What’s My Business Worth? How to Value a Small Business

working out the value of a business

When it comes to buying or selling a business, the most important question you need to ask is – how much is it worth?

There is no single formula that can be used to precisely value every private business. The seller will want to drive the price up, and potential buyers will want the opposite. (more…)

Valuing a small business – issues for you to consider when selling your company

Stock market quoted companies are valued according to widely accepted formulas, however there are no ‘standard’ ways to value small or micro businesses. This can cause real difficulties when it comes to buying and selling a small business, as the buyer and seller often have very different opinions on what the business is worth.

With this in mind, we look at some of the valuation issues that may arise if you are planning to sell your business, and how you can overcome them.
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Top tips for selling a business

A leading law firm is warning entrepreneurs looking to sell their business not to underestimate how treacherous the process can be.

Mace & Jones corporate lawyer Ian Hodgkinson highlights some of the common pitfalls the unwary can fall into.
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Top tips for companies planning an acquisition

Acquiring another company is one of the most common and effective ways to grow a business – but first-time buyers will need a helping hand. Here are ten questions you must ask yourself during the acquisition process, kindly provided by PKF accountants and business advisers.
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