23Jul 2015


Dale Speaks in Washington, DC. Some comments from the group about what they learned about Business Valuations:
A. Cost of Capital (Present Value Discount Factor) is not the bank loan interest rate
B. The risk of your business determines your Cost of Capital
C. There are more valuation […] Read more

14Mar 2015

Live from New York 3/11/15: How Business Valuations Work: Knowledge is Power & More than EBITDA Multipliers

Dear Dale Richards Value Webinar registrants:  3/12/15

Live from New York 3/11/15: How Business Valuations Work:  Knowledge is Power & More than EBITDA Multipliers

Thank you for registering for the Presentation Excellence Group’s webinar presentation on business valuations on March 11.

If you […] Read more

4Mar 2015
Mar 4, 2015



Honolulu, Hawaii: 2/25/15

Great presentation with great energy
One of the best speakers we’ve had.
This is one speaker we could have spent the whole day with.

Scottsdale, AZ:  2/18/15

Great […] Read more

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25Feb 2015
Feb 25, 2015

Hello from Hawaii – I speak here this week

Hello from Hawaii – I speak here this week

Hey Friends and Family
I have the privilege of speaking in Hawaii this week. What an opportunity to help business owners learn some key techniques on how to increase their profits and value, financially, operationally and […] Read more

Independent Valuation Services are Important
6Feb 2015

Independent Valuation Services Important

Independent Valuation Services Important.

Why  Independent Business Valuation Services are Important.  When the time comes to sell your business or when you are looking to purchase a new business it is important that you are aware of the value you are dealing with for your company or the […] Read more

19Jan 2015

How valuation services can help you sell your business

Valuation services may seem to be something you can do without when you get ready to sell your business. After all you have your balance sheets, bank accounts and tax returns, those will show what your business is worth right? Well, that is not completely true. Those items […] Read more

12Dec 2014
Dec 12, 2014

Different Types of asset valuation services

Asset valuation may seem to be a complicated process; this is because most businesses believe the value is shown on balance sheets and income. But there are many assets which may increase the value of a business valuation. Some may be stocks or bonds, which are easy to […] Read more

27Oct 2014

Tips To Pick the Right Valuation Service Provider

Tips To Pick the Right Valuation Service Provider

Knowing how to pick the right valuation service provider can be difficult depending on the type of business and the company that is chosen to handle this transaction.  There are many valuation service providers who claim to know […] Read more

22Oct 2014
Oct 22, 2014

Business Valuations 101: Breaking Down The Basics

When you complete a corporate valuation, you’re determining how much your business is worth. This can be a tricky process and you can get a lot of different answers depending on the model you use to calculate your corporate worth. The best thing that you can do […] Read more

Financial Valuation Critical For Streamlined Healthcare System
4Oct 2013

Financial Valuation Critical For Streamlined Healthcare System

Financial Valuation Critical For Streamlined Healthcare System. The government is at a standstill while Congress debates President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). During these tense times, the citizens of the United States wonder how long the deadlock will last, and what can actually be done to improve […] Read more

Complex valuations
23Sep 2013

Complexity of Equity Warrants Valuations

Complexity of Equity Warrants Valuations. If you have recently been offered a warrant as a perk from a company you work for, it may be a good idea to use a certified

If you have recently been offered a warrant as a perk from a company you work […] Read more

determining valuation
16Sep 2013



There are two primary purposes for stock options. One is part of an employee benefits package and the other is to pay for goods and services to help companies retain cash. Both of these purposes are valuable and beneficial […] Read more

Adjustment clock
9Sep 2013
Sep 9, 2013



Before attempting to understand the valuation of preferred stock you must first have an understanding the term and what makes preferred different from other types of stock. By understanding what you are dealing with you are then able to discuss your needs with […] Read more

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2Sep 2013
Sep 2, 2013

Management For Any Small Business

Learn about Management for any small business.  Do you have what it takes?

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur or part of a small business management team? Though the term entrepreneur is sometimes used loosely today, it means much more than someone […] Read more

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value in entrepreneurship
26Aug 2013
Aug 26, 2013

Finding Value in Entrepreneurial Effective Management

Most of the time when you hear about a company being bought out, there is a ripple of panic that goes through the entire company. Layoffs are expected and an entirely new management team is expected to arrive at any moment. Time studies will most likely be done […] Read more

19Aug 2013
Aug 19, 2013

Using Risk Management To Make Your Business Stand Out

Risk management and cost of capital go hand in hand. In fact risk management is really based your understanding of the key elements of risk that a business must face.  The cost of capital should reflect upon your risk appetite and the specific company risk. For some, the […] Read more

12Aug 2013
Aug 12, 2013


Marketability Discount – “The concept of marketability deals with the liquidity of the interest—how quickly and certainly it can be converted to cash at the owner’s discretion.”  Source:  Chapter 6, Fundamentals, Techniques & Theory, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)     

We will define Marketability […] Read more

What is the Company Specific Cost of Capital
31Jul 2013

What is the Company Specific Cost of Capital?

What is the Company Specific Cost of Capital | The Cost of Capital typically used for a business valuation is the Ibbotson’s Build-up method which comprises several risk factor elements discussed in a previous article.   The company specific risk factor for the cost of capital is presented […] Read more

24Jul 2013
Jul 24, 2013

Rules for Minority Discount in Business Valuations

Minority Interest Discount – The concept of minority interest deals with the relationship between the interest being valued and the total enterprise, based on the factors discussed.”  “The primary factor on the value of the minority interest in relationship of the minority shareholder interest to the total shareholder interest […] Read more

15Jul 2013
Jul 15, 2013

How to Calculate Cost of Capital

It is often necessary to calculate the cost of capital when you are trying to make decisions concerning investments or lending. You may also need to show your current cost of capital if you are trying to elicit investments for your company. This is to say that your […] Read more

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