Welcome to S|T|O|R|E University!

LESSON ONE: How to Value A Business

Head back to class with STORE Capital and grasp a better understanding of how to evaluate and get the most out of your business. STORE University is what we plan to be ten small introductory courses that Chris Volk, CEO of STORE Capital, will guide you through, that are centered on core business concepts and strategies that can benefit your business.

Understanding the Needs of the Business Seller Properly valuing a company for real estate investment financing requires knowing why the seller is selling and what their cash needs are.

LESSON ONE, PART ONE

Understanding the Needs of the Business Seller

One of the first concepts Chris Volk, CEO of STORE Capital, was initially passionate about when beginning his career in business was how to value a company, which leads us to our first lesson. The value of a business always begins with understanding the needs of the seller of the business. Hear more from Chris on why this is an important step.

How to Calculate the Cash Flow of a Business To calculate business cash flow before commercial real estate investing, you look at cash after EBITDA then subtract other costs from there.

LESSON ONE, PART TWO

How to Calculate the Cash Flow of a Business

Now that we’ve covered the initial strategy to value your business, we move onto step two, how to calculate the cash flow of a business. Chris Volk, CEO of STORE Capital will walk you through how to calculate the amount of cash flow you are buying.

How to Use Other People’s Money to Help Purchase a Business It's smart to use other people's money to buy a business, but you must consider all real estate funding solutions before making a decision.

LESSON ONE, PART THREE

How to Use Other People’s Money to Help Purchase a Business

In step three, you’ll learn how much you can borrow against the business you would like to purchase. Actually, it’s more than that: Chris will discuss Other People’s Money or OPM and how you can use OPM to help acquire a business.

How to Value Business Cash Flow After Using Other People’s Money Determine how much of your own money you'll need for commercial real estate financing after you've used other people's money

LESSON ONE, PART FOUR

How to Value Business Cash Flow After Using Other People’s Money

Now that you have the foundation to determine how to value a business, Chris Volk, CEO of STORE Capital, will discuss how to value the cash flow remaining after using Other People’s Money. This step begins to determine the amount of Your Own Money or YOM you’ll need.

The Final Step Add your money to other people's money as a final step. If you don't have enough of your own money, you must find more other people's money.

LESSON ONE, PART FIVE

The Final Step

The final step is to add YOM (Your Own Money) and OPM (Other People’s Money), but there is more for entrepreneurs who want to minimize YOM. Listen to Chris Volk’s final comments on how to value your business.

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