How is the Genuine Value of a Business Derived?

A valuation is not about determining what a company is worth to the present owner, it is about evaluating the company’s transferable value. Evaluate your company through the eyes of a potential buyer. From that perspective we will ask you to focus on 10 value enhancing elements. Each element is a characteristic of a business that either reduces the risk associated with owning the business or enhances the prospect that the business will grow significantly in the future. The better your performance in these areas, the greater the probable selling price of your business.

Value Element #1: Stable and Predictable Cash Flow

Value Element #2: Quality of Financial Information

Value Element #3: Customer Diversity

Value Element #4: Growth Potential

Value Element #5: Human Capital / Quality of Workforce

Value Element #6: Operating Systems and Procedures

Value Element #7: Facility and Equipment Condition

Value Element #8: Barriers to Competitive Entry

Value Element #9: Service / Product Diversity

Value Element #10:  Goodwill

Just as a runner might get a physical to determine their preparedness for a marathon; you should also measure your Company’s fitness for the marketplace. A valuation is an unbiased examination of your company’s marketability and helps you pinpoint where your company is in its business cycle. It is the foundation, the bread and butter, on which a business owner can determine their readiness to sell.

Unfortunately, few owners ever take the necessary steps to plan their exit and end up selling because of unexpected events or crisis-driven reasons rather than on their own terms and timeline.  Seek the advice of a CPA, attorney and CBI one to three years before you plan to exit the business.

Edward Valaitis – Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and member of IBBA (International Business Broker Association) and Business Brokers of Florida. He has more than 26 years of extraordinary experience building, managing, and leading high quality professional service firms.  (800) 975-2114

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Edison Avenue

Edward Valaitis Managing Director of Edison Avenue has earned his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Certified Merger & Acquisition Professional (CMAP), Certified Value Builder (CVB). He has more than 25 years of experience building, managing, and selling companies with expertise in business transactions, business valuations and growing businesses. Business Broker serving the United States based in Tampa and Destin, Florida.