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How to sell your business for more than a multiple of EBIT. “Shoot the...

Not so long ago, Marc Johnstone's business, Shirlaws, was approached by two business owners. They wanted to exit their event management business. Although the turnover...

Did the value of your business rise or fall last quarter? For most, it...

Although market confidence jumped towards the end of 2010, the September quarter revealed business values holding steady, according to the latest survey from the BizExchange Index, which measures private business value. The group expects the Australian economy to stay relatively flat for the next 6-12 months, continuing its general forecast.

How much is your business worth: Future earnings

This is the third and concluding article in a series on the most effective strategies for undertaking a business valuation. Having now analysed the best valuation methods for the present day, Kevin Lovewell turns to the final pieces in the financial puzzle: How to find a financial ratio that measures profits.

How much is your business worth: valuations based on assets versus cash flow [Part...

Last week, Kevin Lovewell emphasised the importance of undergoing a business valuation, noting how the large share of business value today is based on intangibles off the balance sheet. Here in Part Two, he reviews the specific methods for performing a valuation based on one of two measurements: the physical assets of the company and the cash flows the company provides to the owners.

How much is your business worth?

How much is your business worth? There are some fundamental truths about undertaking a business valuation. In this first of a three-part series, Kevin Lovewell provides a simple explanation of business valuation methodologies and debunks some of the myths surrounding valuation techniques.

How much is your business worth? The same as last year, survey finds

The value of Australia's private businesses are stuck in neutral as the global economy continue to grind its gears, according to a quarterly study.

Diary of an entrepreneur raising capital: The dark art of valuations

This week I've been attempting to work out the value of our company, which means I've been taking the business world's equivalent of a Dark Arts class at Hogwarts.

Every wondered how much your business is worth?

I posed this question earlier this year when we offered to run a blog series on the 'black art' of business valuation.

Business valuation… a black art?

Value, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. While experienced investors use a range of tools to calculate the worth of a start-up or early stage company, some also believe that valuation is more art than science. So what is this 'black art' and how do experienced investors make their decisions?

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