DENVER and NEW YORK, August 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
BizEquity, the world's leading online provider of business valuation services, in partnership with the Business Enterprise Institute, the provider of comprehensive exit planning education, marketing support, and plan design for business advisors, today announces the launch of the 'Business Valuation Institute'™ (BVI), an online certification course that will provide advisors with a "Certified Business Valuation Analyst"™ (CBVA) accreditation.
BizEquity will offer the online certification to help financial advisors understand, interpret and utilize the principles, approaches, financial methods and tools associated with a business valuation. The course takes an average of 30 hours to complete and serves as verification that advisors have undergone the training they need to optimally serve their clients.
Of the over 200 million small businesses globally, 98 percent are currently unaware of their businesses worth. For the estimated four percent (or eight million) of SMBs who will be looking to sell their business within the next decade, an accurate and reliable business valuation will help them plan for their exit strategy and their retirement. With only 7,800 certified valuation professionals worldwide, the Business Valuation Institute™ seeks to capitalize on the growing democratization of small business valuation by establishing a certification for advisors who may not know how to perform such an assessment.
The course will consist of principles and applications of classical valuation approaches and the ARM Private Firm valuation approach, exposure to online valuation resources, and a final case-study Valuation Capstone Project. The course is designed for all financial professionals, mainly Wealth Advisors, Insurance Agents and Financial Institution Bankers, but also to Business Brokers, Attorneys and CPA's.
The platform will be hosted by MassiveU.
Jared Johnson, CEO of Business Enterprise Institute stated:
"BizEquity is changing the game for Advisors to the Business Owner community with their new online learning certification. Business Valuation is a foundation of every Exit Plan to help a business owner understand where they are today and where they will need to go. Advisors who have a strong understanding of business value are able to provide owners with a clearer path to their future while helping them achieve their goals. We are proud to partner with BizEquity and offer BEI members this unique opportunity to be on their e-learning platform."
Scott Gabehart, Chief Valuation Office of BizEquity and the Vice Chairman of the Business Valuation Institute commented: "As the author of "The Business Valuation Book" and someone who has completed over 3,000 offline valuations I know the time would come when we could make a science of business valuation and leverage the Internet, then I met Mike and BizEquity. The Business Valuation Institute is the next logical point in our journey to democratise this knowledge with this new certification for advisors."
Michael M. Carter, Founder & CEO of BizEquity concluded with:
"Warren Buffet was quoted at a business school graduation as saying that business valuation was the most important course that students should take because it is the basis of risk management and investment advice. Our mission is to democratize this knowledge with the first of its kind, business valuation online certification for the over one million financial advisors and insurance agents that serve small business owners."
Sign up for the course by visiting http://www.bizequity.com/institute
Founded in 2011, BizEquity is the world's leading provider of business valuation knowledge and big data. Having valued over 33 million private businesses to date, BizEquity's vision is to value every private business in the world, and in the process democratize business valuation and performance knowledge for all businesses and financial institutions.
BizEquity has over 560 financial institutions subscribing to its patented service offering and was recently named one of the top 360 private companies by Entrepreneur Media. BizEquity also won Bank Director's FinTech growth and innovation award, and its CEO Michael Carter has been named one of the top 100 leaders in Global Fintech, in addition to a top FinTech Influencer in the United States.
For more information, please go to http://www.BizEquity.com/Wealth
About Business Enterprise Institute
The Business Enterprise Institute is the only single-source provider of comprehensive Exit Planning education, marketing support, and plan design for business advisors, helping advisors improve client acquisition and retention, increase revenue generation, streamline the Exit Planning process, and engage in more fulfilling work. BEI supports the most successful Exit Planning professionals in the industry.
BEI provide business advisors with an established, systematized process that allows advisors to easily manage and help their business-owner clients achieve their exit objectives. As the leader in Exit Planning, BEI sets industry standards. They have developed a host of tools and services to help Exit Planning advisors create and implement the best possible Exit Plans for successful business owners, including marketing and engagement support, plan-implementation software and support, continuing and advanced education, and networking opportunities with other advisors.
For further information please contact:
Richard Morgan Evans, Kathleen Edmondson, Rosie Ward & Sarah Cooper-Lessad