GABB Fall Conference Tuesday; Business TV founder to speak to GABB Oct. 29

GABB Conference Tuesday instead of Regular Meeting

A reminder that the Georgia Association of  Business Brokers will NOT meet as usual on Tuesday, because the regular meeting will be replaced by the  Georgia Association of Business Brokers Fall Educational Conference, featuring two IBBA Classes, excellent instructors, and six hours of GREC CE credit, eight hours of IBBA credit. If you have NOT registered, we do have a small number of spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The conference will be held from 8:00 through 5:00 on Tuesday, Sept 24, at Atlanta REALTORS, 5784 Lake Forrest Drive, Atlanta GA 30328.  In the morning session, from 8-noon, Walt Lipski, co-founder of Capital Advice, LLc, an investment banking firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, will guide students through the Balance Sheet – A Uniquely Powerful Closing Tool.  (note, this is a change from what was previously announced). In the afternoon, John Willems from the Law Office of John Willems in Dallas, Texas, will teach Legal Issues in the M&A Process, on the highly collaborative process of guiding a business and its owners through an M&A transaction. 

BusinessTV Channel’s Ruth King slated to speak to GABB Oct. 29

GABB members and guests won’t want to miss the next regular meeting on Oct. 29, when our guest speaker is expected to be Ruth King, founder and CEO of Ribbon, an interactive business videocasting service. King is a seasoned entrepreneur, who over the past 25 years has owned seven businesses. Her first business, Business Ventures Corporation, began operations in 1981. Through Business Ventures Corporation, she travels throughout the United States coaching, training, and helping small businesses achieve the business goals they want to achieve.

After twelve years on the road, doing 200 flights per year, she knew there had to be a better way to reach business people who wanted to build their businesses and train their employees. Her husband came up with the technology. As a result HVACChannel.tv began broadcasting in March, 2002. BusinessTVChannel.com began broadcasting in January, 2005. Other channels quickly followed. Ribbon, the first Internet Broadcasting Network, was born.

BusinessTVChannel.com (www.businesstvchannel.com) is one of four companies that Ruth currently is an owner/partner in. She has been involved with many different businesses over the years with a wide range of interests including music, video graphic production, healthy house products, and t-shirts.

Ruth is passionate about helping adults learn to read, photography, and marathon races. She helped start an adult literacy organization in 1986 that currently serves over 1,000 adults per year and ran the Boston Marathon in April, 2004 and April, 2005.Ruth holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and University of Pennsylvania, respectively. She also holds an MBA in finance from Georgia State University.

She has written many manuals for Contractors including the popular Keeping Score Series: “Financial Management for Contractors”, “Improving Profitability and Productivity”, and “21 Way to Keep Your Honest Employees Honest”. She was the 2006 USA Best Books Winner for Entrepreneurship and a finalist for the Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY) for her first book, The Ugly Truth About Small Business: 50 “I Never Saw It Coming” Things that Can Go Wrong and What You Can Do About It (SourceBooks). Her second book, The Ugly Truth about Managing Well, will be published by SourceBooks in Spring, 2007. The first book and CD is available at bookstores or by visiting www.theuglytruthaboutsmallbusiness.com.

Ruth has spoken for national and state association meetings, national and local trade shows, manufacturers, distributors, and others in 49 of 50 states. (She is looking for a reason to go to North Dakota). Ruth is a down to earth, thought provoking speaker who will provide audiences with ideas that will inspire them and help them earn more profits. She is available for Radio and TV interviews, in store book signings, discussions, lectures and seminars. She is available world wide depending on her schedule.

Breakfast with the Brokers

We invite you and a colleague to enjoy a light breakfast and coffee with the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, where you’ll meet the state’s experts in buying and selling businesses and franchises. The networking starts at 9:45 a.m., and the monthly meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. at the South Terraces Conference Center, 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta, GA, 30346.

The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) is the state’s only professional organization dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises. An experienced GABB business broker can help a buyer find businesses for sale, negotiate a fair price and obtain financing.  A broker can help an owner evaluate and price a business, market and advertise to prospective buyers, negotiate and close a deal.  The GABB Web site lists hundreds of businesses for sale throughout Georgia, as well as around the country. 

The GABB meets on the last Tuesday of every month except December.

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