The value you create: Your raison d’être

August 21, 2012

By Christine Riordan SmartBlog on Leadership

The initial public offering for Facebook brought the topic of business valuation to the forefront. Facebook’s stock price immediately dropped when analysts lowered projections of growth and revenue forecasts, calling into question the value of the company. And the stock price continues to slide. Value creation is the raison d’être of any business entity. How do you accurately assess the value of a company? What dimensions are the most important for determining company value? How do you calculate a company’s long-term prospects for success?