Selling or Buying a Small Business/Home-Based Biz Valuation


I am looking for somebody to do a basic (very inexpensive) valuation of our 10-year-old home-based business.  It doesn't have to be extremely detailed, and it's a pretty simple business so it shouldn't be very difficult.  

Do you offer this service?
Or can you help us with a template, etc?


Hi Brian

I do basic business evaluations. There are very expensive and ultra detailed versions but typically those are for larger, more complex operations.

I normally charge $600 for a full evaluation. It involves getting all the details of the business together and plugging the figures in to a basic template and generating a result which is a business value range; not a hard and fast number but a general idea of the selling value of the business.

If you are not wanting to spend money on it I can give you the essential elements of how to break it down but obviously cannot spend a lot of time on it.

Hope this is helpful.


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Rhett Kniep, CBB


I advise others on how to value a business, how to sell a business, and how to buy a business, and give guidance on critical issues such as negotiation and growth strategies. I have knowledge and experience in real estate investing and raising investment funds.


I have been a licensed agent and broker for over 13 years, selling commercial real estate, residential real estate, and businesses. I am a licensed building contractor of more than 22 years, and have both designed and built commercial and business structures, in addition to selling them.

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Certified Business Broker, California Association of Business Brokers, AA communications and am a student at Lincoln Law School in Sacramento. I have done numerous trainings over the years in real estate investing, real estate sales, and marketing.

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