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.

Archive for July, 2008

We talked about the factors that create personal goodwill in small businesses and professional practices. The key takeaway is that personal goodwill is associated with the individual practitioner, not the business organization. In contrast, institutional business goodwill arises from the business or practice itself. This is the type of goodwill that you can transfer easily when the… Continue Reading


Business goodwill valuation comes up often in the context of valuing professional practices and consulting service businesses. The typical examples are medical, dental and other healthcare practices, CPA and law firms, engineering and architecture consulting businesses and other professional service companies. A key question you may need to address is how much of the practice… Continue Reading


Auto tire retail stores, classified under SIC code 5531 and NAICS 441320, represent around 19,000 establishments in the US alone. Over two thirds of these businesses are small, owner-run single store operations. Check these interesting facts: while the industry as a whole generates over $77bn in revenues, the average store makes around $1,500,000 in annual… Continue Reading


If you are looking to have a business appraised hiring an appraiser is one of the ways to do it. As with any professional engagement the question of costs comes up rather quickly. Not surprisingly, professionally prepared appraisals don’t come cheap; the average hourly rates these days are around $300. A well-done business appraisal takes… Continue Reading


One of the greatest strengths of ValuAdder business valuation software is that it evolves continuously to respond to our customer needs. Our latest product release, ValuAdder V4.0.5 is no exception – by popular demand we have added the following new features: Business valuation Rules of Thumb Tab now provides the standard SIC and NAICS industry classification codes… Continue Reading