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Find the Fair Market Value of a Business The Fair Market Value of a Business may be estimated by inputting data from current Profit and Loss Statements and the Balances Sheet to the Excel spreadsheet program below. Instructions for using this tool are on the spreadsheet..    View
Valuing A Small Business For Sale Pricing a business correctly is important if you really want to sell it. As a consultant I talk to many business owners, brokers, and agents on a daily basis about valuing businesses. It always amazes me on how some of these individuals come up with the values on small businesses being sold. No... View
Business Valuation 101 What is a Business Valuation? We first turn to the central issue—What is a business valuation? To answer this question, consider the following example. View
Covering Your Back: The Buy-Sell Agreement During a business start-up’s early stages, it’s really the last thing on your mind that something could happen to one of the partners (or even yourself). But if that came to be, it could put a share of the business up for grabs and everyone’s dreams at risk. Investing a little... View
Preparing Your Business for Sale If you are seriously considering exiting your business by selling to a third party, there are several steps you should take before you begin actively marketing your company. The more time you allow for advance preparation, the better, though most of the following steps can be taken during the few... View
How to Value Your Business The value of a business will depend upon a lot of factors, such as the number of years in business, number of employees, the amount and condition of the equipment, facilities, supplies and inventory, the type of customers, the degree customers are tied to the owner and the stability of earnings. View
Best Practice for Selling Your Business USA Today columnist, Steve Strauss, gives advice on the best ways to sell your business in a struggling economy.  View
What You Must Know About Business Valuation What’s your business worth? That’s a potentially important question for many reasons, not just selling. But most owners have only a vague idea of what their business would really be worth. And most of those who think they know are probably wrong. View