Small business valuation resources
We have compiled links to resources on business valuation and planning a business sale or purchase that you may find useful. Check back often, as we update this section regularly with new and valuable items.
Professional business appraisal organizations
There are a number of professional business appraisal organizations that train and certify their members in business valuation.
Business valuation standards bodies
These organizations are involved in developing and publishing professional business valuation standards.
Business valuation standards
Standards governing the development and reporting of professionally performed business valuations.
Industry and business type classification
Widely accepted industry classification systems to identify the type of any business or professional practice. Essential if you plan to value your business using the market comparisons.
Business valuation and risk assessment data
There are excellent business valuation risk assessment data sources available on the market. You will find these resources essential for valuing a business or professional practice.
Business broker associations
Many business brokers maintain on-line presence and often provide description of their services, geographic scope and current business for sale listings.
Small business purchase financing
Check out the SBA website to review the SBA loan programs used for financing a business purchase and other needs. Search the list of SBA lenders in your area.
Resources for business owners and buyers
You will find the following services very useful at every step of the business valuation, business buying or selling process: when doing your market analysis, business research, and buying a business subject to due diligence.
Business professional resources
Whether you need the services of a small business lawyer or accountant, check these resources to locate the right professional in your area.
Major national government websites that collect and distribute key economic and demographic data.
Business Valuation Tools