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The Truth About Business Valuation: Debunking Common Myths and Misconceptions | Ep. 26
Episode 2620th February 2024 • Before You Buy or Sell a Business • Jared W. Johnson
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In this episode, Jared Johnson interviews Ryan Hutchins, the founder of Peak Business Valuations. They discuss Ryan's background and journey into the world of business valuation, as well as the services provided by his firm. Ryan explains the different approaches used to value a business, including the asset approach, market approach, and income approach. 

He also shares insights on the importance of accurate financials, the role of inventory and equipment in valuation, and the challenges of valuing small businesses.

Key Takeaways:

  • Valuing a business involves assessing its cash flow, perceived risk, and comparable transactions in the market.
  • The asset approach is typically used for businesses with significant tangible assets, while the market approach looks at comparable transactions in the industry.
  • The income approach focuses on the cash flow generated by the business and uses a cap rate to determine its value.
  • Accurate financials are crucial in valuing a business, and hiring a bookkeeper can help ensure that the financials are in order.
  • Personal expenses and inventory should be carefully considered in the valuation process.

Notable Quotes:

  • "The value of any business is what a willing buyer and a willing seller hypothetically transact at, known as fair market value." - Ryan Hutchins
  • "Your financials will impact not only the value of your business but also how long the process takes to sell your business." - Ryan Hutchins



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