Business Valuation For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Business Valuation For Dummies

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470523384
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/22/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,098,785
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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.

Jim Bates is Vice President, Transaction Support, for the Christman Group, a middle-market investment banking firm based in Palatine, IL.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: What Business Valuation Means.

Chapter 1: The Value of Understanding Business Valuation.

Chapter 2: What Triggers a Business Valuation?

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

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

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

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

Chapter 6: Getting Familiar with a Typical Valuation Report.

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

Chapter 8: Understanding Financial Statements.

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

Part III: If You’re Selling a Business . . . .

Chapter 10: Making Sure You’re Ready to Sell.

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

Chapter 12: Due Diligence on the Sell Side.

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

Part IV: If You’re Buying a Business . . . .

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

Chapter 15: Moving from Valuation to Negotiation.

Chapter 16: Due Diligence on the Buy Side.

Chapter 17: Forensic Accounting and the Due Diligence Process.

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

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

Chapter 19: Divorce.

Chapter 20: Estate Planning and Gifting.

Chapter 21: Attracting Outside Investors to Your Startup.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Reasons to Consider a Prenup.

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

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

Glossary.

Index.

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