The Business Owner’s Valuation toolkit. Information to assist you on your path to greater business value.
eBusinessAppraisals.com offers the following tips for undergoing a business valuation assessment:
1. Identify Opportunities - A business valuation identifies areas of opportunities and threats that can increase or decrease your company’s revenue, or value. This is also crucial if you’re going to sell a business.
2. Prepare Financial Records - For the results to be as precise as possible, a business valuation necessitates the review of your financial books and documents. Since these form a great deal of the business assessment process, all of your financial documents must be complete and organized, going as far back as a few years for review. A business valuation then obliges you to keep a record of substantial documents relating to the value of your business. Read more
The eBusinessAppraisals.com rosetta stone for Business Valuation Terms levels the playing field for business owners and business valuation lingo. Here are a preview of the terms you can expect to find. Download the complete guide today with our compliments.
Ask the owner of a privately-held business about what the value of his company is, and chances are he would give you an abstract answer, or an inflated and exaggerated figure- both taking into account all the sacrifices and hard work he has put in to build the company. Understandable, perhaps, but the truth is most business owners have no idea what their fair market value really is. They can be easily swept away by the sentimental component of building the business.
eBusinessAppraisals.com has prepared a document outlining why and how an annual valuation will benefit your business. Read more.
There is an old saying in middle-market investment banking: “Strategic buyers rarely buy what the sellers think they are selling…”
This means that unless you understand what buyers will find attractive about your company beyond EBITDA, you may not understand the full value of your company to specific buyers. Because of this, if you have decided to sell your company on your own, it is vital that you clearly understand and document your intangible assets.
eBusinessAppraisals.com reviews some of the more valuable intangible assets that business owners should take into account in preparing their company for sale. Read more.
Obtaining financing in this economy is a challenge. Banks have more rigid qualification criteria and just the chatter about this credit belt tightening has discouraged company owners from applying.
Do not be disheartened before you attempt to secure financing. Review the guidelines within this presentation and from your chosen financial institution, prepare a loan request package that actually builds credibility with the lender. Businesses need credit for a variety of reasons: capital infusion; daily cash flow; business growth; equipment acquisition; or real estate acquisition to name a few.
eBusinessAppraisals.com has prepared the following guide for small business owners in concert with information from America’s largest lending institution, Bank of America. Read more.
It’s easier than you think to secure your business value and start using it. There are many different approaches to valuation. Ensure you understand what you are getting. We have detailed our standard process in a document that you can download.
After more than $6 billion in valuation deliveries, and in our humble opinion, we feel anything less is incomplete and misleading when you are seeking a true fair market business value. Read more.
Succession planning presents challenges with accompanying risks to the business and its employees. eBusinessAppraisals.com
offers five tips to help you develop an orderly transition of power. Read more
Business valuation is a precise measurement of your company’s worth. This extensive assessment of everything that makes up your business, from the items in the balance sheet to your intangible value drivers.
Our actual ValuEdge product is packed with more than 25 pages of relevant, practical, real-time information. Read more
eBusinessAppraisals.com consistently advises that a key advantage of a current business valuation is the ability to identify and deal with value detractors. Often these are items in the expense category —and targeting the value danger zones not only save business owners money immediately, but that savings translates into exponentially higher cash-out value at the closing table. Entrepreneur magazine listed several practical tips to help businesses cut down on expenses. Read more
Still haven’t taken your marketing online? It’s costing you the customers you are seeking for your business! As your prospective customers spend more time online, they increasingly rely on the web for information on the goods that they consume, as they continue to be exposed to the online marketing messages of other brands and services. Besides this, you are also limiting the reach of your message by sticking to traditional marketing platforms.