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Business Valuation For Dummies Paperback – September 15, 2015
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Your hands-on guide to calculating and understanding business value
Want to determine the value of a business, but not sure where to start? This plain-English guide gives you step-by-step directions for the major valuation methods, supporting them with real-world examples. You'll work with easy-to-understand valuation models and apply them to different types of businesses to achieve the fairest, most affordable valuation solution.
- Business valuation 101 learn what it is, why it's a challenge, and the approaches that experts take to uncover value (or the lack of it)
Grasp key valuation tools understand valuation reports, financial statements, and "rule of thumb" guidelines for specific businesses
Get to the heart of it analyze historical performance, evaluate assets and income value, and estimate cost of capital
If you're selling a business see how to conduct due diligence and increase your company's value
If you're buying a business incorporate valuation into the necessary prep before negotiation
Seek help from the experts from divorce to estate planning to attracting outside investors, know when and why you should get outside valuation help
Open the book and find:
- Real-world advice on planning and executing valuation
The role of the supporting players in the valuation process
Detailed case studies on buying and selling businesses
How forensic accounting fits into valuation
The soft and hard skills needed for successful valuation
What to build into a partnership agreement
Why you should pause before transforming your company into an ESOP
About the Author
Jim Bates is Vice President, Transaction Support, for the Christman Group, a middle-market investment banking firm based in Palatine, IL.
Top Customer Reviews
Warren Buffet says, "Price is what you pay, value is what you get." Owners will try to overvalue their business, buyers will try to under pay for it.
The book would have been better off as a collection of valuation examples. The two examples in the book are anecdotal and lament the lack of a professional valuation expert. There's not a lot of math in the book, and the math that is in it isn't served by any hard examples.
Seriously, I learned more in five minutes on YouTube than I did reading this entire book.
It is written in language the even my clients can understand. It should be required reading
for all business majors, since nothing practical is being taught in today's Marxist curriculum.
It has more rule of thumbs than I have fingers and toes. It has valuation formulas for all the common
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to read and understand book that provided the basics and helped clarify questions.Published 1 day ago by Gary Carlile
have not finished it yet so can't make an official rating at this timePublished 18 months ago by Lelan R.
Quite interesting and am leaning a lot. Unfortunately the book isn't dumbed down to my level.Published 20 months ago by Thomas E. Stanley