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Ready for a Business Valuation? Here’s the Checklist

When you are ready to find out how much your business is worth, providing current and accurate financial information for your business valuation is key. Business valuations take a variety of factors into account, including financial performance, industry and type of buyer likely to purchase the business, to name a few. If you are considering [...]

2018-01-11T10:01:15+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Business Valuations|Comments Off on Ready for a Business Valuation? Here’s the Checklist

New! VR Adds 5 Industry Valuation Reference Guides to Library

Keeping with our commitment to bring free, accessible resources to our community of business owners, 5 new Value Advisors have been published.  Valuation reference guides are now available for Accounting Firms, Janitorial Services, Insurance Brokerages, Specialty Chemical Manufacturing and Waste Management. Accounting Firm Janitorial Services Insurance Brokerage [...]

2018-01-11T10:10:55+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Business Valuations, Value Advisor|Comments Off on New! VR Adds 5 Industry Valuation Reference Guides to Library

Sales Value Advisor Guide

A Special Holiday Gift from the VR Team We have a very special gift for our business owners this holiday season.  We've released 5 more of our Value Advisors to help owners get a handle on business value.  Our new industries include:  Security Services, Property Management, Physical Therapy, Information Technology Services, and Staffing Agencies. Happy Holidays! [...]

2018-01-05T12:40:05+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Business Valuations, Value Advisor|Comments Off on Sales Value Advisor Guide

How to Choose: Adjusted EBITDA vs SDE Multiples

Adjusted EBITDA1 and SDE2 are common base figures used in calculating company value.  Selecting which to use is imperative in determining the sale price of a business and defining what that value is. General Rules of Thumb Companies are usually valued at 3-6 times adjusted EBITDA or 1-3 times SDE. Earnings less than $1,000,000, use SDE [...]

2018-01-05T14:21:36+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Business Valuations, Resources, Sell Your Business 101|Comments Off on How to Choose: Adjusted EBITDA vs SDE Multiples

3 Simple Steps to Calculate SDE

SDE stands for “Seller’s Discretionary Earnings”.  The business sale price paid by buyers for companies with adjusted EBITDA or SDE under $1,000,000, is generally determined by a multiple of SDE.  Although it is best to work with a professional to determine the final business sale price, an owner can estimate SDE and an appropriate multiple of [...]

2018-01-05T12:24:49+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Business Valuations, Resources|Comments Off on 3 Simple Steps to Calculate SDE

How to Sell: Product Manufacturing Companies

Welcome to our “How to Sell” series with industry-specific information on how companies are valued and key factors affecting final sale price. View and print valuation guide: Product Manufacturing Value Advisor Industry Definition Manufacturers of products for a variety of industries who are not contract manufacturers (job shops). Key Valuation Considerations Industries Served:  The range for valuation [...]

2018-01-05T14:32:26+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Articles, Business Valuations|Comments Off on How to Sell: Product Manufacturing Companies
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