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BV FAQ About Business Valuation

  • What is the American Society of Appraisers?

  • What is the Business Valuation Discipline?

  • What is the Business Valuation Committee?

BV FAQ Locating a Designated Business Valuator

  • Where can I find a business valuator in my geographic area?

BV FAQ Practice Procedures for Business Valuation

  • How long should it take for an appraiser to complete a business valuation?

  • How many appraisal methods should be used to properly value a business?

  • What are the most common methods for appraising a business?

  • How long is a business appraisal good for before it needs to be updated or redone?

BV FAQ Professional Appraisal Fees

BV FAQ Purpose and Use of a Business Valuation

  • What are some reasons I might need to appraise my business?

  • Can a value be placed on a company logo, its' website and the tenure of its' work force?

  • Does a small family business need an appraisal?

  • Can a business valuator appraise the real estate and machinery & equipment for my company?

  • What is intellectual property?

BV FAQ Qualifications of Business Valuators

  • What type of background do I need to become a business appraiser?

  • Do business valuators specialize in the types of businesses they appraise?

  • How do I get started in business valuation?

  • What type of income can I expect to earn as a business valuator?

  • What appraisal credentials should I expect a person to have to conduct a business valuation?

  • What type of firms typically perform business valuations?

BV FAQ Resources for Business Valuators

  • Where can I find articles on the subject of business valuation?

  • Where can I get information regarding educational courses for business valuators?

  • Where can I find information about "Rules of Thumb" for valuing businesses?

BV FAQ Standards & Code of Ethics

  • What practice standards and/or code of ethics are business valuators required to follow?

  • Has the government established any standards with regards to valuing businesses?

  • Does the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) apply to business valuations?

  • Where can I get information about the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)?