I try to read every article about business buying and selling and specifically in regional markets across the globe. If one were to believe the contents of each one, you could go crazy. I have read ones that state: Valuations should be done on a certain basis and another article suggests an entirely different approach. One suggests that business sales are up and the next that sales are down; one states banks are financing, and then banks are not lending. There are more buyers, there are less buyers. And on and on the list goes.