DeFoor, Ramatowski to Lead GABB in 2016

ATLANTA—Greg DeFoor, founder and President of DeFoor Business Services of Kennesaw, is the 2016 President of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, the state’s only professional association of business brokers. Michael Ramatowski, president of Georgia Business Associates, Inc., is the 2016 vice president of GABB. GABB members represent … [Read more...]

Consumer Demand, Investment Pickup Will Trump Market Turbulence

Consumer Demand, Investment Pickup Will Trump Market Turbulence ATLANTA–With China’s economy stalled and the European economy limping, GDP growth in coming quarters is predicated on healthy domestic consumer demand and the return of investment spending despite recent stock market turmoil, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic … [Read more...]

Former Gov. Perdue to Speak to GABB Tuesday

Sonny Perdue at GABB Former governor to speak Tuesday Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to speak to GABB next Tuesday, Oct. 28 Hear Sonny Perdue's remarks to the GABB. Sonny Perdue was sworn in as Georgia’s 81st Governor on January 13, 2003 and immediately went to work reforming the state budget, setting priorities, and cutting wasteful … [Read more...]

How Earn-Outs Impact the Sale of a Business

Earn-Outs and how they impact the sale of a business By Matt Slappey CBI, BCI Certified Business Intermediary; Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Advisor Former GABB President Matt Slappey gave a presentation on earn-outs, what they are and how they can be used in the sale of a business. For those who missed this valuable presentation, the … [Read more...]

Georgia State’s Dhawan Waiting for Businesses to Invest Before Buying In to Optimism

  ATLANTA – Strong job growth, rising home prices and continued stock market appreciation point to economic health, but global tensions and lack of business spending are cause for concern, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “You might … [Read more...]

GREC increases continuing education requirements

Georgia Real Estate Commission increases continuing education requirements Today’s update comes from former GABB president Kathryne Pusch, who is also a member of the Georgia Real Estate Commission’s Education Advisory Committee, a licensed Georgia real estate instructor, and the author of The Complete Preparation Guide to the Georgia Real Estate … [Read more...]

Ten things a business broker needs to know to get financing

10 Things a Business Broker Needs to Know Presented by Susan Kite, VP, SBA Business Development Officer Signature Bank 6065 Roswell Road, Suite 600 Atlanta GA 30328 770-595-9734 1. We can’t process your deal until we have: Seller Provides: 1. Last 3 years Business Tax Returns 2. Signed 4506 T 3. Recent Interim Business Financial … [Read more...]

GABB Today March 2014

Is everyone feeling lucky today? According to one of the country’s most successful businessmen, “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” (Read to the end of the newsletter to find out who he was.) But with the luck of the GABB, you don’t have to sweat to be successful. All you have to do is sign up for our 2014 … [Read more...]

Breaking News: IBBA and M&A Source Efforts Lead To A Passage of H.R. 2274 By House

The joint industry coalition of professional associations and professionals took a critical step forward yesterday. As partners in this effort, the IBBA and M&A Source, side by side with AM&AA and regional associations, have worked diligently to help create this opportunity for our profession, our customers and clients. It is a critical … [Read more...]

Sign up for GABB Holiday Gala TODAY

Thanksgiving has gone, and Black Friday, too, Oh what in the world is there left to do? The Georgia Business Brokers Association, has an event that promises to be great fun. So if you want to attend our gala on Thursday, You must reserve without delay, today. Click on this embedded link and you'll reserve a spot in a wink! Maggianos in … [Read more...]