Monday, May 8, 2017

Why Is Business Valuation Essential For Any Business?

We must start with the basic information, before heading into business Valuation, about what value means and why we can, or even want to, depend on business valuation methods. Once we are aware of what value is and why is it necessary to think about it, we will go over the technicalities of classic valuation approaches.  

Let us understand what Value is? Value can mean different things to different people, depending on the conditions, interpretations, and the role played in a transaction. For instance, value means different things when one purchases an asset and when one sells it. It’s purely human personality to allocate a higher value to what belongs to them. We notice the difference between price and value based on our daily experience.  

Many small businesses owners are aware of their companies inside and out. Yet, they hardly ever know one critical fact – What is the actual worth of their company on the open market.

The process of determining the true value of a business is called “business valuation”. It is not just important when the owner is planning to sell the company but is also important for other reasons too:
  1. Business succession planning: Great knowledgeable business owners often arrange to transfer shares to a partner or heir through a buy-sell agreement, which is often financed with life insurance. But before the owner can recognize the buyout price, the value of the business must be determined.
  2. The IRS needs to know the value of the business: When the business owner dies, the value of the business will be used to help determine estate taxes and tax basis for any future sale.
To get hold of a business valuation, business owners may desire to contract with a professional appraiser to offer an opinion that will be viewed as objective and independent with the IRS. The resulting business valuation then can be used in a variety of planning applications – for example, facilitating the owner to sell the business at a higher sales price, or for the business owner or his or her heirs to pay less in taxes after the sale of the business or the owner’s death.

Whether you are in the mid of starting your first startup or are planning to consult a Business valuation in Rhode Island, Foxboro Consulting Group, Inc. can support you in making smart decisions to strengthen your business and guarantee long-term success. Kindly visit www.foxboro-consulting.com for more details.