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Business Valuation For Dummies®
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Business Valuation For Dummies®
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Business Valuation For Dummies is filled with expert guidance that business owners, managers at all levels, investors, and students can use when determining the value of a business. It contains a solid framework for valuation, including advice on analyzing historical performance, evaluating assets and income value, understanding a company's financial statements, estimating the cost of capital, business valuation models, and how to apply those models to different types of businesses.

Business Valuation For Dummies is filled with expert guidance that business owners, managers at all levels, investors, and students can use when determining the value of a business. It contains a solid framework for valuation, including advice on analyzing historical performance, evaluating assets and income value, understanding a company's financial statements, estimating the cost of capital, business valuation models, and how to apply those models to different types of businesses.

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  • Lisa Holton is a former business editor and reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. Today, she heads The Lisa Company, a writing, editing, and research firm. She's a writer for corporations, colleges, and nonprofits nationwide, and has written more than 13 books.
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  • Introduction 1

    Part I: What Business Valuation Means 7

    Chapter 1: The Value of Understanding Business Valuation 9

    Chapter 2: What Triggers a Business Valuation? 19

    Chapter 3: Understanding the Tangibles and Intangibles of Business Valuation 35

    Chapter 4: Approaches and Methods — Basic Theories of the Valuation Process 45

    Chapter 5: The Challenge of Valuation in a Knowledge Economy 61

    Part II: Getting Familiar with Valuation Tools, Principles, and Resources 73

    Chapter 6: Getting Familiar with a Typical Valuation Report 75

    Chapter 7: Meeting the Supporting Players in the Valuation Process 87

    Chapter 8: Understanding Financial Statements 111

    Chapter 9: Using Rule-of-Thumb Valuations for Mom-and-Pop Businesses 131

    Part III: If You're Selling a Business . . . 153

    Chapter 10: Making Sure You're Ready to Sell 155

    Chapter 11: Deciding What to Do about the Family Company 167

    Chapter 12: Due Diligence on the Sell Side 181

    Chapter 13: Case Study: Valuation on the Sell Side 189

    Part IV: If You're Buying a Business . . . 203

    Chapter 14: How Do You Know Whether You're Ready to Buy? 205

    Chapter 15: Moving from Valuation to Negotiation 215

    Chapter 16: Due Diligence on the Buy Side 225

    Chapter 17: Forensic Accounting and the Due Diligence Process 239

    Chapter 18: Case Study: Valuation on the Buy Side 251

    Part V: Don't Try This at Home! Turning Things Over to the Valuation Experts 261

    Chapter 19: Divorce 263

    Chapter 20: Estate Planning and Gifting 275

    Chapter 21: Attracting Outside Investors to Your Startup 287

    Part VI: The Part of Tens 297

    Chapter 22: Ten Reasons to Consider a Prenup 299

    Chapter 23: Ten Questions to Answer Before Considering a Partnership Agreement 307

    Chapter 24: Ten Things to Consider Before Transforming Your Company Into an ESOP 313

    Glossary 319

    Index 327

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