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We are preparing to sell our small business. It is a custom apparel store. How do you value this?

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Satish Patel
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The first store in understanding your business value is understanding your goals and the marketplace. The purpose of the valuation has a great deal to do with the final “number value” and the outcome. Valuation can be simple comps based on multiple of earnings or complicated formal valuations which cost in the thousands of dollars. A professional business broker or certified business intermediary will be able to guide you through the right valuation for and design a price strategy based on the valuation. Please call me at 617-945-5338 or email me at for a complimentary opinion of value to jump start the process.

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Mariola Andoni
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Aug 5, 2009
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I think that the best manner is to get a business appraisal. But the way to go about this is to not get one that is extensive and too much for your purpose, but one that is solid enough to base a listing on. The business value should normally not be the listing/offer price as one must consider human nature and negotiations. I am a Certified Business Appraiser and you can contact me at and we can discuss the matter further if you like. Of course, it would be great if I can do a business appraisal for you, but I sincerely don't mind giving you advise, at no charge, in regards to this matter. You likely spent many years on building your business, and therefore you should get a fair price for what you built. Lastly, you should not get a quick valuation (maybe off target) that is not solid nor one that is more extensive than you need (may be charged to much for the appraisal).

OK - best of luck in the plan on selling your business.

Hector Monge, MBA, CBA

Jul 28, 2009
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The BAF Group LLC

As with any small business - for quick analysis - it is probably a function of a multiple of the weighted average of the last three years of cash flow, plus the wholesale value of the inventory of salable items. Then, the entire price estimate needs to be reviewed as a function of projected cash flow (including debt service) against the proposed loan the Buyer will need to obtain, to see if the multiples work out. Sometimes, they do not.

Easy, hun? Or, you can contact a professional to do it.

Jul 25, 2009

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