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    Case study – What is the difference between share value and assets value when selling a business?

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 04-Oct-2017 05:20:00

    I was recently involved in a transaction where two equal shareholders and directors of a company had decided to part ways. The company had been operating in the business services sector for 20 years and the plan was for one director to buy the other out.

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    Topics: Business Value, Selling your business, Advice, Valuations

    Why is business valuation an art and a science? [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 30-Aug-2017 05:35:00

    At JPAbusiness we often say that business valuation is both an ‘art’ and a ‘science’.

    In this video I explain just what that means. 

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    Topics: Business Value, Valuations, Video

    What is the difference between a market appraisal and a valuation? [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 23-Aug-2017 05:31:00

    Business market appraisals and valuations are both robust assessments of a business’ worth and are appropriate for use in different circumstances.

    In this video I explain the difference between a business market appraisal and a business valuation and when each should be used.

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    Topics: Business Value, Advice, Valuations, Video

    How to calculate Business Maintainable Earnings [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 07-Jun-2017 04:40:00

    Business Maintainable Earnings (BME) reflect the ability of a business to generate earnings into the future.

    BME is the one of the most important concepts the market will consider when assessing a business’ value.

    The following infographic shows how to take account of abnormal fluctuations in your business’ performance (i.e. normalise) and calculate your business’ BME.

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    Topics: Business Value, Valuations, BME

    How do I create a succession plan? [Client case study]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 24-May-2017 05:06:00

    People often confuse the practice of business ‘succession planning’ with ‘retirement planning’.

    They are, of course, very different concepts.

    Succession planning is a valuable activity for any business, at any stage, regardless of whether the owner is considering retiring, selling or staying with the business for many years to come.

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    Topics: Business Value, Selling your business, Valuations, Succession planning

    How succession planning adds value when selling a business [checklist]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 08-Mar-2017 04:01:00

    As a business owner, it’s never too early to start thinking about your succession strategy and developing the skills of your team and business capability.

    Many people think of succession planning as something old people do once they decide to exit their business. This is far from the truth.

    Succession planning is a young person’s pathway to building a valuable business. It’s about creating a sustainable business that will continue to operate successfully into the future, whether you stay in the business or not.

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    Topics: Business Value, Buying a business, Selling your business, Advice, Valuations, Succession planning

    3 key questions when assessing business value [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 22-Feb-2017 02:18:00

    Business valuation is not an exact science and nor is it a simple science.

    However there are some factors that should always be considered when assessing a business’ value.

    They are:

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    Topics: Business Value, Free download, Advice, Valuations, infographic

    When should I have my business valued? [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 16-Dec-2016 05:47:00

    If you’re in business and your business is greater than five years old, you should have your business valued on a reasonably regular basis.

    In this video, I explain why.

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    Topics: Business Value, Advice, Valuations, Video

    How business value is affected by an online presence [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 25-Nov-2016 05:48:00

    When we established our first website about 14 years ago it contained fairly basic information on our business. We used it to advertise our clients’ businesses, but otherwise it was static – like putting an ad in the Yellow Pages.

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    Topics: Business Value, Online, Advice, Valuations, infographic

    Top 10 do's and don'ts of business selling – No.2

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 11-Nov-2016 02:54:00

    This is the second post in our Top 10 do's and don'ts of business selling blog series.

    2. Don't – Head into the sale process without first seeking advice on what your business is REALLY worth

    Do – Get a professional valuation

    We all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The first business I sold was two retail businesses that had been on the market for eight years.

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    Topics: Business Value, Selling your business, Advice, Valuations, Exiting your business

     
    Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 
     
     

     

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