Valuing a Business

Free Business Valuation Tool

A free business valuation tool from makes it easy to value a business. No need to hire a business valuation consultant -- just use this free valuation tool.

How much is my business worth? How much should I pay for a business?

These two questions are top of mind for many entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial wannabes.

A new service from offers free business valuation reports.

The free online valuation tool offers a great way to get a fair sale price on a for-sale business.

The alternative is to hire business valuation consultants -- that's very expensive and they probably don't have as many good comparables as has because runs the largest online marketplace for business-for-sale listings.

BizBuySell's free business valuation tool looks at comparables for businesses that are currently for sale, as well as at comparables on sold businesses.

You can specify the geographic area, the asking price, gross income and cash flow ranges to analyze.

You can even select individual businesses to include in the report.

You can get business sale transaction comparables in over 50 business industries -- everything from supermarkets to hotels to niche manufacturing categories.

Of course, valuing a business is not an easy task.

But nothing is more important than figuring out how much to pay for a business. If you are, say, buying a convenience store or buying a gas station, it's critical that you don't overpay. Pay too much and you'll find you are living a painful life of negative cash flow.

On the seller side, valuing a business is equally important. Given all the effort you've put into growing the business, you certainly don't want to close things out by leaving too much money on the table.

True, placing a value on a business is as much art as it is science. But when it comes to pricing a business, information is power. That's what's free valuation tool gives you -- access to a database of business sale transactions and business listings that has heretofor never been available to anybody.

And did I mention that it's free. There is just so much great free stuff on the web for entrepreneurs -- and this new offering has to be one of the best.

We really like this new offering from By the way, if you want to sell a business "for sale by owner" -- i.e. without a business broker -- this is a great service. We've heard of some great results from FSBO business sellers using this site.

If you prefer to use a business broker -- and there are many reasons to do so -- you can rest assured that the business brokers also recognize that is a useful selling tool. Over 90% of the nation's business brokers will list their business-for-sale listings at in addition to other avenues they pursue to help business owners sell a business.

Once again, here's the link to the site: Just click on the promotional link for the free business valuation tool and start crunching your own numbers.

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  • DC posted on 11/29/2009
    DC business valuation is no longer free. Report costs now apply for their business valuation tool.
  • Jody posted on 3/6/2010
    Please update your article(s) regarding the business valuation being free. I clicked on the link and wasted my time trying to find the free valuation before I found DC's comment listed at the bottom.

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