Why do business owners need a business valuation? There are many reasons. For the purchase or sale of a business, a certified business valuation must be completed by of course a third party. The valuation wills not only show that the seller is serious, but it will be taken serious by the buyer as well and it will aid in the buyer obtaining financing. Business transactions are not the only reasons why business owners need PA business valuations. Often they are required for estate planning, refinancing, recapitalization, partnership splits, and divorce and even to evaluate opportunities to improve the business.There are many factors that go into valuing a business. Current market environment, recent similar sales, financing, interest rates, trends, supply, demand, regional, industry, government and global factors. These are just a few; there are many more factors that impact value, even potential, employee considerations, taxes and terms in a business transaction.