A comprehensive guide covering the top three critical issues every business owner faces, this book ensures that all parties understand each other's needs, thus clarifying a complex process and opening the door to successful negotiations. The volume includes an extensive stand-alone glossary of relevant terms and concepts, as well as comprehensive lists of business opportunity sources, contact lists, and reference materials. The disk contains all the forms from the book.
In Valuing and Selling Your Business: A Quick Guide to Cashing In, author and valuation expert Tim McDaniel, a veteran of over 2,000 valuation engagements and dozens of M&A deals, covers the essentials in a short value-packed book of valuing and selling your business for an acceptable price. And if the valuation doesn't suggest the price you have in mind is possible, McDaniel shows you how to increase the value before putting your company on the market. It probably won't surprise you that 60–80% of a business owner’s wealth is tied up in the value of the business. This is your most important asset, but you probably only guess at its value and you may have no concrete plan to increase that value. Even if you're not planning to sell in the near future, it's good to know what your business is worth so you can take the steps McDaniel outlines to make it more attractive to prospective buyers. This book covers: How valuations are done Whom to engage as a valuator How to increase the value of your business Insider tips on the sales process Best sales practices Valuing and Selling Your Business: A Quick Guide to Cashing In—an abridgement of McDaniel's Know and Grow the Value of Your Business—helps you get the most for your business when you decide it’s time to move on.
Knowing the true market value of your business -- even before the business is officially for sale -- is essential. But to understand the complex issues behind business valuation, you need the trusted guidance of someone who knows how this process works. In Valuing Your Business, Frederick Lipman -- a corporate attorney and former Wharton lecturer with more than forty years' experience in M&As, sales of companies, and IPOs -- reveals the proven strategies for managing valuation before selling a business. This straightforward guide leads you through the entire process from beginning to end, addressing topics such as: How to enhance the value of a business Hidden costs and pitfalls to watch for and avoid Where to find expert attorneys and accountants Techniques for negotiating a deal that will maximize the sale price while avoiding unnecessary taxes Strategies for marketing a business to buyers without alarming staff, suppliers, competitors, and the media And much more. If you're selling or contemplating selling a business, Valuing Your Business, is the only book you'll need.
Some people only ever sell their business once, usually when they are looking to retire. Others will find themselves selling their businesses a number of times during their careers as they move from one project to the next. But both types of people have one thing in common: they need to get the best deal possible out of the sale.This practical, commonsense book will help to secure the best result. Now updated and revised, it is in its 2nd updated edition. It offers first-hand advice on the whole sale process from deciding why and when to sell through getting the best sale to completing the deal. Charts and examples offer advice on essential legal, financial and strategic issues for all types of enterprises, however big or small your business.
A hands-on tool for conducting the successful, profitable sale of a business As business owners gray, trends have shown that they start thinking of cashing out. Selling Your Business For Dummies gives readers expert tips on every aspect of selling a business, from establishing a realistic value to putting their business on the market to closing the deal. It helps them create sound exit plans, find and qualify, find and qualify a buyer, conduct a sale negotiation, and successfully transition the business to a new owner. The accompanying CD is packed with useful questionnaires, worksheets, and forms for prospective sellers, as well as a blueprint for customizing and assembling information into business sale presentation materials sale presentation materials --including snapshots of revenue and profit history, financial condition, market conditions, brand value, competitive arena, growth potential, confidentiality agreements, and other information that supports the sale price. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. Please refer to the book's Introduction section for instructions on how to download the companion files from the publisher's website.
Sell your business for more than its worth addresses the vital issues that add value to your business as well as increase the sales price potential of your business. This book will define industries that are desirable to buyers and it will open your eyes to discover if your industry is thriving or dying and what you can do about it. This must-read will provide valuable tips on creating congruent profit centers and diversifying your product/client mix. Most important this book is a blueprint for anyone that wants to increase market share, become more profitable and for those that want to, sell their business for top dollar! This extraordinary book will demonstrate how to increase profits, plan your exit strategy and sell your business for maximum value in the quickest time possible in an easy to understand step-by-step approach.
