Business Valuation Services for Small Business Brokers
Small Business Brokers are at the forefront of the small business transaction market. Business Brokers are in a better position when they use qualified independent business valuation services to set a fair market price. GCF was founded on that idea. A qualified independent business valuation allows you to:
- Set business value expectations for your client before going to market
- Provide credibility with an independent valuation firm as your partner
- Close the “negotiation window” of value (higher v. lower) with prospective buyers
- Prepare your qualified buyers for the SBA lending process
While a business valuation does not guarantee you will sell 100% of your listings, you are more likely to do so leveraging this critical tool.
GCF offers the following business valuation services to Small Business Brokers:
This is a USPAP Restricted Use Appraisal report designed specifically for our Business Broker clients to assist them in listing their client’s business for sale. This report should be considered for those brokers who are representing businesses with less than $1MM in cash flow and/or those transactions involving the sale of 100% of the company. This report is formatted to be SBA compliant and will only require a minimal update (by the lender) when used as part of an SBA Loan.
Turnaround Time: 3-4 weeks to the preliminary draft phase
Complete Appraisal (Summary) Report:
A summarized version of the Complete Appraisal with the level of reporting that contains, at minimum, a summary of the material factors that lead to the conclusion of value and intended to reduce the normal appraisal burden (time and cost) of writing a comprehensive/self-contained report. This report should be considered for those brokers who are representing businesses with more than $1MM in cash flow and/or those transactions involving the sale of less than 100% of the company.
Turnaround Time: 4-6 weeks to the preliminary draft phase
Are you ready to assist your clients in obtaining business valuations from certified experts? Let’s get started.
Learn more about business valuations:
Download our free guide: How to Navigate the Business Valuation Process Successfully
Read: Why & When You Need a Business Valuation
Read: Different Types of Business Valuations
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Business Valuation Accreditation
Your GCF Business Valuation appraisal team has one or more of the following accreditations:
- Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) – is recognized as having achieved the highest level of education, training, and report writing for business valuations. The ASA designation is the gold standard for a business valuation professional. (source: American Society of Appraisers)
- Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) – a very prestigious credential in the eyes of all who are familiar with it as it earned the reputation of being a difficult credential to obtain. (source: National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts®)
- Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
- Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of CPAs (ABV by AICPA) – a credential granted exclusively by the AICPA to qualified valuation professionals who demonstrate expertise in valuation through knowledge, skill, experience, and adherence to professional standards. (source: American Institute of CPAs)
- Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) – credential is granted exclusively by the AICPA to CPAs and qualified valuation professionals who demonstrate considerable expertise in valuation through their knowledge, skill, experience, and adherence to professional standards. (source: American Institute of CPAs)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
GCF’s Machinery and Equipment Appraisal Accreditations
- Expert Equipment Certified Appraiser (EECA) – Our appraisers are recognized with a deep understanding of valuation principles and extensive experience by the Institute of Equipment Valuation.
- Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) – a CMEA professional has the expertise and certification to conduct a third party machinery and equipment appraisal.
Over 25 years of experience and expertise in business valuations and appraisals. An accredited appraiser receives extensive training, remains in good standing, and follows specific industry practices to determine the value of a business.
The GCF Business Valuation Process