A sense of worth: Figuring business valuations is more than a numbers game

Crain's Oct. 13, 2014 -- Second Stage -- ValuationIf you’re the owner of a small business, or even one not so small, and don’t know the value of your business, don’t feel bad. It’s not a figure most business presidents can pull out of their pockets.

“Some business owners hear their friends at the country club say they sold their company at eight times EBITDA, so they think, ‘My company must be worth at least as much as that because my company is better,’ ” said Christopher Sheeren, partner at Huron Capital Partners LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm. … Read more at