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Explore the Basic Business Valuation Calculator

Whether you are a client or not, we want to help business owners plan for their future.
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The value of your business establishes your future wealth

With our Basic Business Valuation Calculator you can determine the present value of your business. All you need is to provide some basic information to get a sneak peak of your basic estimate! The basic estimate will give you a general idea of your business' value before performing any detailed professional estimates.

  • Not a client? Continue on to try out the Basic Business Valuation Calculator
  • Already a client? Try the comprehensive Business Valuation Calculator to take advantage of expanded features.

Basic Business Valuation Calculator

Answers to your questions

What is a business valuation? 
A business valuation, also known as a company valuation, is the process of determining the dollar value of a business. During the valuation process, all areas of a business are reviewed to determine its worth and the worth of its departments or units.

A business valuation can be useful for a variety of reasons including selling, establishing partner ownership, taxation, and even divorce proceedings. Owners will often turn to professional business evaluators for a more robust estimate that uses multiple scenarios and complex factors to help determine the value of the business.
Are there other factors that can impact my results?
A valuation is just a guideline to help you approach a negotiation or create a plan. The more information you can provide the more accurate this estimate will be. However, the final outcome is often different and is influenced by many factors - for example: terms, restrictions, timing, your eagerness to sell, due diligence, etc.
Why use a valuation calculator?

Determining the value of your business on your own may be a complicated and tedious process while using a professional valuator may be costly and time consuming. Fortunately, our Basic Valuation Calculator is quick and easy. All you need is to provide some basic information to get a sneak peak of your basic estimate!

Some other reasons you may want to use a valuation calculator are:

  • it’s a readily accessible, cost-effective, and efficient way to track your business’ value over time
  • it helps you make informed and strategic decisions about the future of your business
  • visualize information in a meaningful way
  • instant access to data insights that can uncover opportunities and risks

CWB’s goal is to provide small business owners with the tools and resources they need to thrive. We’re here to support and empower you and your advisors on your journey towards success.

Why get a professional valuation?
A professional valuation can assist in evaluating multiple scenarios and methods to determine a business’ value. Your business may be more valuable in separate pieces than as a whole.

This kind of valuation is more accurate but may be time consuming. A detailed professional valuation will take significantly more information into account, increasing accuracy as well as the time it takes to complete.

Interested in a professional valuation? Contact us to help put you in touch.
How is the valuation calculated? 

You will need to input your:

  • gross revenue from the last fiscal year
  • industry category
  • province

The tool will then compare typical profitability rates for your industry, giving you a baseline value for your business.

What does interVal do?
InterVal partners with accounting firms and financial institutions to provide automated insights that help unlock opportunities for their SMB clients and drive optimal growth. Their platform is focused on delivering valuation-related data insights that are undeniably important to both business owners and advisors, and connecting both parties to help achieve their mutual success.
Where do I get support?

Though we partnered with InterVal to create our valuation calculators, our banking experts can help you with any further questions regarding your valuation and what to do with it.

For questions regarding your business banking products and service, business valuation, financial opportunities, risks or the potential sale of your business, please reach out directly to your small business advisor. If you are not yet a client, please reach out directly to the Small Business Advisory Team.

For banking support outside of regular hours, including lost or stolen debit cards and security question resets, please phone 1-866-843-3917.