Archives for August 2017

GABB 2017 Fall Conference: Science of Negotiation & Number Crunching

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Atlanta REALTORS® Center Enjoy a day of professional training, earn up to six hours of professional education credits, and network with other business broker professionals. All for the low price of $99 for GABB members, or $149 for non-members. But, if you join GABB, you can attend the conference at the … [Read more...]

The Rise of Women Business Owners

The National Foundation for Women Business Owners (NFWBO) identifies trends relating to the small business climate for women. New studies examining the role of female entrepreneurs by the NFWBO have yielded some surprising and eye-opening results. A joint IBM, NFWBO study of the top fifty women business owners as well as 10 additional … [Read more...]

GSU Economist Predicts 2017 Rate Hike And Tax Cut To Follow Debt Ceiling Theatrics

ATLANTA—Expect a personal income tax cut and a Federal Reserve rate hike following October debt ceiling deliberations that at times will border on theatrics, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “It will first get a bit shaky in October as the debt … [Read more...]

The Tremendous Importance of Simply Saying, “Hello!”

Far too many customers have grown to expect poor customer service. Whether its rude employees and customer support or impersonal robotic phone system responses, customers are often shocked when they receive pleasant customer service. In such a climate, it is clear that businesses that simply treat customers well are taking advantage of a huge … [Read more...]

Three Signs You May Be Experiencing Burnout

Burnout is a strange phenomenon in that often a business owner doesn't know that he or she is experiencing it until it is too late. Owners who feel beleaguered and over stressed frequently want to sell their business and move on. However, buyers are not so eager to accept burnout as a believable reason for why an owner wants to sell. It is the … [Read more...]

Avoid double digit health premium rate increases

By Bob Smith, North American Health Plans Insurance Advisor Recent health care legislative attempts in Congress demonstrate that the state of the individual market is facing uncharted waters and health insurance experts foresee rough seas ahead in 2018. Lost in the debate is the financial impact the uncertainty will have on Independent … [Read more...]