Category: Valuing

Value vs. Sellability

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  One of our favorite things to talk about is how to increase the value of small and mid-sized businesses. Most business owners know how to impact line items on their financial statements (i.e. revenue, salaries, bank balances, etc.), but we find that driving the actual value of the business ...
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One Million Dollars!

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If we had a dime for every time a business owner who told us they wanted to get a million dollars for their business (or even five or ten million)…well, we’d have a LOT of dimes! While we would love to sell every small, main street business out there for this nice, round figure, often times t ...
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How 2020 is Impacting Business Valuations

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Let’s talk more about 2020. Wait…stay with me here…I know we’re all sick of talking about the year that shut down the globe, but it’s one of the most often asked questions we receive these days: “How are you handling 2020 when valuing businesses?” So, let’s talk about it! Firs ...
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The Importance of Knowing Your Business’s Value

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How much is your business worth? How much is it actually worth to a buyer if you were to sell it right now? Even if you’re not ready to sell at this moment, knowing this number is very important for a few reasons: Planning: We know that most business owners work with financial planners and ac ...
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How We Value Businesses

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Posted by Jennifer Smith Hendrickson on

You’ve probably received a few newsletters from us now that mention getting your business valued and why you should do that. Perhaps you’re wondering how we actually determine the value of your business. Below are the steps in our process. When we compare our valuations to actual sales prices, w ...
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Discounted Cash Flow

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In an academic setting, a discounted cash flow model sounds like a completely reasonable form of valuing a business.  You project out the anticipated cash flows for 5-10 years, use a discount rate and look at what those future cash flows are in present day dollars.  The formula for this i ...
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Valuation Reasons

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Do you know what your business is worth?  I mean, really know?  Most business owners think they have a good idea what their business is worth, but often it is only an unrealistic expectation.  Sometimes they shortchange themselves, other times they tend to think it’s worth more ...
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Never Stop Learning

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I recently attended the national Murphy Business conference in Palm Coast, Florida.  The beach was nice (although it rained the whole time) and the opportunity to network with other business brokers across the country is a big draw, but the biggest benefit is staying up-to-date with all the lat ...
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What’s This Stuff Actually Worth?

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By now, you probably know that Murphy Business of Cape Girardeau helps people value, buy, and sell businesses.  You should also know that we assist business owners with the valuation of their business’s machinery and equipment (M&E).  So you’re probably thinking, “Why ...
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Value Your Business

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While your accountant is working feverishly to get your 1099s and W2s out, it’s a good time to think about using your up-to-date year end financials to have a business valuation done. Some businesses have performed extremely well in the past few years.  A few have not.  Keep in mind ...
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