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Value Builder System: 8 Key Drivers

Driver 1: Financial Performance
Driver 2: Growth Potential
Driver 3: Switzerland Structure
Driver 4: The Valuation Teeter Totter
Driver 5: The Hierarchy of Recurring Revenue
Driver 6: The Monopoly Control
Driver 7: Customer Satisfaction
Driver 8: Hub & Spoke

67060 Audio Visual

The Company is a full-service audio and visual provider, specializing in the sale, service, and installation of audio and video presentation equipment. The Company enables organizations and individuals to utilize innovative tools and enhance their technological resources and communication capabilities. 

Company Stats:

  • 2022 Revenue: $1.76MM
  • 2022 EBITDA: $428K
  • 2023 Revenue (Projected): $1.85MM
  • 2023 EBITDA (Projected): $455K
  • Home-based Business
  • 23 Active Accounts
  • 96% Repeat Business





67146 iStock 1347150429The Company provides auto repair and preventative maintenance services, leveraging its knowledge and expertise to best serve customers. They employ ASE Certified technicians to perform their wide spectrum of preventative maintenance and mechanical repair services for cars, trucks, and SUVs.

The Company’s extensive service offerings include exhaust and brake services, catalytic converter replacement, tires, shocks, and struts maintenance, engine diagnostics, alignments, and fluid flushes. In addition, the Company utilizes a digital vehicle inspection process, elevating its commitment to high-quality total car care. 

Company Stats:

  • 2022 Revenue: $1.89MM
  • 2022 EBITDA: $385K
  • 2023 Revenue (Projected): $2.30MM
  • 2023 EBITDA (Projected): $585K
  • 660+ Active Accounts
  • 52% Repeat Business

Company Stats:66238 Cosmetology School

  • FY 2023 Sales Estimated: $1.8MM
  • FY 2023 EBITDA Estimated: $233K
  • 4 Locations
  • 60+ active accounts
  • 18 full-time employees
Business Highlights:

The Company is a privately-owned vocational school, educating cosmetology across four locations throughout Nebraska. Throughout the Company’s lengthy history, they have trained thousands of licensed cosmetologists and are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences and the Nebraska Department of Health-Cosmetology Division. The Company prides itself on its 92% student pass rate on the accreditation exam with a placement rate above 67%, significantly higher than the industry benchmark.



Used Auto Sales and Repair Dealership Located in NW Iowa

The Company carries a wide variety of used automobiles with price ranges from $3,000 to $30,000 based on make, model, type, and features. 


As of April 2022 the Company carried over 40 autos in its inventory valued at over $450,000 at cost. The Company also has a full service shop that handles a wide range of maintenance and repairs that make up approximately 15% of annual sales. 

In addition to used car sales, the Company’s facility hosts a full service department capable of anything from oil changes to repairs. Customers that purchase their car from the dealer often use the Company’s service shop for maintenance and upkeep, which is approximately 15% of annual sales.

The Company’s facilities and resources are not currently at capacity, so future growth will be supported by the current assets and facilities on hand.


  • Asking Price: $1,200,000
  • 2021 Annual Sales: $3,780,000
  • 2021 EBITDA: $349,000
  • Pricing Includes $450,000 Auto Inventory at Cost 
  • Property Valuation: $450,000* or lease for $45,000 per year

*Not included in the business asking price.