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How to Value a Canadian Business
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Canada Business Valuation And Appraisal


Eric Jordan, President
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How to value a Canada business; the valuation or appraisal is a process.  Once we have all of the information we need, via the intake conference, your valuation report will be delivered to you in approximately two business days. We refer to our evaluation as a Value Statement.


The view from an accounting perspective; relying on the the numbers created by the clients' existing accountant, then finding the real "normalized net income" through a proprietary process.

How you can add value to your business. There is a strong business case for going green - For the Value Efforts to increase environmentally sound practices save money, including savings from reduced waste disposal and energy costs are only part of the plan. A green company also benefits from peer to peer access and contracts with organizations that have sustainable purchasing requirements that are reasonable. In addition, companies that recognize the value of integrating their business systems internally - as well as with other companies and organizations - will find opportunities for improved productivity, innovative business processes, and additional revenue streams and increased valuation By embracing green economic development, Canada businesses can be more competitive, gain market share, and prepare for carbon regulation, all by improving their environmental impact Consistently named one of the world's most liveable cities Canada regularly ranks among the top cities world-wide in annual quality-of-life surveys. Ranked number one on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Report for five years in a row The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) analyzes living conditions in hundreds of cities using many indicators -- culture, crime, education, environment, healthcare, infrastructure, public service, and stability -- to help businesses scout new opportunities. In 2012, ahead of all other North American cities, EIU named Canada the third most liveable city in the world. Every year from 2007 to 2011, Canada placed first on the EIU benchmark, making Canada the first city in the world to hold the number one spot five years in a row. Canada Ranked fifth on Mercer's "Quality of Living" Survey for 2012 Mercer evaluates local living conditions in more than 460 cities wordwide, examining everything from the quality of education and housing, to the economy and natural environment. In 2012, Canada ranked 5th in the world on this prestigious global survey.

Looking from the insurance viewpoint and assessing risk to buyer.

From the point of view of a resume broker; assessing the value of the
human capital involved in the business.

Understanding, assessing and estimating the intellectual property and proprietary knowledge that is transferred with the business.  Change of ownership and management does matter.
This is a 2 to 3 hour conference call that can include as many stakeholders as required.
As no two businesses are the same, the questions will vary.
Below is a list of some of the areas that we will cover.

(1) Why: What is the purpose of the valuation?

(2) Who: Value with whom owning and managing the business?

  • Your current value with current ownership and management?
  • Value with a new business owner with less experience?
  • Value with buyer like you with similar business management experience?
  • Value with an upscale buyer who has the financial ability to build on what you have accomplished in your business?
  • These WHO questions make a huge difference to the final appraisal.

(3) Normalized Net Income: I must understand what questions to ask to be able to determine the real 'Normalized Net Income.' This figure is seldom what you see in your year-end accounting, which is generally calculated to determine the lowest amount of tax legally payable.

  • Owners and families are often overpaid or underpaid depending upon individual tax situations.
  • What would the owner have to pay someone to fill his/her position in the business?
  • There are about twenty more normalizing questions that must be answered and these can be different depending upon the answers given to previous questions. This is where experience counts.

(4) Leasehold Improvements: These need to be covered regardless of whether the building is leased or owned.
It is important that the right questions are asked in any comprehensive appraisal.

(5) Hard Assets: Determining fair market value.
Book value means nothing if we want to know the true value of the business.

  • Business Equipment
  • Business Inventory

(6) Intellectual Property: Copyright, Proprietary Processes, Business Operation Manuals. These are your operating manuals; the step by step instructions on how to run your business and how to train others to operate your business. This greatly affects value; positively if it you have them and negatively if you don’t have them, and much more negative if it would not be possible for you to have a practical manual that would allow for your business to continue if you were unable to function.

(7) Value of Cash Flow: This is calculated by finding the normalized net income then multiplying it by a ratio determined by risk, opportunity, and the intellectual property affecting the means to produce.

(8) Soft Assets: Do you have intellectual property that has fair market cash value outside of your business?

(9) Risk: What are the possible risks to your business?
No appraisal can be completed without properly understanding risk.

(8) Value of Cash Flow: This is calculated by finding the normalized net income then multiplying it by a ratio determined by risk, opportunity, and the intellectual property affecting the means to produce the cash flow.

Depending upon the complexity of your business, you can expect 48 hours to get a report back to you.

As you can well understand, no computer program, gross sales or other rule of thumb guessing techniques are going to be helpful for you in determining the real value of your restaurant. In fact, these techniques could harm you. Valuation and appraisal is our full time business. We do a lot of business valuations.

How to Value a Canada Business
Generally $1,000 to $2,000
Call for exact pricing for your situation.

Eric Jordan, President
Free consultation.
Call or email now!


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