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.
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.
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.
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
This book addresses the issue of valuing objects in cultural collections, ranging from high-value to low or no-value and featuring a range of collections including fine art, archives, science and photography. Practical advice is given on how to assign values and best practice examples are drawn from museums, libraries and archives. The subject of valuation has always been challenging for museums and public collections and is becoming more urgent as monetary values of many items continue to break records. There is an increase in lending, with more loans requiring a value for insurance. Cultural collections and exhibitions are expanding to all corners of the world, while, at the same time, lenders are becoming more risk-averse. Valuing Your Collection will address the issues and offer some solutions. Content covered includes: questions of valuing public and private cultural collectionsassigning values to individual objects or an entire collectionlegal and ethical considerationsdiscussion of authentication and attributionthe insurance business and valuationguides to valuing different types of collectionsa range of case studies showing valuation across multiple sectorssample templates with criteria for valuing different objects. This book will be useful for curators of cultural collections, professionals in museums, libraries and archives, cultural heritage students, private collectors, those involved with art insurance, art business and anyone requiring practical guidance on valuation.
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.
For 21st-century entrepreneurs, this book provides the practical guidance they need to overcome the often intimidating challenges of starting, organizing, and running a new business effectively and efficiently. • 400 unique evaluative descriptions of print and electronic resources for initial start-up, creating a business plan, management, marketing, personnel and HR, and competitive analysis • Screenshots of important and useful web pages • A glossary of relevant terms and acronyms • An index provides access by author, title, subject, and webpage
Business owners who understand the basic theories and realities of valuation gain valuable insights into how best to increase the intrinsic value of their businesses. How to Value Your Business and Increase Its Potential saves research time for owners by covering the key concepts they need to know and bypassing areas that require advanced training and knowledge. Featured subjects include how to assess future-date valuation, characteristics of business risk and how to minimize it, strategies and techniques for making every area of your business more profitable, and more.
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.
Create solid contracts for your business As a small business owner, you can’t afford to farm paperwork and contracts out to a lawyer—you have to deal with them yourself. With Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business, you can act with confidence. Here you’ll find the forms you need to start and grow your business. Each document comes with thorough, plain-English, line-by-line instructions to help you: write contracts prepare corporate bylaws prepare an LLC operating agreement hire employees and consultants create noncompete agreements protect your trade secrets record minutes of meetings lease commercial space buy real estate borrow or lend money The 12th edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated by Nolo’s experts and provides the most up-to-date legal information for small businesses. With Downloadable Forms Download and customize more than 65 forms to help you start and run your small business (details inside).
The Authoritative M&A Guide for Financial Advisors Buying, Selling, & Valuing Financial Practices shows you how to complete a sale or acquisition of a financial advisory practice and have both the buyer and seller walk away with the best possible terms. From the first pages of this unique book, buyers and sellers and merger partners will find detailed information that separately addresses each of their needs, issues and concerns. From bestselling author and industry influencer David Grau Sr. JD, this masterful guide takes you from the important basics of valuation to the finer points of deal structuring, due diligence, and legal matters, with a depth of coverage and strategic guidance that puts you in another league when you enter the M&A space. Complete with valuable tools, worksheets, and checklists on a companion website, no other resource enables you to: Master the concepts of value and valuation and take this issue “off the table” early in the negotiation process Utilize advanced deal structuring techniques including seller and bank financing strategies Understand how to acquire a book, practice or business based on how it was built, and what it is capable of delivering in the years to come Navigate the complexities of this highly-regulated profession to achieve consistently great results whether buying, selling, or merging Buying, Selling, & Valuing Financial Practices will ensure that you manage your M&A transaction properly and professionally, aided with the most powerful set of tools available anywhere in the industry, all designed to create a transaction where everyone wins—buyer, seller, and clients.