Archives for November 2015

U.S. Stock Market, Business Investment Hold Keys to Future Fed Hikes

U.S. Stock Market, Business Investment Hold Keys to Future Fed Hikes ATLANTA—The first Federal Reserve rate hike since June 2006 is highly likely to occur in December provided certain conditions prevail, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of … [Read more...]

Happy Employees Can Increase Profits…and Value

Happy employees mean happy customers and clients. An unhappy employee can mean loss of business or worse. How does a business owner create happy and contented employees? It all starts with the hiring process – hiring positive people to start with certainly helps. Offering as many benefits as your business can afford is also a plus. However, one of … [Read more...]

Take a Look at Your Lease

If your business is not location-sensitive, that is, if your business location is immaterial to its success, then the following may not be important. However, lease information is usually helpful no matter what the situation. The business owner whose business is very dependent on its current location should certainly read on. If your business is … [Read more...]

Rating Today’s Business Buyers

Once the decision to sell has been made, the business owner should be aware of the variety of possible business buyers. Just as small business itself has become more sophisticated, the people interested in buying them have also become more divergent and complex. The following are some of today's most active categories of business buyers: Family … [Read more...]

Georgia Business Brokers Hear Economic Development Report

ATLANTA-- Shirlynn Brownell of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the State of Georgia’s sales and marketing arm, spoke about Georgia’s economic climate for small- and medium-sized businesses at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB). GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses and help … [Read more...]