A Basic Guide for Valuing a Company
The Groundwork of Company Valuation for First-time Buyers and Sellers
A Basic Guide for Valuing a Company has helped thousands of first-time buyers and sellers realize a fair, substantiated value for small businesses. Now in its Second Edition, this book covers common valuation techniques and myths, tips for determining tangible and intangible values, sample balance sheets and income statements, and approaches to valuing start-up technology and dot-com businesses.
This nuts-and-bolts guide addresses publicly traded and privately held firms, including traditional brick-and-mortar companies and the intellectual property industry. With a clear, concise writing style, the author walks readers through common practices for valuing, from collecting data to arriving at a saleable figure for all types of businesses, including professional practice, manufacturing, wholesale distributors, and a variety of retail operations. This new edition features perspectives on nontraditional valuation practices, guidance for using an excess earnings method, and an abundance of case studies from actual companies.
In order to make the most profitable decisions, before putting a business on the market or making an offer to acquire one, every beginning business purchaser and seller should read A Basic Guide for Valuing a Company, Second Edition.
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Chapter 1 Setting the Stage This Business of Valuing Small Closely Held Companies
Chapter 2 Dispelling Perceptions about Value Because Its a Rascal We Cant Really Ignore
Chapter 3 Intangible Values
Chapter 4 Industry and Economic Forces
Chapter 5 The Four Steeds in Business Valuation
Chapter 6 Nontraditional Valuation Practitioners
Chapter 7 The Data Collection Process
Chapter 8 Setting the Records Straight
Chapter 15 Retail HomeDecorating Business Valuation With Production and Retail Sales
Chapter 16 Retail Hardware Stores
Chapter 17 Retail Garden Center
Chapter 18 Grocery Store
Chapter 19 Manufacturer with MailOrder Sales
Chapter 20 Wholesale Distributor
Chapter 21 A Practice Session A Marina Valuation
Chapter 22 Concluding Thoughts about Value and Price
Chapter 9 Valuation Techniques
Chapter 10 Practicing with an Excess Earnings Method
Prelude to Case Examples of SmallBusiness Valuation
Chapter 11 ProfessionalPractice Valuation
Chapter 12 Small Manufacturer Valuation With Ratio Studies
Chapter 13 Valuation of a Restaurant
Chapter 14 Seventy Cents on the Dollar
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