Valuation Guide

Valuation Guide

What’s in the Valuation Guide?

This free Valuation Guide contains critical information, tips and suggestions about the valuation process.

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Valuation Guide

In the Valuation Guide you will discover

  • What is my business worth?
  • What are valuations used for?
  • What is the benefit of knowing the true value of my business?
  • How do I know that I’m getting a fair price for my business?
  • What are the different approaches to business valuation?
  • What’s the difference between Asking Price versus Selling Price?
  • What are the key factors that go into valuing my business?
  • How are intangibles such as goodwill factored into a valuation?

Asking price vs. selling price

If the asking price is too high buyers may hesitate to even make an offer for the business. A high asking price may place the business outside the maximum price level of buyers looking for similar businesses. And those looking in that higher price range may see that the business does not warrant such a high price.

The important factor to understand is that there isn’t one magic number that your company is worth. There is a variety of valuation methods used to determine the monetary assessment of a company. Each of these methods will provide a different figure and ultimately, the value of the company is what someone is willing to pay for it.

Business valuations are used for

  • strategic business planning
  • settling legal disputes
  • securing credit
  • marital dissolution
  • negotiating a business purchase
  • estate planning
  • partnership dissolution
  • management buy-out
  • planning an exit strategy
  • raising working capital