Category Archives for "Business Valuation"

This page links below to some of the UK’s most popular and trusted articles on the valuation of businesses.

Our standard advice is that the “free valuations” conducted by business brokers are unreliable as brokers are often motivated to flatter the vendor (you). Accepting that inflated valuation, and taking a business to market at a figure that is not reflective of current market conditions and prices, can cause serious damage to the value of the firm and make it unsellable.

At the same time, nobody wants to sell their business for less than the highest price they can get.

So, how do you arrive at a fair figure? We explain the maths. But we go further and tell you how you can create the conditions and add value to the deal in order to drive buyers to bid higher.

Note: Everything you’ve heard about business valuation is probably wrong. We take a look at common misconceptions, advise on how valuations are not written in stone and demonstrate how you can increase the worth of your business whether you run a one-man show or a large multinational.

Avoiding Trips and Traps in Business Valuation

Avoiding Trips and Traps in ValuationBy Chris Thorne There are many reasons why a business owner needs a valuation ranging from wanting to sell whole or a part, negotiating a merger, creating new shares through to calculating capital tax liabilities. For a typical small business, the events that trigger the need for a valuation will […]

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Some Truths About Business Valuations – Dispelling The Myths

Dispelling Some Myths About Business Valuation There are many myths surrounding valuation as it relates to small and micro businesses. This post attempts to dispel the more common ones.Businesses are not worth a “multiple of turnover”Business are not worth a “multiple of profit”​There is no such thing as an “accurate valuation” for a businessThe buyer […]

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Business Valuations by Business Brokers

Is this how YOUR business broker values businesses? For many businesses, a business broker is the first port of call to get an idea of how much their business is worth. That’s not necessarily the best place to start. There are three reasons: Brokers are generally not qualified valuers and this is not their area […]

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