Fewer employees, fewer areas, clearer assets and cost structure. These are just a few points that make valuing a small business easier and less complex. Nevertheless, there are some points to consider.


Is the company dependent on the current owner for all matters? It would significantly reduce the value if it is uncertain whether a new owner can achieve a similar result.

Financial evaluation

Collect financial documents: Obtain all relevant financial documents, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements for the last 3-5 years.

Financial Data Cleanup: Identify and correct exceptional or non-recurring income and expenses to provide a clean financial picture of your business.

Valuation of intangible assets: Consider intellectual property, customer relationships and brand equity, which can have a significant impact on company value.

Market and growth prospects

Future Growth Potential: Think about your company’s long-term growth potential and how it may affect shareholder value.

Analyze market position: How do you compare to your competitors?

Risk analysis

Identification of risk factors: Identify possible risks that could affect your business, such as legal matters, competitive pressures or dependence on key customers or suppliers.

Select evaluation method

The multiple and earned value methods are often best suited for small businesses. They are intuitive, easy to use and provide initial value.

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