GSU Expert Predicts March Rate Increase

ATLANTA-Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business questions the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) December dot chart in which the Federal Reserve calls for three rate hikes in 2017. “Expect one rate increase this March before the trade ruckus breaks loose,” Dhawan … [Read more...]

Million-Dollar Brokers Discuss Best Practices in Jan. 31 Panel

An elite panel of business brokers who have topped the Georgia Association of Business Brokers' Million Dollar Club discussed best practices for the industry in a Jan. 31 panel discussion. The Jan. 31 panel highlighted the monthly meeting of the GABB, the state's only professional organization dedicated to helping others buy and sell businesses … [Read more...]

Ramatowski Will Lead GABB in 2017

ATLANTA— Michael Ramatowski, president of Georgia Business Associates, Inc., has been elected the 2017 president of GABB,  the state’s only professional association of business brokers. Other officers  include Jay Fenello of BizPlacements.com as vice president, Thomas Crumpton of Commercial Experts, Inc., as treasurer and Yasmine Jandali, … [Read more...]

GABB Million Dollar Club Application for 2016 Opens

The GABB is now accepting applications for the 2016 Million Dollar Club, recognizing members who have sold businesses worth at least $1 million in the previous year.  The deadline for submitting applications is Nov. 7, 2016. Awardees will be honored at the annual GABB Holiday Gala on Dec. 6 at Maggiano’s Perimeter Center. GABB members are … [Read more...]

Oct. 25 GABB Meeting for Broker and Affiliate Members Only

The Georgia Association of Business Brokers will hold a members only meeting on Oct. 25, in contrast to meetings that are normally open to the public. That means that only current broker or affiliate members will be eligible to attend the Oct. 25 meeting. At this meeting, members of the GABB board will be making a presentation about a … [Read more...]

Fed Will Raise Interest Rates, GSU Expert Predicts

ATLANTA-The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates at its December meeting and the surprise of President-elect Donald Trump will not change that, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “Given the language in the Federal Open Market Committee … [Read more...]

GABB Broker Lara Van Pletzen Is New U.S. Citizen

One of the the United States' newest citizens is GABB broker Lara Van Pletzen. Van Pletzen, who was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, became a U.S. citizen in a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 26. She is the ROI Business Development Manager for the Southeast of ROI Business Brokers. GABB asked Lara about her road to becoming a U.S. citizen. She says she left … [Read more...]

SCORE Association Establishes Branch in Valdosta, GA

VALDOSTA, GA, August 4, 2016–The SCORE Association, a not-for-profit organization composed of volunteers who provide free mentoring and free or low cost training to entrepreneurs who wish to start a new small business or grow a business, has opened a new branch in Valdosta, according to Arthur L. Slotkin, the Georgia District Director of the SCORE … [Read more...]

Location Expert to Speak July 26 about Georgia’s Film Industry

ATLANTA-- Lee Cuthbert, a Location Specialist for Georgia’s Film, Music and Digital Entertainment office, will speak about the impact of the film industry on Georgia’s economy  at the July 26 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB). GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses and help them establish the sales price … [Read more...]

Using Social Media To Improve Business Brokering

Social media expert Dr. Matthew Loop offered practical advice on using Facebook and other applications to boost your business when he spoke to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) on June 28. Loop offered highlights from his book, Social Media Made Me Rich, which offers a quick, practical, easy-to-understand, comprehensive … [Read more...]