Many factors go into the valuation of a business. From industry type, to revenue and EBITDA totals, to longevity of the company. As a result, it can be an arduous process to get to the final number where both buyer and seller will be satisfied. Below are a few steps to consider that would help the cause:
1. Reduce Risk Through Semi Absentee Operation
Many businesses rely heavily on the owner’s skill set for their success and require full time hours from the owner to operate. Buyers may consider this situation more of buying a job than a business. Companies that do not need an owner to run the day to day operations will demand a higher price since they already have management in place.
2. Aligning the Financials
Consider having the financials completed by a professional CPA. This will clean up the statements and provide [Read more…]