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Why Business Value Should Be Calculated by Professionals

Have you ever heard a knowledgeable business owner say, “I need some help selling my business, but I’ll just do all the work myself?” While there are a lot of business owners who don’t really like to outsource, planning your exit strategy on your own and doing things like trying to calculate your business’ value accurately without any assistance will not be a good idea.

How Business Brokers Help You Sell Your Business

Owning a business is not always easy, and you might reach a point where you’ll say, “I’m out! How do I sell my business with the right value and principles. I need a reliable business broker to help me liquidate my business.”


Of course, when you’re trying to do damage control on the last mile and panicking because you’re close to bankruptcy and you don’t know what to do,

How to Get Help Developing an Exit Strategy

Every business needs a good exit strategy, regardless of how big it is, how well their activities are going or how much their profits have increased during the last two years. If you believe that you don’t need an exit strategy for your business, then in the unlikely event that you’ll run into some huge difficulties (it can happen to anyone) and you want to file for bankruptcy or sell your business,

Creative Deal structures and deal terms move to lower middle market

When selling your business, price is not the only important factor you’ll negotiate with a buyer. The deal structure includes a wide range of considerations from transaction type, ownership and payment structures, working capital, assurances, timelines and more.

What we’re seeing in the market right now is a rise in creative deal structures.

Methods Used by Experts to Calculate Business Value


The task of calculating business value might seem like a mystery to some. However, it’s really not that complicated once you know the basics. The value of your business is essentially given by the formula that subtracts liabilities from assets. If you have fewer liabilities than assets, then your business is likely doing well and making a profit.

Prevent M&A Talent Loss

Preparing to sell your business is a huge undertaking, requiring significant due diligence—both formal during the deal and informal before it begins. Leaders invest significant sums into deal success, hiring experts and assembling forecasts. Despite all of this, half of mergers fail. Your odds of success are no better than chance. And it may feel like there’s little you can do to change that.

Is Calculating Business Value Best Left to the Professionals?

Many business owners might believe that they would be in danger, during the preparation of their exit strategy, to overestimate the value of their business. However, in many cases the situation is actually the opposite: they might be sitting on a figurative gold mine that could be extremely valuable to visionaries and investors that want to find a business exactly like theirs. 

$1.1 billion sets new record for C.I.A. members!

Cornerstone International Alliance (C.I.A.) members completed 146 business transactions in 2021, setting a new record of more than $1.1 billion in value.  “This is an incredible accomplishment and a testament to our members’ expertise, the strength of the organization and the global network it creates,” said Nick Olsen, Managing Director of Cornerstone International Alliance. “The members’ combined experience,

Is a Professional Service Required for Successful Business Exit Strategies?


The situation is delicate as it is, but imagine what would happen if you took the job of planning your exit strategy yourself and fail to ascertain the financial details properly, underestimate how quickly things might deteriorate or employ the wrong strategies in finding clients who would be interested in buying you out.

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