How Do You Tell Your Employees that You Are Selling the Business?

BATTER UP! Preparation is the key to making a successful announcement about selling your business. Like the leadoff hitter, who spends hours taking batting practice, studying the opposing pitcher, and perfecting his swing, the business owner must be well prepared when he steps up to the plate to deliver the news. A key component of…


Are You Worried About The Value of Your ESOP Stock?

You should be! The valuation of ESOP stock is of particular importance to the ESOP trustees and ESOP participants. One of an ESOP trustees’ fiduciary responsibilities is to understand and approve the ESOP stock valuation. For participants, the ESOP stock value directly impacts their retirement benefits. These issues are enough keep you up at night!…


A Valuation Carol: Our Secret To Business Valuations

Our Secret To Business Valuations is all about asking the right questions. Should we be really be giving away our secret to business valuations? YES! GHOST OF VALUATIONS PAST The best place to start the due diligence process is getting a sense of where the subject company has been in order to see where it’s…


How Long Does it Take to Value Your Business

As is often the case in the valuation world, the answer to the above question is it depends! At VMI, our general timeline to complete a business valuation is typically between three to six weeks. During busier seasons (March through June in VMI’s case) it may take closer to the upper end of the range. Show…


The Guide to Understanding Business Valuations

There are specific steps to take when preparing a supportable business valuation. If you need a business valuation and want to make sure that the valuation expert covers all of the bases, you should look at our slides to understand the basics of the valuation process. The Valuation Process – Value Management Inc from Value…