Valuations 101:

With business valuations, no two are alike. Getting the correct one for your specific business needs is crucial.

They are the foundation upon which every business owner makes the most crucial decisions for their company. Whether the intent is to buy or sell a business, procure a loan, build value, plan an estate, or even enter into divorce proceedings, an objective review of the market value of a business is where it all begins.

Empower yourself by knowing where your business stands today.

Different types of Valuations & Assessments offered by Raincatcher

ESTIMATED BUSINESS VALUATION

Its purpose is to provide you with a range of value that may help you determine if your value expectations align with current market conditions. We are happy to offer this option as a faster, less detailed, and free alternative to our certified business valuation. Please be aware that this no-cost estimate will be calculated using only the financial information you provide.

THE VALUE BUILDER SCORE

Get your score on the 8 Factors That Drive Your Company’s Value. It will provide you with an analysis of your score and a detailed action plan for how to improve your score and areas of your business that will be important to buyers. Whether you're looking to sell today or in the future this score shows you hidden areas to make improvements.

RAINCATCHER OPINION OF VALUE

A comprehensive, 25+ page document and worksheet with data on your industry, profit plus addbacks, the valuation multiple, and the resulting valuation. It includes our proprietary Raincatcher score, allowing you to see your business through a buyer’s lens, including Raincatcher Factors and Value Builder Scores.

CERTIFIED BUSINESS VALUATION

Completed by a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), these ensure that their values are accurate for legal purposes and will hold up well to scrutiny in a wide range of situations, including buying/ selling businesses, succession planning, shareholder disputes, gifting, stock buybacks, divorce, or estate tax.

Meet our Small Business Solutions Specialist & Growth Expert, Carrie Stein

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Carrie Stein is a successful serial small business entrepreneur. Carrie founded a café in Dallas, Texas, running it for 9 years prior to a successful sale to a new owner. She opened a hair and makeup salon with a partner developing a line of makeup and hair products also transitioning out of day-to-day operations and selling to new ownership.

Prior to small business entrepreneurship, Carrie served in operations and management positions in the nonprofit and corporate world, beginning her career as an Economic Analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She is a sought-after presenter and previously served as an adjunct Communications Professor at UT Dallas Jindal School of Management.

Carrie is an expert on entrepreneurship, business growth and building a results-organized culture. She has been a featured speaker at conferences and events. Carrie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Finance, a Master's Degree in Strategic Communications and is a Certified Executive Coach.

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