Valuing a business is a key part of succession or exit planning but there will be other times during the life of your business when calculating your company’s worth can be beneficial.
Securing investment – investors will expect to see a realistic value before agreeing to provide finance
Shares – if you are planning to offer a share save scheme to employees they will expect to see that the shares are a good value investment
Growing or expanding your business – an annual valuation helps you to secure financing and also identify areas for improvement
Beyond stock and fixed assets, a valuation will also include your business reputation, the strength of your team of employees and any trademarks or intellectual property associated with your business.
An accurate valuation ensures you are neither selling your business short nor overstating its true worth.