An Interview With John Warrillow How to Build a Sellable Business - An Interview With John Warrillow How to Build a Sellable Business - An Interview With John Warrillow How to Build a Sellable Business - An Interview With John Warrillow


John Warrillow, author of the best sellling book "Built to Sell", provides his expert advice on how owners can build a valuable and...

After Helping 500,000 Entrepreneurs, Jay Turo Has Advice for You After Helping 500,000 Entrepreneurs, Jay Turo Has Advice for You After Helping 500,000 Entrepreneurs, Jay Turo Has Advice for You After Helping 500,000 Entrepreneurs, Jay Turo Has Advice for You


Growthink's co-founder and CEO, Jay Turo, provides a candid interview on best practices for strategy planning in lower mid-market...

Can Robots Help Increase the Value of Your Business? Can Robots Help Increase the Value of Your Business? Can Robots Help Increase the Value of Your Business? Can Robots Help Increase the Value of Your Business?


Software robots are an emerging trend in business process automation. They reduce the time and cost of carrying out common business...

Biggest Lessons Learned From Selling My Business Biggest Lessons Learned From Selling My Business Biggest Lessons Learned From Selling My Business Biggest Lessons Learned From Selling My Business


Cory Janssen, co-founder of Investopedia and Divestopedia, shares his nuggets of wisdom learned from selling Investopedia to Forbes.

Transitioning Business Wealth to Liquid Wealth Transitioning Business Wealth to Liquid Wealth Transitioning Business Wealth to Liquid Wealth Transitioning Business Wealth to Liquid Wealth


In this podcast, Lisa Gray, founder of Graymatter Strategies LLC, explores how family businesses can prepare emotionally and financially...

The Exit Planning Event of the Year The Exit Planning Event of the Year The Exit Planning Event of the Year The Exit Planning Event of the Year


Divestopedia is proud to be a media sponsor for the Exit Planning Institute’s 2013 International Conference. Learn more about the event and...

Think Twice Before Involving Your Kids in the Family Business Think Twice Before Involving Your Kids in the Family Business Think Twice Before Involving Your Kids in the Family Business Think Twice Before Involving Your Kids in the Family Business


Author of two international best-seller books, Tom Deans, Ph.D. provides a thought-provoking and contrarian approach to business succession...

A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business


Most business owners only sell a business once. Serial entrepreneurs are a different breed, though. They understand maximizing value and...

Managing Family Dynamics in Business Succession Planning Managing Family Dynamics in Business Succession Planning Managing Family Dynamics in Business Succession Planning Managing Family Dynamics in Business Succession Planning


Wealth brings complexity. In this podcast, Matthew Wesley, a family succession expert, shares his experiences in managing the dynamics of a...

Investing Your Wealth After a Business Sale Investing Your Wealth After a Business Sale Investing Your Wealth After a Business Sale Investing Your Wealth After a Business Sale


Plan for the transition from earning money or wealth accumulation as a business owner, to spending money or wealth utilization after you...

I've Helped Sell Over 100 Businesses; Here's My Advice I've Helped Sell Over 100 Businesses; Here's My Advice I've Helped Sell Over 100 Businesses; Here's My Advice I've Helped Sell Over 100 Businesses; Here's My Advice


The sale process is the moment of truth when you convert all of your hard work into cold hard cash. Most entrepreneurs only get the chance...

Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business


Eighty percent of people with wealth in excess of $5 million gain it through entrepreneurship. Learn about wealth management strategies...

How to Become a Passive Owner in Your Business How to Become a Passive Owner in Your Business How to Become a Passive Owner in Your Business How to Become a Passive Owner in Your Business


If you want to sell your company, you must prove to a buyer that success is not dependent on your day-to-day involvement. But how can you...

Build and Exit a Billion Dollar Business Build and Exit a Billion Dollar Business Build and Exit a Billion Dollar Business Build and Exit a Billion Dollar Business


Many entrepreneurs dream of building and exiting a billion dollar business. Learn how from Terry Freeman, an entrepreneur who has done it...

How Much Money Do You Need From an Exit to Be Financially Secure? How Much Money Do You Need From an Exit to Be Financially Secure? How Much Money Do You Need From an Exit to Be Financially Secure? How Much Money Do You Need From an Exit to Be Financially Secure?


