Business Valuation For Dummies
Lisa Holton, Jim Bates | 2009-01-01 00:00:00 | For Dummies | 360 | Finances and Money
Business Valuation For Dummies is filled with expert guidance that business owners, managers at all levels, investors, and students can use when determining the value of a business. It contains a solid framework for valuation, including advice on analyzing historical performance, evaluating assets and income value, understanding a company's financial statements, estimating the cost of capital, business valuation models, and how to apply those models to different types of businesses.
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Your hands-on guide to calculating â€ and understandingâ€ 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 â€ 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 â€ understand valuation reports, financial statements, and "rule of thumb" guidelines for specific businesses
Get to the heart of it â€ analyze historical performance, evaluate assets and income value, and estimate cost of capital
If you're selling a business â€ see how to conduct due diligence and increase your company's value
If you're buying a business â€ incorporate valuation into the necessary prep before negotiation
Seek help from the experts â€ 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
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