episode 173 – back to the basics of business valuations

Rea’s director of valuation & transaction advisory services joins Dave on unsuitable to discuss the importance of valuations and other valuable resources.

Are you ready for a refresher course on business valuations? Mary Beth Koester is Rea’s Director of Valuation & Transaction Advisory Services joins unsuitable on Rea Radio to walk us through the basics: What is a valuation, why do business owners need one, and what other valuable services does a valuation support? We’ll answer these questions and more using some real-life examples.

Why Should I Get A Valuation (If I’m Not Looking To Sell)?

When most business owners think of valuations, they tend to think of it in the context of a liquidity event, such as a partner passing away, estate planning, or succession planning. However, it’s also just part of a good business strategy and planning for the future.

If you are a business owner or executive, you will be interested in these other topics discussed in this episode:

  • How the stock market affects business valuations.
  • Valuations for “lifestyle companies”.
  • How you can use valuations for business planning & risk assessment.

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Building A Business Is About Building Value – Calculating how much your business is actually worth is a lot harder than you think. Learn more about the reasons you’ll want to know the value of your business.

When Do You Need A Business Valuation? – The “have to” type is a reactionary response triggered by a specific event, while the “should-do” type are used by business owners who are looking to arm themselves with the information necessary to make important future-facing decisions.

Don’t Follow These Steps If You Want To Grow Your Business – If you are just guessing when it comes to your business’ value, you are throwing away (or burning up) your hard-earned money. That’s not fun. Why would you do that.

You Built A Business. You Grew Its Value. Now You Need To Protect It. – What options should you explore when it comes to protecting your largest, most valuable asset? This article spells it out.

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