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.

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




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



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


To the uninitiated it may come as a surprise: there are a number of proven methods you can use to value a business in any industry. It puzzles some business people. After all, they say, my business is unique and valuing it may differ from valuation of companies that are vastly different. Right? Well, yes… Continue Reading


Half the battle in business valuation is to clearly state what is being valued. Your business appraisal would be misleading unless you define what equity or debt capital is included in your value calculations. Equity is just another term for owners’ interest in the business. If you are valuing a corporation this ownership interest is… Continue Reading


No surprises there – business valuation delves into some pretty sensitive information. Think about it – generally no public record of a private company financial performance, let alone its value exists. Business owners are not usually ecstatic telling the world how much they are worth. If a private business is put up for sale, business… Continue Reading


Ever wonder why business appraisers take their time to come up with an accurate, defensible opinion of value? If you thought the devil is in the details, you are on the right track. What is included in your business valuation? To keep things interesting, business valuation can measure business value to just about any definition.… Continue Reading