Find Out What Your Business is Worth.

We provide business appraisals that verify company value.

National Business Appraisers

National Business Appraisers provides Business Appraisal & Valuation services that meet the scrutiny of attorneys, accountants, banks and their clients, courts and the IRS.

We provide accurate, comprehensive and reasonably priced appraisals & valuations for a variety of needs and purposes for businesses of all sizes.

Business Appraisal Benefits

Know the True Net Worth of Your Business

Have security in knowing that the true value of your business is based on the use of empirical data and reliable methodologies.

List Your Business for Sale with Confidence

Have confidence in placing your business on the market knowing the value is realistic and supportable to interested buyers.

Make Plans & Move Forward Strategically

Plan ahead with your accountant and tax advisors to minimize tax consequences in advance of the sale of your business.


Certified Business Appraisals & Valuations

man-holding-red-folder We meet the standard of excellence by providing certified business appraisals and valuations compliant with industry standards and protocol. Our carefully crafted valuations reveal the Fair Market, Liquidation or Strategic Value for all or a portion of a privately owned company. We use a comprehensive multi-method approach that considers all relevant factors that are unique to each business.

Using solid and proven procedures, we work in compliance and conformity to the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practices as promulgated by the American Society of Appraisers and in compliance to the standards of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Purpose / Use This criteria determines the cost & scope of each report.
  • Acquisition
  • Bankruptcy
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Estate Planning
  • Foreclosures
  • Franchise Valuations
  • Insurance Reviews
  • Mergers
  • Intra-Family Transfers
  • Loan Collateral Analysis
  • Negotiations
  • Private Sale
  • Settlement
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Mergers
  • Intra-Family Transfers
  • Loan Collateral Analysis
  • Negotiations
  • Private Sale
  • Settlement
  • Shareholder Disputes

Valuation Report Options

MicroValuation For Gross Revenues Under 3M

This report targets mainstream businesses with gross-revenues under 3 million dollars.

Broker Opinion of ValueFor Gross Revenues 3M-10M

This report targets businesses with gross revenues between 3 to 10 million dollars.

Full USPAP For Businesses of All Sizes

This report is intended for purposes other than the sale of a business.

Meet the Valuation Analyst

Mr. Kent Lance Schmidt

Lance SchmidtPresident, National Business Appraisers

Certified Valuation Analyst

Lance Schmidt is a CVA-Certified Valuation Analyst with NACVA (National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts) and provides Business Appraisals & Valuations that comply not only with NACVA standards but with the Standards of USPAP (Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice) of the ASA (American Society of Appraisers) and SSVSI (Statements on Standards for Valuation Services) of AICPA (American Society of Certified Public Accountants).

Mr. Schmidt's credentials and hands-on experience in Accounting, Auditing, Management, Business Brokerage, and Mergers & Acquisitions uniquely qualify him to provide Certified USPAP Business Appraisals / Valuations, Expert Witness Testimony, Intermediary Services, Business Plans, Exit Planning, and General Business Consulting. Mr. Schmidt also enjoys teaching CABB 201, Advanced Recasting, and Valuation.

Mr. Schmidt is most proud of what he has created for small business owners that need to know the value of their business but are not able or interested in spending what used to be thousands of dollars to find this value. The MicroValuation is an affordable solution to fit this need.

Do you need to value your business?

With three certified valuation report options, one is sure to meet your needs.


Steve Colburn

Eagle Capital, Inc.

”In my association with Lance, I have found him to be straight forward and ethical. His background as a former CPA has set him apart from the standard appraiser or broker in understanding financial statements. His years of experience as a broker and appraiser has allowed him to evaluate hundreds of businesses. These two attributes uniquely qualify him to both appraise and sell businesses.

Dennis C. Rieger,

Salton Sea Ventures, Inc.

”Lance Schmidt is highly skilled and professional. His skills as a former CPA, and his current Valuation Analyst-CVA and Business Broker have uniquely qualified him for his profession. He provided a solid valuation which met the bank standards for my lender's requirements. I found him to be very ethical and with the ability to find unique solutions for my valuation issues. It was a great pleasure to work with Mr. Schmidt and I felt sure he cared deeply for my satisfaction. I feel comfortable referring him to others in need of the same professional and ethical standards that I require in doing business with anyone.

Lynn Colclough

Former Student, Business Broker

I highly recommend Lance, aka "Professor" to me, because he is all I need when looking for a professional valuation expert. He is knowledgeable, precise, and masterful. When I don't know, I know the Professor knows.

Mark Winegar,VP

Farm Credit West

I had the opportunity to work with Lance on four separate equipment appraisals at the community bank I previously worked for. His valuations were thorough, professionally presented and provided all the pertinent information. The lender I currently work for has its own in-house appraisers, but I would definitely recommend his services for equipment and/or company valuations for individuals or companies that need these types of reports for lending or purchasing needs.

Mattie Seiwert

Former Owner, California Silk Plant Company

”Mr. Lance Schmidt is not only a fantastic business broker, but also a wonderful, helpful, and compassionate person who went above and beyond to help me during the recent tragic loss of my husband and business partner, Joseph Seiwert, Jr.

I first met Lance in 2005 when my husband, Joe and I were looking to purchase a business. Lance represented us and the seller as a dual agent. Nevertheless, he did his job well and represented both parties very fairly. Consequently, we gained trust in him. The transaction went smoothly, we became the new proprietors of a retail store specializing in high-end silk plants/trees and home accessories. The store, California Silk Plant Company, was a community staple and we were proud to carry on the operations after the previous owners wanted to retire.


National Business Appraisers

Business Appraisal and Valuation Services


23120 Alicia, Suite #200
Mission Viejo, CA 92692



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