1 Small Business Valuation and Appraisals, Free course: How to Value Your Own Business.
VALUE-A-BUSINESS.COM
The online business valuation center of C&S Associates
Helping business owners since 1979


30+ Years of Valuation Experience
Hundreds of Clients
Thousands of Students


Pete Smith
ABAR, CCP, MBA

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE BUSINESS?

WHO? WHY? WHAT?

Who is asking this question?

Business Owners
Sellers
Buyers
Bankers
Private Lenders
Estate planners
Spouses
Ex-, or about to be, ex-spouses
Minority stockholders
Accountants
Lawyers
Probate Judges
Management Consultants
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
You


Why are they asking this question?

Selling a business
Buying a new business
Gifting corporate stock or a share of the business
Purchasing corporate stock or a share of the business
ESOP Valuation
Exercising contractual buy/sell agreements
Key Man Life Insurance
Death of a shareholder
Estate planning
Conversion to "S" corporation
Satisfying a business owner's curiosity
Your reason


What level of credibility is needed in the valuation to satisfy the who and the why questions above?

Do-it-your-self
Limited professional consultation
With or without company description
With or without specific comparables
With or without economy / industry descriptions
Your Need


What is the value of your business? How do you know?

Welcome to Value-a-Business.com. Here you may select from five different alternatives for determining the value of a business. Who you are doing the valuation for and why you are doing the valuation will determine the alternative you select.

The more factors taken into account in making the valuation and the more expertise applied to your unique situation, the higher the credibility of the results. Select the valuation alternative with the credibility needed to satisfy the who and the why questions.

Please call me for a no obligation consultation to see how I may personally help with your business valuation needs. (205) 987-5315

Latest News: Fourth Quarter 2012: Authored "Synergy: Not Part of Fair Market Value." Published in the Institute of Business Appraisers' Professional Journal, "Business Appraisal Practice." Call me for a free copy.

Click Heading   → HTVYOB BUSINESS SUMMARY CALCULATION FORMAL
FREE VALUATION BUSINESS BUSINESS BUSINESS
COURSE CALCULATOR CALCULATION VALUATION APPRAISAL
ADMINISTRATIVE
Cost Free $29.95 $595 up (1) $2,500 up (2) $7,500 up (3)
Done By Client Client C&S Associates C&S Associates C&S Associates
Client Work Time 4-6 hours 2-3 hours 2 hours As Needed As Needed
Data Review Client Client Yes Yes Yes
Phone Consultation No 15 minutes 1-2 Hours As Needed As Needed
On Site Visitation No No No Usually Yes
Conform to Applicable IBA Standards No No No Yes Yes
REPORT FORMAT
Executive Summary No No Calculations Only Calculations Only Full Opinion
Business Write Up No No No Partial Total
User Credibility No Minimal Internal Better Best
Financial Comparison Manual Online Report Varies Internal Comparable
Normalized Restatement Client Client Limited Yes Yes
Calculations Explained Course Work Course Work Yes Yes Yes
Comparison Graphs No No Internal Internal Yes
Presentation Email Web Page PDF File PDF File 2 Bound, PDF
REPORT INCLUDES
Value Ranges Yes Yes Yes If Requested If Requested
Usual No. of Methods 1-5 1-5 1-3 3-5 3-5
Ratio Analysis No No No Yes Yes
Company Description No No Abbreviated Short Full
Industry Trends No No No If Available Researched
Comparables No No Rule of Thumb Rule/Data Base Researched
Economic Trends No No No No Yes
Partial Valuation No No No If Requested If Requested
Minority Discount No No No Subjective Researched
Marketability Discount No No No Subjective Researched
Other than year end date No No No If Requested If Requested
Selling Price Recommendation No No If Requested Separate Report Separate Report
(1) Price depends on accuracy and consistency of financial reports - small companies only, under $500,000 annual sales.
(2) Prices depends on scope of business --- See Business Valuation Estimator
(3) Price depends on availability of comparable company data and economic data
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Business Valuations are first and foremost someone's expressed opinion of the fair market value of a business.

The accuracy of the expressed opinion varies with the amount of data considered and the experience of the person making the valuation.

Business Valuations may be as simple one or two page reports that use only basic financial data about the business. They may be prepared by the business owner, a business associate or employee, a CPA or other business advisor.

More accurate and more credible Business Appraisals involve gathering more data, more sophisticated market and financial analyses, and more feedback from the person doing the valuation. These Business Appraisals are done by someone with years of professional valuations experience, formal education, and appraisal training.

Pete,

I wanted to take a moment to write a review for your services, I cannot thank you
enough.

I would highly recommend Value-A-Business.com, C&S Associates and Pete Smith to any
small business looking for valuation services. I purchased the BV Calculator and ended up having
a full Business Valuation done. As a small business owner in need of valuation services in order to settle
a community property settlement I found the report prepared by Mr. Smith to be comprehensive,
valid and informative.

The process was an extremely important and valuable exercise allowing me the ability to gain a
professional fair market assessment of my company.

Sincerely,
Chris Dickens, Seattle, Washington

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