Small Business Valuations • Service and Retail Business Valuations

Do you need to know how much your service business or retail business is worth?

No need to spend thousands of dollars! Our Business Value Analysis will show you the probable selling price of your business at a fraction of the cost.

Small business valuation

How we value a business to determine what the company is worth:

Businesses are valued based on a multiple of the earnings. However, business owners minimize earnings to reduce their tax liability. In order to determine the real earnings of the business, we “recast the financials” of the business to arrive at the “Discretionary Earnings”. Then we research databases to find the sales of similar businesses to obtain “comps” and find the right multiple for your business. The results are provided in a Business Value Analysis Report.

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About Us

Alliance Business Brokers, LLC is a leading Business Intermediary and Business Appraiser that has been providing Business Value Analysis Services for business owners throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire since 2002.

Our service has also been used by individual buyers who are looking at acquiring a business and need a professional and independent assessment of the value of the business.

Over the years we have appraised over 500 service, retail, manufacturing and distribution businesses for the purpose of determining the probable selling price. These have ranged in annual sales from under $100,000 to over $10M. Also, we have worked on the marketing of hundreds of businesses for sale.

Our principal, John Coto is a Certified Business Intermediary; a Certified Machine and Equipment Appraiser and is a member of:


Frequently Asked Questions

Why order a Business Value Analysis rather than a formal Business Valuation?
In a word - cost. The difference could be thousands of dollars between a Business Value Analysis and a formal Business Valuation.

Why does a Business Value Analysis cost so much less?
A Business Value Analysis Report is prepared for one purpose only: To determine the probable selling price of a business and therefore it requires less time to prepare than a formal Business Valuation.

How long does it take to obtain a Business Value Analysis Report on my business?
For most businesses, it can be completed within 7 days from the time we receive your order.

What do you need from me to start the Business Value Analysis?
The Business’ Federal Tax Returns or Financial Statements for the past 3 years

What is the cost?
The cost to do a Business Value Analysis depends whether your entity is a sole-proprietorship or an LLC/Corporation. Please contact us an we will provide a quote.

In addition to finding the probable selling price of a business for a potential upcoming sale, for what other purpose can I use a Business Value Analysis Report?

When is a Business Value Analysis Report not appropriate?

To learn more or to order a Business Value Analysis Report, please call or email us or use the form above.

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