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Quick Advice Articles For Sellers – Valuing Your Business For Sale

Should I get my business valued? Even if you feel that you are confident you have a reasonably good indication of the value of your business, by getting a second or even third opinion will help to either confirm or reassess your own thinking and valuation of your business.Having an accurate, rather than an estimated valuation will put you in a strong position during the negotiation process and will give you a solid grounding on when to make the right market decisions during key points of the selling process. Knowing the true value of your business can only improve your ability to sell it and give you the confidence to follow your convictions in any negotiations over sale price.Can’t I value my business myself? Nothing says that you cannot decide to go with your own valuation when placing your business up for sale however you must consider whether your valuation is based on objective facts or more on a hunch.There’s a whole array of points to consider before getting a true market value. Turnover, gross and net profit and cash flow will all influence the selling price, not to mention the ‘goodwill’ value of your business which in many cases is the most important factor of all. Is your business in a prime location? How is the economic landscape and what competitors do you have?Unless you have a great deal of experience in this field, self-valuations can invariably be way off the mark! It pays to get a professional in to look over your accounts, understand your business and then give you an objective point of view. It could save you a lot of time, money and disappointment.Who should I contact to get a business valuation? Good question. Business transfer agents (brokers), accountants and chartered surveyors can all help you with a business valuation. If you are looking to sell your business then it would pay to speak to a broker, seeing that selling businesses is their specialist field.Valuations provided by brokers in many cases do not cost you a penny! However there is always a catch – most brokers will expect you to sell your business through them in return for a valuation so check the small print beforehand if you intend to go it alone.It may also be wise to get a second opinion to see if the valuation stacks up. It’s also good for your own peace of mind. If you have an accountant already in place, let them know of your intentions and ask them to give you their opinion and valuation of your business. They will have seen the detailed figures so they will know exactly how much money you make!How is a valuation calculated? A broker will usually rely on their knowledge of the local market and their experience of previous comparable business sales to give you an accurate estimate of what your business is worth. They will analyse your businesses financial and geographical position as well as demand for your type of business on the marketplace.In some cases, they will already have a number of potential buyers who have registered an interest in buying a business such as yours.

5 Empowering Tracks From Female Icons To Make You Feel Inspired

Sometimes we all need a little lift. Whether you’ve had a recent knock to your confidence, have been going through stress in your personal or professional life, or have always struggled with your self-esteem, music is an essential tool for lifting your spirits and making you feel better about yourself.

According to a study by Heriot-Watt University, the type of music you listen to not only influences your mood, but also your personality, with indie and rock/heavy metal fans reporting the lowest levels of self-esteem, while fans of jazz, blues, opera, classical, pop, rap and soul all reported high levels of self-confidence.

So if you’re having a ‘down day’, why not boost your spirits by listening to some powerful, uplifting tracks? Here are five perfect confidence boosters.

Britney Spears – Toxic
Britney’s own struggles with her mental health and conservatorship have made her an inspiration for many people across the world.

This classic song is timelessly sensual, and the heavy beats throughout make it impossible not to dance to. A welcome blast of nostalgia, this tune has filled dance floors across the globe with fans old and new.

The video features Britney as a female spy playing the sexy flight attendant, seducing her passenger before she makes her escape on a motorbike and breaks into a high-security facility guarded by a laser security system.

This track and video is a guaranteed way to feel invincible, and deserves a place on your playlist no matter your mood.

Kelis – Milkshake
A cheesy classic that is guaranteed to make you feel all warm and gooey inside, Kelis pumps up the heat in this 00’s RnB track. Underpinned by intricate drum beats and electric elements, Kelis’ self-confidence is infectious, and it’s hard not to find yourself smiling at the lyrics.

This track is a great way to get into a flirtatious mindset, making it a great choice before going on a date or heading out for the evening.

And if you’re staying in? It’s a great mood lift. But beware! You may find yourself craving a sweet treat.

Eve (ft. Gwen Stefani) – Let Me Blow Your Mind
This RnB classic will capture your attention with its assertive rhythm and powerful vocals from 00’s icons Eve and Gwen Stefani. Featuring a laid-back – yet self-assured – beat, and catchy guitar riff, this is a great track for driving, and its empowering feel is sure to help you feel motivated.

Got a job interview lined up, or thinking of asking for a raise? This anthemic number is a quick way to feel positive and more assertive.

The video features Eve and Gwen Stefani crashing an exclusive event on quad bikes, causing a stir among the privileged attendants, and shoving the performer off stage to perform their own music, before finally being arrested and taken to the station in a police van.

This ‘baddie’ track helps you to tap into the hidden ‘bold’ side of your personality, and lifts your mood while keeping you feeling calm and cool.

Fergie – MILF$
If you have kids, it can be difficult to feel sexy. When you’re running around cleaning the house, changing nappies, or up to your elbows in dishwater, you can easily forget your sensual side – leaving you feeling frumpy and lacking in confidence and motivation.

Thankfully, Fergie’s comeback track is a quick remedy to your low mood and lethargy.

Featuring attractive mothers dressed in curve-hugging latex and silky lingerie going about their daily life in a dreamy, colourful suburbia, this track is a quick way to transform your self-esteem and transport you to a world where you are not just a mother, but a goddess too.

Why not shake off the day and tap into your feminine energy with Fergie, your sexiest PJs, and a bottle of your favourite wine?

Marina And The Diamonds – How To Be A Heartbreaker
Low confidence after a breakup? You’re not alone. Having your heart broken can leave you feeling depressed, undesirable, and unmotivated. So flip the tables on your ex and become a heartbreaker with Marina’s catchy club classic.

This empowering dance track will make you want to move your body and get in touch with your bad girl side, with its heavy beat and pounding rhythms.

Plus, if your libido has suffered as a result of your low mood, take a sneaky peek at the video – it will get your blood pumping with its steamy shower shots and smoking hot male models.