Obtaining a Fair Market Value for Your Business

Divestopedia reported a quite perceptive article, “Letting the Market Bridge the Valuation Gap.” In this October 2018 article, Dave Kauppi runs in and investigates how fair market value can be utilized as a tool for owners of the business to “Bridge the gap between the valuation they feel they deserve and that which they’re likely to receive.” Without a doubt, it stimulates a deal to be happened. Let’s explore some of the key facts you need to keep in mind in Kauppi’s instructive article. Understanding the Reality of Selling a Business In fact, it is hard to sell a business on the first attempt in reality. The article calls attention to that only 10% of businesses that are available to be purchased are really sold three years; this is deniable fact. Hardly any certainties, assuming any, help underscore the estimation of working with business brokers more than this point. Selling a business can be troublesome under even the best of conditions. The procedure is perplexing, and … [Read more...]

Determining Your Company’s Undocumented Value

Business appraisals are not one-dimensional. In fact, a good business appraisal is one that factors in a wide range of variables in order to achieve an accurate result. Indisputable records ranging from comparables and projections to EBITDA multiples, discount rates and a good deal more are all factored in. It is important to remember that while an appraiser may feel that he or she has all the information necessary, it is still possible they have overlooked key information. Business appraisers must understand the purpose of their appraisal before beginning the process. All too often appraisers are unaware of important additional factors and considerations that could enhance or even devalue a business's worth. There Can Be Unwritten Value Value isn't always “black and white.” Instead, many factors can determine value. Prospective buyers may be looking at variables, such as profitability, depth of management and market share, but there can be more that determines value. Here are … [Read more...]

Considering All of Your Business Real Estate Options

In a recent December 2018 article in Divestopedia entitled, “Options for Business Real Estate When Selling a Company,” the topic of business real estate was explored at length. One of the key points of the article was that understanding one's business real estate options would ultimately help in achieving “the goals desired in a transaction.” The article is correct to point out that many, or even arguably most, business owners simply don't know what real estate options are available to them when it comes time to sell the company. In particular, there are two big options: Sell everything including the real estate. Hold onto the real estate for the rental income. In the Divestopedia article, the authors correctly point out that if you, as the business owner, personally own the real estate in a separate entity, then you are good to go. You should have a “clear path to valuation.” However, if your company owns the real estate, then things get a little more complicated. If this is … [Read more...]

Four Significant Issues You Need to Consider When Selling Your Business

The way toward selling a business can be extremely perplexing. Regardless of whether you sell a business in the past or are selling a business for the absolute first time, it is basic that you work with a professional business broker. A professional business broker can enable you to explore through what can be some entirely unpleasant waters. We should investigate four issues any seller needs to remember why selling a business.   Number One – Overreaching On the off chance that you are at the same time the organizer, owner and administrator of a business, at that point there is a decent possibility that you are engaged with each and every decision. Furthermore, that can be a critical error. Owners regularly need to be associated with each part of selling the business, however taking care of selling your business while working can prompt issues or considerably catastrophe. Most importantly you can't deal with everything. You'll have to appoint the everyday task of your … [Read more...]

Around the Web: A Month in Summary

A recent article from Divestopedia entitled “When is the Best Time to Sell My Business” explains that a business owner who is looking to sell should begin preparing for the sale three years before they plan to list their business on the market. The state of the market matters when listing your business, but what you can't control this as a business owner. What you can control, however, is the state of your financial records, whether the business has any litigation outstanding, and the overall appearance and wellbeing of the business. In order to sell your business at the highest value possible, there are certain things that need to be taken care of before listing. By giving yourself about three years (the number of years of clean, verifiable financial statements you should have) to prepare your business for sale, you are giving yourself and your business the best chance on the market. Click here to read the full article. A recent article from Inc.com entitled “Small-Business … [Read more...]

