Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

What is Fair Market Value of a Business?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

 

Many business owners think they understand what is meant by the Fair Market Value of a business. More often than not they miss the mark, which can prove costly when putting a business on the market.

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Topics: Business Valuation

When a Basic Business Valuation is all you Need

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Apr 9, 2015 @ 08:04 AM



The high price of an extremely detailed valuation can be daunting for owners looking to sell their business. As the experts will tell you, a scaled-down business valuation is sufficient for owners just entering the sales process, and it costs a fraction of the price.

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Topics: Business Valuation

The Types of Business Valuations

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 08:03 AM


Most business owners know they need a valuation to sell their company, but they’re a little fuzzy on the different types of business valuations.  Discover two valuation options, and how they can best be used to sell your business.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Five Expert Tips for Selling Your Business in 2015

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 @ 08:01 AM



If you’re like any other business owner looking to sell, you’re probably trying to determine when’s the right time and how to get started. My advice? Stop looking and start doing! I have five ways to start selling your business today.

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Topics: Business Valuation, M&A

Five Reasons Why a Valuation is so Incredibly Valuable

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 @ 08:11 AM

Everyone knows a business valuation is needed when it’s time to sell a business.  But the specifics of why it’s necessary, and specifically how it can be used, are often misunderstood. These five insights will help you identify why a business valuation is so critical.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Financially Speaking, Is “Doing Nothing” as a Printing Owner OK?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 09:08 AM

All this month we’re debating the pros and cons of “doing nothing” as a lead-up to my September presentation at PRINT 13.  The “doing nothing” refers to initiating a strategic change – including when and why you should do it.  Last month, we looked at operations. This month, we turn to the backbone of any printing business: The financials.

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Topics: Business Valuation, Lean Operations

The Critical Element Missed By The Typical Valuation Model

Posted by Rock LaManna on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 @ 09:09 AM

The valuation model used in a merger and acquisition transaction is absolutely critical, and is comprised of two components.  One part is relatively easy to generate, and one part is more art than science.  Guess which one is critical to the success of an M&A?

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Topics: Business Valuation

How We Turned This Valuation Report into a Breakthrough Strategy

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 09:07 AM

A financial strategist I work with believes a company’s financials should “talk to you.”  My question to you:  As a CEO of a printing business, are you listening to what your numbers are saying? If you are, you’re going to hear about which direction you need to go – providing you have an accurate valuation report.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Creating a Valuation Report More Accurate than an Independent Appraisal

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:07 AM

I’ve continuously stressed the importance of knowing your company’s value before you make a strategic move.  Now I’d like to touch on a methodology you can use to make a valuation report so accurate that it will be within 5 to 10 percent of the value of an independent appraisal – and may be closer to your company’s real value. 

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Topics: Business Valuation

Most Overlooked and Least Attainable Element of a Valuation Report

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 09:06 AM


There are no shortages of appraisers and valuation professionals in the marketplace, eager to serve you up a valuation report that shows your company’s true worth.  But time and time again, these individuals miss out on a key element of a valuation report:  Industry-specific data.

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Topics: Business Valuation