The Theory and Practice of Business Brokerage within the Context of Real Estate License Law & Rules

By Kathryne A. Pusch, President & Broker, ConsultKAP, Inc. Potential clients and prospective business brokers often ask GABB “What are the legal licensing requirements of professionals assisting buyers and sellers of businesses in Georgia?” As a longtime business broker, former Board Member and President of GABB, RE Instructor, and a … [Read more...]

SBA Lenders Offer Advice on Getting Loans Approved

If you want to get an SBA loan to buy or sell a business, get the information to lenders early, be honest up front about potential problems, and expect to pledge assets, including a home, to secure the loan. That advice highlighted the presentation by veteran SBA lenders to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on April 26. Bob … [Read more...]

SBA Lenders to Lead April 26 Panel

Come to the April 26 GABB meeting and learn the ins and outs of the SBA program.  Listen to the experts and learn how to get an SBA loan closed quickly and with ease. Panelists include GABB Platinum Sponsor Cheryl Beer, Vice President of SBA Lending at the Piedmont Bank; Susan Kite, SVP and Managing Director of SBA Lending at Signature Bank ; and … [Read more...]

Six Ways Business Brokers Can Avoid Litigation

GABB member Lawrence Domenico, an experienced litigator, spoke to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers about how you can avoid litigation. Here's what he had to say: For you guys as Business Brokers, it almost always is better to avoid litigation if you can. Courts and Arbitration proceedings take a long time to complete and lawyers are … [Read more...]

Don’t Want to Get Sued? Come to GABB on Tuesday, Feb. 23

Lawrence Domenico is the kind of lawyer you hire when you litigate, or sue someone. And he's represented a lot of Georgia business brokers in disputes over the years. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Larry will offer advice worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers and their guests. Namely, how … [Read more...]

How to gain and keep customers, and other advice from a Selling Expert

For business brokers or other solo professionals, the most valuable resource is your time. Outsource, outsource, outsource, was the recommendation of Christopher Lemley, the director of the Georgia State University Professional Selling and Sales Leadership Program, who spoke on Tuesday, Jan. 26, to the Georgia Association of Business … [Read more...]

Top GABB Brokers in Oct. 27 Expert Panel

A panel of some of GABB's most active and successful members highlighted the Oct. 27 GABB meeting. The panelists discussed issues that came up during or after due diligence that created a potential problem in getting the deal closed and how those issues were resolved. GABB President Greg DeFoor moderated the panel. Listen to a recording of the … [Read more...]

Nine Steps to Better Due Diligence, Closing Deals

Third in a series on Business Brokering Buyer and seller strike a deal, but a thorough due diligence and either seal or sink that deal. Georgia Association of Business Brokers Vice President Mike Ramatowski moderated a panel discussion at the July meeting on getting buyers and sellers through due diligence and to the closing table. … [Read more...]

Georgia Business Brokers Discuss Working With Buyers and Sellers

The collective wisdom of four brokers with 75 years experience was on stage Tuesday, June 30, as the Georgia Association of Business Brokers hosted a panel discussion on how to move buyers and sellers to the closing table. Moderated by GABB Vice President Mike Ramatowski, the panel featured GABB Treasurer Jay Fenello, who specializes in helping … [Read more...]

Overcoming Five Buyer Objections to SBA Loans

By Susan Kite, Vice President, Signature Bank of Georgia, and Kim Eells, Vice President, The Brand Bank   I.        “This deal costs too much; I can’t get it financed.” SBA 7a Loans are guaranteed by the US Government, giving banks a higher comfort level to make a loan they may have denied as a conventional loan. SBA loan terms can be … [Read more...]