Your Complete Guide to Hiring a Business Valuation Firm

The most valuable asset of a small business is the value of the business itself. But how much the business is worth? An entire industry is dedicated to answering that question: the business valuation profession.

It is a challenge to select the right business valuation firm especially when your need is specific, and price is a factor. There are more than 72,000 business valuation firms in the US. They range in size from one-person firms (the most common) to companies with many thousands of employees.

You can get a business valuation free. Or, for $300-$500. Or for $20,000. More common is $5,000 to $8,000 for a high-quality, reliable, multi-use and certified valuation.

I created this web site to help you navigate the maze of choices. I am a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) accredited by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Previously, I was a merger and acquisition professional and a business broker. I have more than 21 years of experience in determining the value/price of a business.

This is an impartial, unbiased guide to accreditations, experience and cost of business valuation firms.

I welcome your thoughts: [email protected].