What Sellers Don’t Expect When Selling Their Companies

In the notorious "flawless world," entrepreneurs would design three to five years ahead to sell their organizations. However, as one industry master has proposed, business owners seldom plan to sell a business; rather, selling is "occasion driven." Partner question, separate, wear out, well-being, and new challenge are instances of occasions that can compel the selling a business. Merchants frequently find, after they have chosen to sell a business, that the sudden occurs and they are "sucker punched" and found napping. Here are a couple of the startling occasions that can happen.   The Substantial Time Commitment Dealers find that the time important to consent to the solicitations of the business broker, as well as the potential purchasers can remove profitable time from the real running of the business. The data necessary to combine the offering memorandum takes effort to collect. Numerous venders are unconscious of the measure of their time important to accumulate … [Read more...]

The Importance of Understanding Leases

Leases should never be disregarded to the buyer, seller and even business brokers with regards to purchasing or selling a business. All things considered, where your business is found and to what extent you can remain at that area assumes a key job in the general well-being of your business. It is anything but difficult to get lost with "bigger" issues when purchasing or selling a business. In any case, regarding solidness, business brokers think few elements rank as high as that of a rent. How about we investigate a portion of the key realities you'll need to remember where leases are concerned.   The Different Kinds of Leases When all is said in done, there are three various types of leases: sub-rent, new rent and the task of the rent. These leases obviously contrast from each other, and each will affect a business in various ways. A sub-rent is a rent inside a rent. On the off chance that you have a sub-rent, another gathering holds the first rent. It is vital to … [Read more...]

Day One is the Day to Prepare Your Exit

Pepperjam CTO, Greg Shepard recently published “Planning Your Exit Should Begin When You Launch” in Entrepreneur magazine. In this article, Shepard puts forward a variety of thought-provoking ideas including that entrepreneurs should be thinking about partnering early on with those they believe will ultimately want to buy their business. Thinking Ahead Much of Shepard's thinking centers around the fact that a large percentage of startups end in acquisitions. In particular, he notes that in 2017, “mergers and acquisitions accounted for 93 percent of the 809 ventures capital-backed exits, yielding a total of $45.6 billion in disclosed exit value.” Not too surprising, he also points out that according to a recent Silicon Valley Bank survey, over 50% of all startups are “hoping for an acquisition.” For this reason, Shepard points out that entrepreneurs should be thinking about who may potentially acquire them from day one. In particular, startups will want to build their companies in … [Read more...]

What Makes the Sale of a Business Fall Through?

There are a myriad of reasons why the sale of a business doesn't close successfully; these multiple causes can, however, be broken down into four categories: those caused by the seller, those caused by the buyer, those that just happen (“acts of fate”), and those caused by third parties. The following examines the part each of these components can play in contributing to the wrecked deal: The Seller 1. In some instances, the seller doesn't have a valid reason for entering into the sale process. Without a strong reason for selling, he or she has neither the willingness to negotiate nor the flexibility to see the sale to a conclusion. Without such a commitment, the desire to sell is not powerful enough to overcome the many complexities necessary to finalize the sales process. 2. Some sellers are merely testing the waters. As detailed above, they are not at that “hungry” stage that provides the push toward a successful transaction. These sellers merely want to see if anyone wants to … [Read more...]

When It’s Time to Sell, Put Your Strengths First

Putting your strengths first will help you sell your business. While this may seem obvious, a surprising number of business owners will either improperly index the strengths of their business or fail to emphasize those strengths adequately. In this article, we will examine five key business strengths that you should focus on when it comes time to sell. Understand Your Buyer You know your business, but you don't necessarily know what buyer is best for it in the long run. If you've never sold a business before (and most business owners haven't), then you may not know how to best position and present your business for sale. A business broker is immensely valuable in this regard. These professionals are very good at determining which prospective buyers are serious and which ones are not. Additionally, a business broker will use their own databases of prospective and vetted buyers and try to match your business up with the prospective buyers that are most likely to be a good fit. When … [Read more...]