All business owners think about selling their business at one time or another. Best terms? Many business sellers don’t think about the fact that the terms of the sale can have a lot to do with the valuation and the net amount of dollars in your pocket after taxes. We tell people who are thinking about the sale of their profitable business, that we will give them a million dollars if they will take a dollar down and a dollar a day for the next million days. We might double that if we do not ...

For many entrepreneurs, the idea of selling their business may be a vague notion far off in the distance, or may not even be on their radar all. Not everyone builds a business with the intention to sell. However, it is mistake to avoid building an exit plan into a business, no matter how adamant one is on the belief that they will never sell their startup. Even without plans to sell, a business with a high sellable value tends to be more profitable, more enjoyable to run, and more beneficial ...

Many business owners actively seeking to sell their business will often approach the M&A process with a specific valuation in mind. However, many business owners fail to take into account the array of factors that have the ability to affect a business’s worth, depending on which appraisal methods are used. The best way to achieve a realistic valuation number for a business is to hire a professional business appraiser who possesses all of the necessary tools for an accurate valuation....

SWOT classifies a business’s strengths, weaknesses, market opportunities, and competitor threats in a chart to aid the business owner in developing a calculated plan for moving the company forward in a positive direction. SWOT analysis is a beneficial tool that many business owners utilize in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their business. It assists in helping recognize which opportunities need implementation, and which threats need to be overcome, in order to improve the succ...

When you the business owner makes the decision to sell his or her company, one of the first steps in the M&A process is determining the value of your business. This will assist the business owner in setting realistic goals as well as being able to present the business in a realistic manner to potential buyers. However, business appraisals are often inconsistent because different methods analyze various aspects of a business in order to arrive at an overall value, depending on the specific va...

When business owners are in the midst of building their own company, the end of the adventure may not be the first thing that they plan. Unfortunately, many business owners are caught without an exit strategy when the time comes to sell their business. It is important to prepare your business for a sale long before you even begin to consider leaving the company. This will also   aid you in receiving the full value of your business when the time is right. The following tips will help any busin...

Asset valuation is used when a company is asset-intensive. Retail businesses and manufacturing companies fall into this category. This process takes into account the following figures, the sum of which determines the market value. Below are the most common factors in Asset Valuation:

Whether you are selling your business, raising capital, or preparing your estate, an accurate business valuation is vital to taking the next step. Before the valuation begins, a business owner should understand the information which will be required. The process of determining the value of a business is no small task. Valuation is a balance of both art and science, and while the numbers will play the biggest role, presenting your company accurately and professionally will always be advantageous....

Selling a residential or commercial property is usually a taxing affair, but selling a business is much more complex. Even if you are selling a business alongside its property, it’s vital to know the differences between the two and have the right people help you reach the right buyer. Doing it incorrectly won’t just lose you money, it could cripple your business while you try and find a buyer. Below are four of the most common reasons that selling a business isn’t like selling real property....

There are times your business is going to need a valuation. During situations like these, when you don’t know the fair market value of your business and its assets, your lack of knowledge can hurt your business and cause losses of thousands of dollars. Below of several of the most common situations that cause the “Have-To” valuations—times where knowing your worth is the only option....