This calculator may be a useful approximation tool as you consider business continuation and estate liquidity issues. The value of a business is normally defined as its fair market value, or the price at which a property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, who are both informed and under no compulsion to act. For a publicly traded company, the value can be readily obtained by the price the stock is selling over the exchange. For other businesses, this calculator provides results based on four valuation methods. This calculator should be used for estimation purposes only and not to establish a firm value for your business. For actual business planning purposes, an independent appraisal by a qualified business valuation professional should be used.