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Category: Valuation

Business Valuation: 5 Questions You Must Ask Before You Start

Business Valuation: 5 Questions You Must Ask Before You Start

Whether you've been told that you need a business valuation, or you’ve simply decided it's time to know what your business is worth, it can be difficult to know where to start. Chances are you've never had your business valued before, nor do you know of anyone who...

3 Reasons You’re Not Building A Sale-Ready Business

3 Reasons You’re Not Building A Sale-Ready Business

What's been keeping you up at night as a business owner? Is it taxes, employee issues, cash flow troubles? How about rising interest rates, the threat of a trade war, healthcare or managing growth? I’ll go out on a limb and guess that the question of whether or not...

8 Simple Hacks To Increase The Value Of Your Business

8 Simple Hacks To Increase The Value Of Your Business

If you look at reasons why deals fail to close, there’s one that tops the list. By “tops” I don’t mean in the top three or five. We’re talking the number one reason businesses don’t sell: Valuation. When you're faced with a "value gap" -- i.e. the current value of...

Show Your Business Some Love: Get A Valuation

Show Your Business Some Love: Get A Valuation

We're big fans of spreading the love when it comes to arming business owners with useful information. We do this at Allan Taylor not only by creating original content on our blog, but also by sharing great articles about M&A and business valuation written by...

Why 1Q is the Perfect Time for a Business Valuation

Why 1Q is the Perfect Time for a Business Valuation

Does the following scenario sound familiar? Once a year you get a statement in the mail. You eagerly anticipate its arrival. The contents of this envelope will tell you if your biggest investment -- your business -- has increased in value over the past twelve months....

The Hidden Skill Behind Successful Business Exits

The Hidden Skill Behind Successful Business Exits

If you talk to anyone who has known me for longer than an hour, they’ll most likely tell you that I gave them a book recommendation. As an English major, former bookstore manager, and avid reader I can’t resist trying to put books and people together. I secretly judge...

3 Reasons Besides Selling to Get a Business Valuation

3 Reasons Besides Selling to Get a Business Valuation

The good folks at the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal published my latest guest commentary this week [subscription required]. It was part of the "Northwest Arkansas' Largest Private Companies" issue. Here is the article in its entirety. Enjoy! I’m a sucker for a...

3 Ways to Avoid Disappointment When Selling Your Business

3 Ways to Avoid Disappointment When Selling Your Business

A New York Times blogger writes about the sale of a business that ended in disaster. Despite all of the details provided, it’s hard to know exactly what went wrong and why. Regardless, it’s a great opportunity to try and learn from someone else’s experience and avoid repeating these three mistakes.

Protecting the resale value of your business

Protecting the resale value of your business

How is that we’ve been trained to think of certain things like cars and homes in terms of resale value, but not our most valuable asset: our business? Even if you have no plans to sell today, or in the short term, or ever, it is good to get in the habit of protecting the resale value of your business.

Where to start when your small business growth stops

Where to start when your small business growth stops

Why would two companies in the same industry, with the same financial performance, command vastly different valuations? The answer often comes down to how much each business is likely to grow in the future.

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