SBA Lenders to Lead April 26 Panel

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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 Kim Eells, Vice President, Business Development Officer  of the Brand Bank. 

Bob Smith of HealthMarkets.com will be the breakfast sponsor.
The meeting is 10:30 a.m. with networking at 9:45 a.m. at the South Terraces Conference Center at 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta.

The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) maintains a website that lists hundreds of businesses and franchises for sale throughout Georgia in a variety of fields, including automotive, business services, child care, cleaning, construction, electronics equipment, fitness, flooring, floral, food, gas stations, landscaping, manufacturing, medical, shipping, restaurants, retail, security, signs, and businesses related to the internet.

According to GABB President Greg DeFoor, selling a business is a complicated process with multiple steps and a lot of moving pieces. “Our broker members are licensed business brokers, whereas everyone in the industry may not be properly licensed,” said DeFoor, who owns DeFoor Business Services, Inc. “GABB members benefit from continuing education, networking, promotion of professionalism and ethics in the industry, research tools, and forms prepared by a team of attorneys specifically for our association.”

“We are the go-to organization for business sales and acquisitions as a result of our dedication to the profession and our members being among the best in the state at what we do,” said DeFoor. “Our members have represented probably over a thousand transactions, and we have a dedicated membership of business brokers, lenders, attorneys and other professionals to assist business buyers and sellers at every step of the process. We work behind the scenes and go mostly unnoticed, but we’re an integral part of Georgia’s business community.”

For more information about GABB, email georgiabusinessbrokers@gmail.com or call 404-374-3990.

Meeting dates for 2016 are planned for June 28, July 26, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, and Nov. 29, with a May 17 conference.