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Archive for February, 2009

Day spas are popular personal services businesses. Their number speaks for itself – classified under the SIC code 7231, there are over 325,000 such establishments in the US alone. The industry employment of 907,250 people is quite large. Day spas and beauty salons contribute over $18B in total annual revenues to the economy. Yet an average business is… Continue Reading


Wondering how the current economic situation affects business valuation? To gain an insight, let’s take a look at the fundamentals of business appraisal. Three approaches to business valuation The value of any business can be measured three ways, known as approaches: Market – by comparing the recent sales of similar businesses. Asset – by studying… Continue Reading


One way to value a business is by comparison to recent sales of similar businesses. The typical way to estimate your business value using such market comps is with valuation multiples. A wide range of valuation multiples to choose from These multiples are ratios that help you determine your business market value in relation to… Continue Reading


If you are valuing a women’s apparel store, there a number of important factors to consider: Apparel retail business value drivers Rental expenses for successful stores are kept to within 10% of the gross revenues. Labor costs are a significant factor that contributes to the store profitability and business value. The industry norm is to… Continue Reading