There was a recent Business Value Drivers Study that was designed to help small businesses do this very task and there is a link to the study in the article. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete and is primarily designed for small businesses with 5 or more employees that have been in business for 5 years or more. Some interesting results for the study as of July 2010 were:
- 34 percent indicated they have more than $1 million in annual revenue.
- 79 percent are over the age of 40.
- 48 percent know when they want to retire.