How to Value a Business
If you are thinking of selling your business, you need to know what it is likely to sell for so you can put it on the market at the right price. We offer you two business valuation options.
We offer our Market Value Report, at $1,500 for most businesses. We use the Direct Market Data Method to prepare this report. In this method, we use your financial data and information on what businesses like yours sell for to prepare an estimate of what your business is likely to sell for.
For a more complete business valuation, we recommend one of the business valuations listed below. We are so confident of the value of this report that if you have us provide this business valuation to you, we will reduce the commission owed when we sell your business by the price of the business valuation. All of these business valuation reports are prepared by accredited business appraisers.
Business Valuation Service & Price*
Calculation of Value
The price for this report is usually $5,000* for a business with revenues up to $4 million. The price will be quoted for businesses with revenues over $4 million. Turnaround time is approximately two weeks to the initial draft from when we have all the information for the report.
Complete Appraisal – Summary Report
The price for this report is quoted. The turnaround time is approximately four to five weeks to the preliminary draft.
Complete Appraisal – Self Contained Report
The price for this report is quoted. The turnaround time is approximately five to seven weeks to the preliminary draft.
*We reserve the right to adjust this price if the business appraisal project requires more work than expected. If so, we will provide the revised business valuation price in writing for your approval before we begin the project.
Our independent business valuations are prepared by appraisers with one, or more, of these accreditations:
ASA - American Society of Appraisers
CBA - Institute of Business Appraisers
ABV - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
CVA - National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
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