Florida Business Broker in Sarasota & Bradenton


It is recommended that you consult a business professional when valuing a business. There a several methodologies in place that allow business brokers to perform this for you, however the purchase price is still subjective and can be affected by a variety of factors. Harding and Associates – Business Brokerage Services utilizes a number of different approaches to insure that the most appropriate opinion of value is selected when preparing your business for sale and we are experts in Florida Business Valuations.

It is important to recognize the different ways in which to value a business. Ask your business broker what he/she understands about the following methods of valuing businesses and how it applies to your business:

  1. Asset approach utilizing fair market value of assets and Seller Discretionary Earnings (SDE)
  2. Market approach utilizing sector-specific rules of thumb of revenues and SDE
  3. Income approach utilizing Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA)

We always balance the above with our extensive database of verified comparable sold business listings. We will then apply weighted averages to these different approaches before discussing with you what we feel the market will accept as a proposed purchase price. Florida Business Valuations is just a number of services we offer to our clients.