Most technology entrepreneurs start companies and spend years of their lives building them with the goal of generating significant wealth through a successful sale. For many, the sale of their company is a one-off event for which they have little or no experience, but whose outcome can make the difference between true financial security and years of frustration and regret. This book gives honest, practical advice for executives and shareholders of technology businesses on how to prepare their businesses and how to manage and optimise the sale process through to a successful completion for maximum value. The author draws on his direct experience from a 20-year career in technology and corporate finance, but also on the experience of others in the industry - notably, corporate finance advisers and lawyers, corporate development professionals working at some of the most acquisitive large technology companies and entrepreneurs who have sold their businesses. After every second chapter, there is a case study of a technology company that has been successfully sold, written from interviews with the key individuals involved. These give real-life experiences from diverse businesses, ranging from a pre-revenue company sold when its product was still in beta to a $100m revenue company sold in its fourteenth year. This is a practical guide that can be followed and consulted to give insight into every part of the sale process and to learn from others who have gone through it many times.
Twenty-three top advisors from leading firms show entrepreneurs how to transition their business The Entrepreneur's Transition provides an all-in-one handbook for entrepreneurs and corporate insiders seeking advice on their personal financial planning prior to selling or taking a business public. It provides a concise, easy-to-read blueprint that can help business leaders navigate before and after a transaction-so they are well positioned and can avoid costly mistakes. The Entrepreneur's Transition is organized chronologically beginning with the issues a business owner should be concerned with prior to a transaction. It then moves, step by step, through the transaction process and into post transaction diversification, reinvestment, and philanthropy. Louis Crosier (Boston, MA) is a principal at Windward Investment Management and serves as a member of Windward's Investment Committee. His responsibilities include managing client portfolios and overseeing the firm's investment consulting practice.
A woman looking to retire said to author and valuation expert Tim McDaniel, “I need to sell my business for $2.5 million to support my country club lifestyle.” The reality was that her business was worth $750,000. How could she have been so wrong? As McDaniel—a veteran of over 2,000 valuation engagements and dozens of M&A deals—knows all too well, most owners work in their businesses and not on their businesses. He has seen the look of surprise on client faces far too often: “It’s only worth that much?!” In the rush of day-to-day work and decisions, business owners sometimes forget that their business is an investment—and something they need to watch, nurture, and care for just as they would a valuable antique vase or painting. Know and Grow the Value of Your Business: An Owner's Guide to Retiring Rich shows readers how to develop the “investment mindset,” value the business, bolster that value and maximize the return on their investment, and, finally, exit the business either through a sale to outside parties or by passing it on to family or other business insiders. This information couldn’t be more important: Typically, 60–80% of a business owner’s wealth is tied up in the value of the business. This is their most important asset, but they usually guess at its value and have no concrete plan to increase it. That’s why this book shows: The importance of treating your ownership interest in a business as something deserving near-daily attention. How a company is valued, and how others outside the business view that value. Steps you can take immediately to increase the value of your business. The different kinds of potential buyers and what attracts them. How to remove yourself from the day-to-day work of the business to plan for a brighter future. How to exit the business on your terms. In short, this book helps business owners get the most for their business when they decide it’s time to move on. What you’ll learn The importance of treating your ownership interest in a business the same way you would treat the shares in your stock portfolio: “Like an Investment.” How a company is valued, using terms that business owners can understand. The ways you can increase the value of your business and how an outside buyer will view your company. Existing exit strategies, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Why timing might be the most critical component of your exit strategy. How to begin the succession planning process and knowing the critical components of a good succession plan. Who this book is for Those with businesses with revenues up to about $30 million—90 percent of all business owners in the U.S., according to the United States Census Bureau. This amounts to over 12 million businesses in the United States alone. The principles the book espouses will be just as valid in countries besides the U.S. except for the tax advice author Tim McDaniel offers. Table of Contents Country Club Lifestyle The Investment Mindset Valuation Fundamentals Valuation Approaches Growing Your Value Selling Your Business The Hardest Step: Succession Planning Know Your Exit Options Know your Exit Strategy Time for Action Epilogue IRS Revenue Ruling 59-60 Sample Engagement Letter Sample Due Diligence Request Sample Family Business Creed AICPA Statement on Standards for Valuation Services No. 1