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Debt versus equity in financing

There are two primary ways to finance a company: debt and equity. Nearly every individual is familiar with debt, whether from student loans, credit cards or mortgages. Debt describes a sum of money borrowed by one party from another to…

What Should Be Considered During a Valuation?

It should come as no surprise that when it comes to getting a business ready for sale, accurate financials are key. At Creative Business Services/CBS-Global, we recommend at least five years of financials. This will allow us to provide an…

The Importance of Succession Planning

Many of our clients ask us when they should start their succession planning. Our answer should come as no surprise. If you own a business, succession planning should be started as soon as possible. If you can spend time early…

5 Tips for Selling a Business

Our clients often ask us for more insight into the process of selling a business. Let’s take a deeper look into the process and some steps you’ll want to take along the way. Organize Your Financial Records If you have…

Reveal business information gradually

Reveal business information gradually It’s easy for a business owner to get excited by an inbound request from an interested prospective buyer and eagerly respond with all of their business’ information. That’s a mistake. There are three main reasons why…

Evaluating a stock sale vs. an asset sale

Evaluating a stock sale vs. an asset sale There are several factors to consider when evaluating a stock sale of a company compared to an asset sale. Sale of stock If the transaction is structured as a sale of stock,…

Structuring the Terms for Selling Your Business

Structuring the Terms for Selling Your Business If you are planning to sell your business, it’s important to understand the kinds of deal options that can be structured to close and the corresponding tax implications. We recommend that you do…