Key evidence of business value you might be throwing away

Key proof of business value you might be throwing away

How confident are you that you could produce seven years of financial records within 24 hours, if asked? If it’s just your accounts, you probably can because none of us want to get on the wrong side of HMRC. But what about the supporting financial records? Most business owners flounder and many are unaware of […]

How much are your name and face worth to your business?

How much are your name and face worth to your business

When Mr Rolls met Mr Royce in Manchester in 1904 and agreed to go into business together, they decided to use both their surnames in the name of their company, Rolls-Royce. Using their names in their business clearly proved a genius step for Mr Rolls and Mr Royce, just as it did for Walt Disney, […]

How do you know when you can afford to sell your business?

How do you know when you can afford to sell your business?

Think back to your aspirations when you started your business. Was your motivation to escape the stresses of the corporate world? Did you have a burning idea to innovate and make your mark? Or was your ambition to build a successful business that would fund your retirement? Whatever your reason for building a business, there […]

Would adopting a 4-day working week impact business value?

Would adopting a 4-day working week impact business value?

Between June and December 2022, 61 UK companies employing approx. 2,900 workers signed up to trial a reduced working week. The results of the biggest ever trial of the four-day working week* were published at the end of February and the signs are overwhelmingly positive. Which led us to thinking, what impact could adopting a […]

5 records you must provide when selling an IT business

5 records you must provide when selling an IT business

With a history of brokering successful business sales in the IT sector, we know some secrets about the technology marketplace. Buyers of IT and technology businesses are pretty unique in their outlook. With scrupulous attention to detail and highly analytical minds, IT sector buyers are not afraid to request specific records, reports and data. From […]

Why NOW could be the right time to sell your business

Why now might be the time to sell your business

The start of the year is a time for new beginnings and trying new things. In a business owner’s world that might look like implementing new systems and processes or launching a new product or service. But what if that the change you have in mind is a much bigger than anything you’ve tried before? […]

3 seasonal factors that affect business value

3 seasonal factors that could affect the value of your business sale

Christmas is a time when many seasonal businesses make their profits. Take Christmas tree farms – it’s a boom or bust time of year for them. The clever ones maximise income by offering customers related products, such as tree stands, ornaments and other festive accoutrements. It’s their way of making the most profit from their […]

Balancing perceived business worth with actual business value

Assessing perceived business worth against actual business value.

When the New York Attorney General filed legal action against Donald Trump in September 2022, it made for an interesting discussion about actual versus perceived business value. The civil fraud lawsuit accused the former US president and three of his children of ‘staggering fraud’ and inflating his net worth by billions to ‘enrich himself and […]

Business valuation methods – the definitive guide

Business-valuation-methods

You’ve put in the hours, the late nights, and missed out on precious family moments to build up your business, and now its time for a change. Perhaps you’re considering retirement, or maybe you want capital to fund a new venture; whatever the situation, you’re considering selling up and moving on. But how do you […]

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