What Every Business Owner Should Know about Valuing Their Business

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2003 - Business & Economics - 234 pages
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Packed with money-saving advice for business owners

The First Practical Guide to Business Valuation Written "for" Owners

Most small business owners will at some point need a business valuation; and despite its importance to their financial future, few understand how these numbers are determined.

In "What Every Business Owner Should Know about Valuing Their Business," a team of valuation experts provides a plain-English explanation of what a valuation is, the primary valuation methods, and what owners can do to make sure that they are getting the right answers--presented in realistic case studies. These cases include valuable "lessons learned" drawn from the experiences of hundreds of business owners.

This book levels the playing field for owners in dealing with potential buyers, business brokers, valuation consultants, or the IRS. When your business is your most valuable asset, it pays to be prepared!

Praise from a leading small business advocate:

"A practical primer for small business owners who want to get the most for
their business when they are ready to sell."--Jack Faris, CEO, National Federation of Independent Business

Praise from experienced entrepreneurs:

"A must read for any owner of a private business--read it sooner rather than later. This book will save you time, money, and headaches."--Daniel O'Sullivan, CEO, Excelcion, Inc.

"This readable book takes the mystery out of business valuation for owners. It will make you an expert in how to "manage "a valuation of your business."--Joel Kutovsky, Owner, Kahn Associates

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Contents

Who Should Have Their Business Valued?
1
What Is a Business Valuation?
15
Valuation for Selling or Buying a Business
35
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Stan Feldman, Ph.D. is an associate professor of finance at Bentley College and chairman of the valuation firm bizownerHQ.

Tim Sullivan, Ph.D. is a professor of finance at Bentley College.

Roger Winsby is the president of bizownerHQ, a strategic partner of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the preferred provider of business valuation services for its members.

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