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There are plenty of good reasons to know the value of your business. Even if you're not planning to sell your company, it's wise to plan for succession long before the actual need arises. If you work with partners, you may want to sell your share or buy another partner's share. If you're preparing to retire, it's a good idea to track your company's value so you can sell when business is good and you're likely to get the best price. In some cases you might want to sell your business and get into some other line of work or start another business. Or you might decide to buy a business some day. Knowing how to evaluate its