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Learn the value of your business

We want to help you understand the value of your business so you can plan for the future.

Business Valuation Calculator
valuation tablet

Learn your value to drive your success

Your wealth is closely connected to your business’ value. In North America, the average business owner holds more than 85% of their wealth in their businesses. With access to our Business Valuation Calculators partnered by interVal, you can monitor the performance of your business and start visualizing the information you need to drive success. We partnered with interVal to provide a platform that helps unlock key metrics, insights, and valuation data that helps to create opportunities for small business owners across Canada. You can trust that our CWB calculators provide the valuation you need to reach your goals with the backing of a platform trusted by industry experts.

Calculator features and benefits

Explore the features and benefits of our Business Valuation Calculators:

 Calculator  Included features  Benefit

Business Valuation Calculator

Valuation estimation derived using client accounting and industry data Using data from various sources creates a more accurate business valuation
 Use of Single Sign-On (SSO) Easier access to the tool through single authentication 
 Saleability score Learn how attractive your business is to potential buyers
 Goal setting Create trackable goals to help monitor and improve your ability to meet them
 Key metrics Use metrics to track growth and opportunities for your business
 Accuracy check Ensures peace-of-mind by auditing your valuation through a secondary check
Basic Business Valuation Calculator

Valuation estimation derived from basic client information (revenue, industry details, business locations)

Gain a sneak peak of your general business value through analysis of these data points

Frequently asked 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 valuation calculator is quick and easy! All you need to do is connect your accounting software or financial statement and you can establish your estimated business value in just minutes. Best of all it’s free for CWB clients!

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 for example.

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? Reach out to your relationship manager/small business advisor or contact a banking centre to help put you in touch with the right people.

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.