How do I value my business to sell?

So you have made the decision to sell your business, you have started researching your next steps and now you have stumbled across the all important question of ‘how do I value my business to sell?’. Any business owner will of course want to know this in order to maximise the potential profit from a sale and also find out ways to increase the value. In this article, we will give you the essential information about everything related to valuation.

What is valuation?

In summary, a business valuation is the procedure of calculating the economic value of a company or business. It may be used to determine the value of a business for a plethora of reasons including sale value, for partner ownership, and taxation.

For the purpose of this article, we will presume that the reason for you wanting a valuation of your business is in a situation of corporate finance i.e. to sell.

How is valuation conducted?

The process of valuation is carried out by using objective measures and by considering all aspects of the business. There are numerous ways to calculate the value of a business but the most frequently used includes a review of financial statements, discounting cash flow models and similar company comparisons.

To find the value of your business, you have to calculate the difference between things that add value to your business (assets) and those that do not (liabilities).

If you want a trusted and accurate valuation, contact a professional business appraiser who is guaranteed to be objective. They will also produce an extensive report of your business’s worth, which increases your valuations credibility.

How can I increase my business’s valuation?

Before you decide to sell your business, the best thing to do is to increase its valuation. To do this, you can increase efficiency of operating systems and processes, and ensure you have a good business model. These factors will improve profit margins as revenue increases and lead to overall value of your business. The key is to simply make your business more attractive to potential buyers.

As with all markets, the business market fluctuates, which in turn affects valuation. Therefore, it is important to keep an eye on trends and place your business on the market at the optimal time.

How can FastCash4Houses help you in this process?

FastCash4Houses can value your business and is here to provide you with numerous options to exit. The team will evaluate your business and give you an offer based on its current value through to the assets and property that are realized.

We want to make the process as smooth as possible for you to help you achieve any goals you may have. It is time to put you in control and give you a solution to your business, no matter it its size, profits, or type.

If you want to find out more about how we can help then visit our website at or get in contact with us to speak to a member of our team directly on 01204 294356 or [email protected]. At FastCash4Houses, we want to support you every step of the way as you sell your business.

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