ValuAdder Business Valuation Blog

Business valuation tips, updates and advice. Pick up a few suggestions on how to value a business. Feel free to browse the contents or share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

Once in a while you run across business valuation projects that must defer to special requirements which appear in conflict with major business valuation standards. An example is a local court calling for just a market based business valuation even though the USPAP or International Valuation Standards (IVS) expect you to use all three approaches:… Continue Reading






Another major milestone in our business valuation software development – we have just rolled out ValuAdder 11. Redesigned from the ground up ValuAdder gets a fresh new look in this version. Whether you do your business valuation on a Mac or PC, ValuAdder looks and feels the way you’d expect. Using both Mac and PC… Continue Reading


You may wonder: is it possible to use the established business valuation methods and still come up with erroneous results? You bet. Moreover, it happens all the time, even in professional business appraisals. The culprit is, as usual, between the chair and the computer screen, as the saying goes. Put seriously, your assumptions, depth of… Continue Reading


If you are considering doing a business valuation, prepare to face the inevitable: you will need to equip yourself with a business valuation software to do the job. Business valuation on a Mac and PC is the new normal Most business people and professionals are armed with an array of computing devices these days. Think… Continue Reading


The 2020 – 2021 update to the venerable USPAP standards is out and there are some changes you should know about. Perhaps the most noteworthy is the change to the format of the Restricted Appraisal report. It is now allowed to include additional parties as the intended audience besides the client. This works as long… Continue Reading


It should come as no surprise that cyber crooks are always after your money. If you do business valuations, then you are a  most desirable target for the criminals. Think about it – business valuation is about money, lots of it. In fact, businesses are usually the most valuable possessions people hold. Yes, business values… Continue Reading


Business valuation software is always evolving. Both the capital markets and technology shifts demand this constant change. Take our ValuAdder for example – we publish regular updates to the valuation data, new technology that comes online, and, perhaps most importantly, data security updates. Software that is just a couple of years old may well be… Continue Reading


Software apps for business valuation are mainstream these days. So are the ways they can be delivered to your computer. The best known is, of course, the immediate download. You choose your valuation tools, breeze through the secure checkout and, bingo, the software is downloaded and installed on your PC or Mac in a couple… Continue Reading


If you are looking to figure out what a private business is worth, a natural tendency is to check the market for guidance. Think about it – whenever you need a product or service, a key question is how much to shell out. The question of a reasonable price for an asset is usually seen… Continue Reading


When it comes to business valuation, the market approach reigns supreme. Think about it – where else can you glean the values of businesses better than from the active, observable market place where companies change hands every day? Unsurprisingly, the International Valuation Standards or IVS for short, accord a special place to the market-based valuation… Continue Reading


Valuing a business? You would do well to heed the requirements of the USPAP standards. USPAP is a short form for the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. These renowned standards govern valuation of all types of assets, including real and personal property, collectibles, and businesses. Business valuation is covered in USPAP standard 9, while… Continue Reading