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...]

Brandy Lipps to Speak Nov. 29 about Environmental Due Diligence

Brandy Lipps, vice president of Logic Environmental, which provides environmental compliance and assessment needs, will speak to the GABB on Nov. 29 about environmental due diligence. The monthly meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and is preceded at 9:45 a.m. by a free light breakfast and networking session. There is networking with coffee and … [Read more...]

AJC Business Writer Talked to GABB About News Coverage

Matt Kempner, the AJC’s sometimes irreverent business columnist, spoke to the GABB on Aug. 30 about how the news media covers business. The writer described how journalists find news leads and offered advice for businesses to connect with journalists.  Hear his presentation here. Matt writes a regular column called Unofficial Business in the … [Read more...]

Global Woes Set to Impinge on Georgia’s Growth

Despite strong domestic consumption, Georgia’s dependence on the global economy is set to make an impact on the state’s growth, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “Our manufacturers and exporters sent almost $40 billion of goods to the global … [Read more...]

Georgia Film Industry Creates Local Business Demand

When you see Tom Hanks portraying Sully Sullenberger in a movie this Christmas, don’t assume that most of the movie was filmed in New York City. In fact, much of the flight simulation and interior shooting was done in Georgia, according to Lee Cuthbert, a Location Specialist for Georgia’s Film, Music and Digital Entertainment office. Georgia's … [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...]

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...]