Category: Valuation

Hope is Not a Strategy

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You probably have a financial advisor who is managing your money and will advise you as to whether or not you’re on track for retirement. That’s smart and, for most of us, essential. Even the most talented, worth-their-salt money manager will tell you that their financial models can be “garbag ...
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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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Should I Tell My Employees I’m Selling?

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The short answer: no. We have sellers all the time who ask us this and our answer is always the same: it’s a bad idea. Even if your team is small in number and a very tight knit group, we still recommend that you don’t take them along with you on the ride of selling a business. There are a few l ...
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How Much is Your Business Worth?

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Is your business gaining value each year? Are there issues in your business that are reducing the value? Are you counting on the proceeds from the sale of your business to help fund your retirement? In business there is one certainty: At some point every privately held business will be sold ...
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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 is usual ...
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Pricing Your Business to Sell

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If the business is not priced correctly, it will most likely continue to sit on the market. This frustrates you and turns away possible buyers. Most businesses are sold at a price based on current performance. All businesses have future potential that may be much greater than the current numbers, bu ...
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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 wort ...
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