Industry: Education & child care

Ready to sell? How to price your business

July 7, 2009: 12:13 PM ET

Your true net profit is the number that potential buyers will want to know.

Susie Pemberton, Centralia, Mo.
I live in a small town and own a child care facility. My gross income in 2008 was $126,134. Someone's interested in buying it, and they're waiting for me to give them a price. I understand that I need to "adjust" my expense report for 2008, but I'm not sure what to use for a multiplier. I've been in business for six years, and can see room for expansion in the future. How do I name my price?

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