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What are you REALLY worth? It’s not what you think.

Guest: Chris Mellen, President – Delphi Valuation Advisors

Featured Topics: Business Valuations, Business Appraisal, Range of Values, Fair Market Value


A Business Appraisal creates a range of valuesOn the episode titled “What are you REALLY Worth – It’s not what you think” we explore the complex but critically important issue of determining a value for your business.

Any good business owner understands that their business is essentially an investment. And as any successful investment it is key to know its value at any point in time.

All business owners either want to or need to know the ‘value’ of their business at some point. And not just when it comes time to considering an exit plan or an exit transition from the business. One of the important lessons that I discuss on this podcast is that a privately held business has a range of values, depending on a long list of factors, including the actual purpose of the business appraisal.
My guest on this podcast is Chris Mellen, one of the most accomplished business valuation experts in the country.
These reasons for obtaining a business valuation include:
  • Selling of a business
  • Tax and estate planning
  • Financial reporting
  • Conversions of corporate structures
  • Creating an ESOP – Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Legal and Litigation issues
  • Divorce
  • Creation of Buy-Sell partnership agreements
  • Life Insurance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Dissolution of a partnership

It is obvious that having an understanding of what a business valuation entails is very important. It can be complex yet it is crucially important to all business owners and because of it we have included a larger than normal set of links to complex terms.


Business Valuation, Fair Market Value, Synergy Value, Investment Value, Opinion of Values

The Big Picture (Episode Feature) Question

Do you know what your business is Really worth? Have you had an business appraisal done? How recently?

Featured Guest Information

Chris Mellen, President
Delphi Valuation Advisors
(781) 551-8258

Tip/Offer of the Week

Your business is perhaps the biggest investment in your life, even more than your house. Get a valuation today, even if it’s just a simple Estimate or Opinion of Values. Know how well your business investment is doing and keep track of this on an annual basis.

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Joel Goobich is a big-picture guy with sharp insight into how individual parts make a strong whole. He has 30+ years of entrepreneurial endeavors; starting, building and exiting businesses. He is tireless in the pursuit of solutions to boost your business and put you on a track to a profitable transition and exit to your next act.