To fulfill our role as a critical link between capital providers and the entrepreneurs who drive our economy.
Our Mission Statement
At Reliant Business Valuation, our mission is to provide unbiased business valuations and equipment appraisals based on sound financial analysis, theory and real world perspectives.
All business appraisals are SBA compliant and prepared by a “qualified source”, as defined in the SBA Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
About Reliant Business Valuation
Reliant Business Valuation is a business valuation and equipment appraisal firm, recognized as one of the top firms in the nation for its expertise compiling valuations for SBA lending purposes. Our in-house team of financial analysts and appraisers use a combination of education, experience and technology to provide appraisal, advisory and assessment services on a national platform. Over 100 regional and national SBA lenders depend on Reliant Business Valuation when they want the highest quality valuations in a timely manner.
“Neal Patel and Reliant Business Valuation has been a great asset to SunTrust SBA Lending. The overall consistency of work product and timeliness in generating reports makes the firm a trusted vendor for
our division. In addition, Neal’s knowledge of SBA SOP and valuation requirements provides a great resource for our team. We recommend Reliant to any lender seeking valuations and equipment appraisals.”SunTrust Bank,
"Synovus has partnered with Neal Patel and Reliant Business Valuation for some time now. They not only provide excellent customer service and a top notch final product, but they are truly experts when it comes to SBA Policies for Change of Ownership and Business Valuations. We are very selective when it comes to choosing our business partners and we are proud to include Reliant Business Valuation in that group.”Synovus Bank,
"We have worked with Neal Patel of Reliant Business Valuation on a number of transactions. In all instances Neal has been a pleasure to work with and has always produced high quality, comprehensive reports in a timely manner. Because of his knowledge & expertise, coupled with his background as an entrepreneur, Neal thoroughly understands the needs and requirements of our small business lending team."BankUnited,
“It's been a pleasure working with Reliant for all of our business valuation and equipment appraisal needs. I highly recommend Reliant Business Valuation, as they are both reliable and affordable. Neal's turnaround time along with his understanding of the SBA guidelines make this our only stop for valuation needs."Noah Bank,
“I want to share my experience regarding Neal Patel and his staff at Reliant Business Valuation. RBV has become a great asset to our bank, specifically the SBA Department for determination of the value of a business for SBA 7(a) loans. This is one of our better vendors in this industry; Neal’s understanding of SBA policy and procedure makes the entire process very efficient.”BBVA Compass,
“Our experience working with Reliant Business Valuation and Neal Patel has been a pleasure. Neal has been very responsive in
providing comprehensive reports in a timeframe we can count on.
Neal has been a great business partner; providing feedback and sharing knowledge. I highly recommend Neal and his company.”Zions Bank,
“Reliant Business Valuation and Neal Patel have been an asset to our SBA lending process. His extensive knowledge and expertise of valuation methods, coupled with an understanding of SBA policies
and procedures, insure the business valuation we receive is a credible, useful product. It is always a pleasure working with Neal and his staff.”First Financial Bank,
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- 17OctPolicy Changes in the SBA SOP 50-10 5(J) that Impact Business Valuations and Equipment
By: Neal Patel, CBA, CVA
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