How TEVO® Score Works

How It Works

Most family or privately held companies in United States now have a simple tool that measures their current market value. The Total Enterprise Value Opportunity score, or TEVO® score, calculates and quantifies the opportunity gap between a company’s current and potential value. Knowing and managing that score could mean the difference of many thousands--or even millions--of dollars when the time is right.

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Insights That Multiply Your Worth

Any company can learn its TEVO® score and access varying levels of data through a dashboard-style interface. Armed with the TEVO® score and the insights it helps provide, business owners gain greater control and the ability to prioritize business opportunities, enabling them to take action to benefit the business.

Once they have a strong understanding of the value of their company—and the language to discuss it--business owners gain confidence in business interactions and negotiations, strengthening their position and widening their options. Increased knowledge of their companies helps owners better evaluate options available to them, enabling them to focus on those with the highest return to the business, and freeing up time consumed by lower priorities.

Whether planning for an exit, securing a loan, seeking insurance or engaging in some other business transaction, the TEVO® score helps business owners make the right decisions today in preparation for tomorrow.

How Accredited Professionals Can Help

Accredited professionals can provide the TEVO® score along with a variety of reports which meet the specific needs of business owners, giving them increasingly deeper levels of actionable information. Through this process, business owners gain insight into the factors that impact the multiple, or, the potential sale price of their company. These consulting services help owners understand why there is a gap between what they’re currently and potentially worth, and how to best move forward to narrow that gap.

By consulting an accredited professional advisor, business owners can reduce risk and identify options for how to strengthen the business. By working with their advisor, business owners can spend time on the issues that most impact their business using measurable metrics and actionable insights.

Together, the TEVO® score, detailed reports and advisory services provide the most relevant and actionable three-dimensional picture of a company’s value. Business owners learn:

  • Where they are: The company’s current multiple and performance across the five indicators
  • Where they could be: The potential multiple
  • How to get there: Changes that need to be made in the business to increase performance and reduce risk across the five indicators


"We help companies grow through teaching, training and implementing real world tools. TEVO makes it so much easier for our business owner clients and their teams to align around priorities that are based on building the score and not focused only on the dollars."

Peter Sieffert

Partner, Swiss Avenue Partners

"The TEVO® score tells you your strengths and weaknesses and what you need to do to get better. If you choose to sell, great. If not, you end up with a better company. For 21 years I thought that if I just worked harder, I’d be better than anyone. I never forecasted. Before, it was more instinct and gut. Now I have metrics and spreadsheets. Now I input data not only to refine the process, but also to forecast. Now I know exactly how to maximize my growth."

Frank Naliboff

CEO, Dickinson Cameron Construction