Valuation is important when selling a business, but after-tax proceeds are even more critical. Learn about methods to figuring out how much...

3 Things Any Owner Can Do Now to Prepare for an Exit 3 Things Any Owner Can Do Now to Prepare for an Exit 3 Things Any Owner Can Do Now to Prepare for an Exit 3 Things Any Owner Can Do Now to Prepare for an Exit


Learn exit planning strategies from the original exit planning coach, Peter Christman.

Purposefully Planning the Exit from Your Business Purposefully Planning the Exit from Your Business Purposefully Planning the Exit from Your Business Purposefully Planning the Exit from Your Business


Why should you start planning the exit from your business now? Well, it can help prepare you emotionally and financially to go from wealth...

Expensive Mistakes When Selling a Business Expensive Mistakes When Selling a Business Expensive Mistakes When Selling a Business Expensive Mistakes When Selling a Business


In this podcast with Stuart Sorkin, learn about common exit planning mistakes and things you can do right now to prepare for an exit.

Advice from a Real Entrepreneur on Selling a Business Advice from a Real Entrepreneur on Selling a Business Advice from a Real Entrepreneur on Selling a Business Advice from a Real Entrepreneur on Selling a Business


There are lots of articles from advisors on selling a business, but business owners want to hear from their peers on what to look out for....

Private Equity Basics For Mid-Market Entrepreneurs Private Equity Basics For Mid-Market Entrepreneurs Private Equity Basics For Mid-Market Entrepreneurs Private Equity Basics For Mid-Market Entrepreneurs


Private equity buyers can be a great exit option for many middle market business owners. In this podcast, learn the basics of private...

PODCAST: Interview with Bruce C. Rosetto, Entrepreneur-Turned-Counselor to Entrepreneurs PODCAST: Interview with Bruce C. Rosetto, Entrepreneur-Turned-Counselor to Entrepreneurs PODCAST: Interview with Bruce C. Rosetto, Entrepreneur-Turned-Counselor to Entrepreneurs PODCAST: Interview with Bruce C. Rosetto, Entrepreneur-Turned-Counselor to Entrepreneurs


In this Divestopedia Exit Strategy Podcast, host Noah Rosenfarb, CPA interviews Bruce C. Rosetto, Esq., an entrepreneur-turned-counselor to...

Preserving Life Stories for Family Businesses Preserving Life Stories for Family Businesses Preserving Life Stories for Family Businesses Preserving Life Stories for Family Businesses


Learn how owners can make sure their business and family legacy is long-lasting and positive.

A Guide to Building Family Legacy and Wealth A Guide to Building Family Legacy and Wealth A Guide to Building Family Legacy and Wealth A Guide to Building Family Legacy and Wealth


Many middle market entrepreneurs work hard every day to build up their business value. This podcast takes a different spin and educates...

PODCAST: Interview with Warland Griffith, Preparing for the Sale of Your Business PODCAST: Interview with Warland Griffith, Preparing for the Sale of Your Business PODCAST: Interview with Warland Griffith, Preparing for the Sale of Your Business PODCAST: Interview with Warland Griffith, Preparing for the Sale of Your Business


In this Divestopedia Podcast, host Noah Rosenfarb, CPA continues his interviews with attorneys, M&A experts, accountants, valuators, exit...

Have Business Partners? Understand Buy-Sell Agreements Have Business Partners? Understand Buy-Sell Agreements Have Business Partners? Understand Buy-Sell Agreements Have Business Partners? Understand Buy-Sell Agreements


Learn about buy-sell agreements and why they are an integral part of exit planning.

No Exit Plan, But Need to Sell No Exit Plan, But Need to Sell No Exit Plan, But Need to Sell No Exit Plan, But Need to Sell


At the end of a long business career, it can be difficult to know what to do next. This is why exit planning before you reach the point of...

The Role of Strategic Planning in Building Business Value The Role of Strategic Planning in Building Business Value The Role of Strategic Planning in Building Business Value The Role of Strategic Planning in Building Business Value


Obtaining answers to three basic business questions can help drive strategy and business value.

Changing the Odds of Wealth Transfer Changing the Odds of Wealth Transfer Changing the Odds of Wealth Transfer Changing the Odds of Wealth Transfer


The odds are against high net worth families to properly transfer wealth between generations. Here are four ways to preserve family wealth.