One of the very first questions that business owners really want to know is: How Much Is My Business Worth?

A fair determination of a firm's market value is essential to insure proper compensation for years of hard work and personal investment. The following are some key factors that add value to your company and would be part of what is considered in the business' overall assessment for the marketplace.

  • Company's position in its industry
  • Proprietary know-how
  • Trade secrets
  • Trade names
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Engineering drawings
  • Proprietary designs
  • Customized software programs
  • Customized or proprietary databases
  • Quality of workforce
  • Training procedures
  • Employee manuals
  • Systems and procedure manuals
  • Customer base diversity
  • Mailing lists
  • Supplier relationships & diversity
  • Inventory and/or Product
  • Favorable bank financing and credit terms
  • Reputation
  • Location
  • Licenses
  • Advertising campaigns and materials
  • Work backlog
  • Industry trend
  • Contracts
  • Competition
  • Growth Potential
  • Financial Recods
  • Quality of capital assets
  • Established Cash Flow
  • Recurring Revenue Stream
  • Owner financing participation
  • Owner training provided

Read More Detailed Information in the following articles:

Ten Value Drivers That Increase Sale Price of a Business
Factors That Negatively Impact Business Value