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...]

Georgia Real Estate Commissioner Spoke About Licensing to GABB

Georgia Real Estate Commissioner William L. Rogers, Jr. talked about licensing and new training requirements at the Georgia Association of Business Brokers’s meeting on Sept. 29. Roger serves as the Executive Officer for the Georgia Real Estate Commission and the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board where he oversees the day-to-day operations of … [Read more...]

Negotiating Commissions is Bad Business for Business Brokers

Negotiating commissions is not in the best interest of business broker’s clients, a leading business broker told the GABB Board. In August, the board met for a strategic planning session with Andy Cagnetta, owner/CEO of Transworld Business Brokers, LLC., of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Andy is also past chairman of the International Business … [Read more...]

Georgia Real Estate leader to speak to GABB on Sept. 29

The head of Georgia's Real Estate Commission will speak to the GABB member's meeting on September 29 before the group's a strategic planning meeting to discuss and plan the future of the organization, to fortify GABB and the profession of business brokering. The GABB meeting will  be held at 10:30 a.m. at the South Terraces Conference Center, … [Read more...]

GABB Sept. 29 Members Meeting for Strategic Planning

The GABB will gather on September 29 for a strategic planning meeting to discuss and plan the future of the organization, with an eye towards strengthening GABB and the profession of business brokering. Because of the nature of our discussions, this meeting is for members only and will not be open to the public. GABB Board members want member … [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...]

Ten Tips to Prepare Your Business To Sell

By Loren M. Schmerler, BOTTOM LINE MANAGEMENT, INC. If you are selling a business, the following tips will help you maximize the value of your business and expedite the sale. 1. Make sure you really “want” to sell. Ask yourself if you are bored, burned out, ill, have a new child, have aging parents that need your assistance, etc. Or are you … [Read more...]

Questions Business Owners Ask & Answers I Give Them

Questions Business Owners Ask & Answers I Give Them Veteran business broker Loren Marc Schmerler, a member of the board of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers and president of Bottom Line Management, Inc., offers his advice for answering common questions asked by business owners. How much is my business worth? The correct answer … [Read more...]

GABB and Atlanta Business Chronicle subscription discount

The GABB and the Atlanta Business Chronicle have teamed up to offer business brokers and affiliates a substantial discount to Atlanta's leading business publication. Using the attached form, you get an Atlanta Business Chornicle subscription discount of $65 for a yearl, a substantial savings of the standard cost is $103. Your subscription includes … [Read more...]