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There is one important attribute all early stage companies have in common: limited earnings track record. Young companies are usually busy trying to figure out the best ways to coordinate their key resources – labor, capital, and entrepreneurial skill to come up with a winning business model. If you need to value a young company,… Continue Reading

Valuation multiples lie at the heart of business valuation under the market approach. Each business is different. Yet businesses in the same industry group, of similar size and ownership structure may share a number of important factors that drive their value. If there are enough data on similar business sales, you can estimate the value… Continue Reading

You thought the discounted cash flow method was challenging enough. And what about the mid year convention? Let’s review the basics. One of the central business valuation techniques under the income approach is the discounted cash flow method. It lets you calculate the business value based on three fundamentals: Business earnings forecast, usually annual cash… Continue Reading

Of all the business valuation methods under the income approach the discounted cash flow technique truly stands out. What makes this method unique? Its solid financial foundation, flexibility in valuing established companies and startups, businesses with steady earnings and rapidly changing profits make this method an excellent choice for appraising all types of businesses. Earnings… Continue Reading

This is no idle question – with cyber attacks on the rise the safety and security of your business computer has never been more important. If you are a professional advisor, the last thing you need is to experience a computer crash in the middle of a time-critical project or sustain a loss of sensitive… Continue Reading

If you own a software firm, plan to start one or acquire an existing company, here are some interesting facts to consider: The two main segments of the software industry are custom software services and pre-packaged products. Software development services firms Classified under the SIC code 7371 and NAICS 541511, the firms in the software… Continue Reading

Need to know how to value a service business? To get a top quality business appraisal, consider using several well-known business valuation methods. Professionally prepared appraisals use several valuation methods. Be aware that each method represents a different view of measuring business value. So it’s a good idea to review the results from several different… Continue Reading

One of the most challenging tasks you are likely to face when considering an outside investment is how to determine the value of your company. Referred to by venture capitalists as the post-money valuation, this key step gives you a number of strategic decision data points: What the entire company is worth, known as the… Continue Reading

If you talk to a professional business appraiser, it won’t be long before you hear about the business valuation approaches and methods. These are the tools of the trade – and it is important to understand their relationship. Business appraisers enjoy having an arsenal of tools at their disposal. This gives them the flexibility to… Continue Reading

Of all the valuation methods out there, which ones are the best? The answer is it depends. If you need a sure fire prescription for an accurate, defensible business valuation, reach out for the business valuation methods the professional appraisers use. Each method has its own strengths and weaknesses. Because it reveals your business value… Continue Reading

If you are considering buying a small business or offering yours up for sale, the central questions are: What can the business sell for? How should I structure the price and terms of the deal? Valuing a business to estimate its selling price Not surprisingly, the business selling price is related to its value. Measuring… 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. As a result, you can estimate your business value from such market comps using 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