Bring a potential GABB member to hear Atlanta Business Chronicle Publisher Speak Tuesday, Feb. 25

Bring a potential GABB member to hear

Atlanta Business Chronicle Publisher Speak Tuesday, Feb. 25

Your Georgia Association of Business Brokers officers want to significantly increase  membership this year, and to do that, we need your help.

RENEW:

First, please renew your membership if you haven’t done that already.  Visit our web page or click on the following links to renew.

GABB Brokers Renewal.

GABB Affiliates Renewal.

GABB will publish and distribute a directory of all GABB members who are current at the end of February 2014, and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to present yourself to potential clients as a committed professional broker.

RECRUIT:

Second, we are asking ALL GABB members to recruit at least one new member in 2014. More members will benefit everyone by making our association stronger, improve networking and improve our status as THE professional organization dedicated solely to buying and selling business in Georgia. Click for information about joining GABB. 

Third, recruit a SECOND new GABB member, and we’ll reward your diligence and dedication with $50. We all win when our association is robust. For more details on this offer, come to the GABB meeting on Feb. 25.

Fourth, please bring a potential member to our next GABB meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to hear Ed Baker, longtime publisher of Atlanta Business Chronicle, one of the country’s largest business journals with more than 166,000 readers weekly. Mr. Baker has been publisher of Atlanta Business Chronicle for 27 years, one of the country’s largest business journals with more than 166,000 readers each week. In addition to his local responsibilities, he is Chief Strategic Officer of American City Business Journals, the parent company.

The GABB’s monthly meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at the South Terraces Conference Center is preceded at 9:45 a.m. by a free light breakfast and networking session.  The GABB is the state’s largest professional organization dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.  The South Terraces Conference Center is at 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta. For more information about the GABB, contact GABB President C. David Chambless at dchambless@abraxas.biz or 404-627-4454.

REFERRALS & TECHNOLOGY:

Save March 25 for the Spring GABB Educational Conference. Enjoy a valuable day of professional education designed to help you improve your business and earn your professional continuing education credits that you need for your broker’s license. The morning features a class in using technology tools taught by the In Motion Real Estate Institute.  This course will introduce brokers to the latest cloud-based tools, mobile apps, software, and tech savvy gadgets that will help you better market and manage your business. In the afternoon, the Referral Institute  will show participants how to use a powerful yet easy referral process and actually leave with scheduled activities that will lead to referrals.  This session is based on the concept of doing business by relationship. While there are two important aspects to this, having a compelling message along with a diverse network, we will focus on examining your referral network and on activities that will motivate referral sources to refer you. GABB Spring Conference Registration.

READ:

News from GABB’s blog for brokers.

The Pre-Sale Business Tune-Up. Owners are often asked, “do you think you will ever sell your business?” The answer varies from, “when I can get my price” to “never” to “I don’t really know” to everything in between. Most sellers may think to themselves when asked this question, “I’ll sell when the time is right.” Obviously, misfortune can force the decision to sell. Despite the questions, most business owners just go merrily along their way conducting business as usual. They seem to believe in the old expression that basically states, “it is a good idea to sell your horse before it dies.” Read more on the GABB blog.

Considering Selling? Some Things to Consider. Know what your business is worth. Don’t even think about selling until you know what your business should sell for. Are you prepared to lower your price if necessary? Read more tips.

GABB urges Senators to support Senate Bill. H.R. 2274 (A Bill exempting main street business brokers and middle-market intermediaries from securities licensing) was passed by the House of Representatives. The U.S. Senate legislation is not assured. Contact your Senators and urge that they both co-sponsor S.1923 and vote for it when it comes to the Senate floor. Visit the GABB blog for details. 

GABB members, 2014 promises to be a big year for our association, and we don’t think you’ll want to miss out. So, renew, recruit, and reap the rewards of your GABB membership!

For more information about GABB, visit www.gabb.org or contact GABB Executive Director Diane Loupe at georgiabusinessbrokers@gmail.com or 404-374-3990.

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