Business Growth & Strategy

Keys to Evaluating Valuation Services Providers

The first step to choosing a valuation service provider is to evaluate the package of services offered to determine whether the provider meets your needs.  There are several points that should be covered when you begin searching for a valuation service, to ensure that you get the best valuation possible for your business.

Finding a valuation service provider that specializes in the type of valuation you need is the first consideration. When you need a business valuation make sure you choose a service provider that specializes in businesses rather than property or automobiles.

Which type of valuation services do you need?  This is an important question and will affect the results and your final choice of provider.  Calculation analysis looks at limited information and is often for people who are thinking of selling but have not made a final decision.  Limited valuation analysis is common when the owner wants to save money and time for a fairly informed valuation.  Full valuation services involve very detailed information as well as a visit from the valuator to provide the most accurate estimate of the value.

Price may also play a part in your choice.  Consult with several valuation services providers to find the one that offers what you need and whose costs fit within your budget.

Recommendations from other business people and professionals in the fields of buying and selling are a great way to find the ideal valuation services provider for your needs.  Credentials and experience as well as reputation are a large part of getting an accurate valuation.

Choosing a professional valuations service provider is the key to making a profit from your sale or to get a proper investment partner.  Take the time to evaluate the valuations services providers around you before choosing one to estimate the value of your business.


Dale S. Richards specializes in management, marketing, operation optimization & business valuation consulting and is a 20+ year turnaround expert.  He has implemented success concepts into results in 150+ companies.  Dale is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) with NACVA and is a Vistage International CEO Board Chair in Utah and a Vistage approved National Speaker.  Visit to learn more about Dale and business valuation services.

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