Meaningful Planning Requires Accurate Data

Estimate of Business Value

Too often business owners rely on a “back of the envelope” estimate of value of their business, which is often their largest asset. 

Our estimate of value provides the needed “reality check” you will need for meaningful planning.

  • Reality check for value-building and exit planning
  • Test current owner exit goals
  • Three-year snapshot of business income, assets, and liabilities
  • Comparative financial analysis including key performance indicators 
  • Competitive ratio analysis comparing performance of your business against peers 
  • An estimate of value for planning purposes

John Brown, former business-planning attorney and Founder of BEI, noted, “The most common complaint that we receive from private equity representatives is that owners vastly overvalue their businesses and then demand unobtainable sale prices based on the overvaluation.” Brown also noted, “Many, if not most, business owners are faced with the inability to replace current lifestyle spending with the investment return from the [business’] sale proceeds and existing non-business assets.”

Face reality as it is, not as it was or you wish it to be.
— Jack Welch
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