Business Valuation For Dummies

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-04
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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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.

Author Biography

Lisa Holton is a former business editor and reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. Today, she heads The Lisa Company, a writing, editing, and research firm. She's a writer for corporations, colleges, and nonprofits nationwide, and has written more than 13 books. Jim Bates is Vice President, Transaction Support, for the Christman Group, a middle-market investment banking firm based in Palatine, IL.

Table of Contents

What Business Valuation Means
The Value of Understanding Business Valuation
What Triggers a Business Valuation?
Understanding the Tangibles and Intangibles of Business Valuation
Approaches and Methods ¨ Basic Theories of the Valuation Process
The Challenge of Valuation in a Knowledge Economy
Getting Familiar with Valuation Tools, Principles, and Resources
Getting Familiar with a Typical Valuation Report
Meeting the Supporting Players in the Valuation Process
Understanding Financial Statements
Using Rule-of-Thumb Valuations for Mom-and-Pop Businesses
If YouĂre Selling a Business . . .
Making Sure YouĂre Ready to Sell
Deciding What to Do about the Family Company
Due Diligence on the Sell Side
Case Study: Valuation on the Sell Side
If YouĂre Buying a Business . . .
How Do You Know Whether YouĂre Ready to Buy?
Moving from Valuation to Negotiation
Due Diligence on the Buy Side
Forensic Accounting and the Due Diligence Process
Case Study: Valuation on the Buy Side
DonĂt Try This at Home! Turning Things Over to the Valuation Experts
Estate Planning and Gifting
Attracting Outside Investors to Your Startup
The Part of Tens
Ten Reasons to Consider a Prenup
Ten Questions to Answer Before Considering a Partnership Agreement
Ten Things to Consider Before Transforming Your Company Into an ESOP
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