Assets can be categorised into tangible and intangible assets. Things we can touch and things we cannot.

They represent a value to the business, something that could be available to help meet debts & commitments if needed.

Tangible assets are things we can touch and things that can easily be turned into cash. Below are a few examples.

  • Property
  • Cash on hand
  • Tools, Equipment & Materials
  • Inventory
  • Land

Intangible assets are things we cannot touch. They cannot necessarily be transferred into available funds, but represent value to the business.

  • Goodwill
  • Accounts receivable
  • Copyright
  • Licences
  • Patents

It is important to make note of what represents an asset to a business.

Having knowledge of the business assets is vital when exploring funding options or if choosing to value or sell a business.

If unsure, get advice. Make sure to get it right. Your business could be worth more than you realise!


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