Archives for August 2018

GABB Fall Conference Oct. 30: Business Broker Training

Earn six education credits towards your Georgia real estate license while learning skills that will make you a more effective and successful business broker. Registration, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $100 for GABB members and $150 for non-members until Oct. 23, when registration will be $150 for everyone. The Oct. 30 conference will … [Read more...]

Maintaining Confidentiality Throughout the Sale Process

There are two key ingredients when it comes to selling a business: professionalism and confidentiality. If either of these two ingredients are lacking, then you'll most likely run into problems. Sadly, many sellers see their deals fall apart due to a breach of confidentiality. You certainly don't want to be among their ranks. The simple fact is … [Read more...]

Key Elements for Every Partnership Agreement

You should never forget that your partnership agreement is, in fact, one of the most important business documents you will ever sign. Many people go into business with loved ones, relatives or lifelong friends only to discover (once it's too late) that they should have had a partnership agreement. A partnership agreement protects everyone … [Read more...]

All About Qualified Opportunity Funds – New Tax Tool Available To Defer and Possibly Eliminate Gains

By Andrew L. Moore, CPA Effective January 1, 2018 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established Federal Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) with the goal of allowing large amounts of capital to flow into economically distressed area across the country. To promote capital investment in these Qualified Opportunity Zones, legislators included three … [Read more...]

Domestic-Demand Sectors Drive Georgia Job Growth

ATLANTA–Georgia’s job creation in the first six months of 2018 primarily arose from domestically driven sectors, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. The state created 36,300 jobs in the first half of the year, lower than the last half of 2017 and … [Read more...]

Flattening Yield Curve Signals Single Remaining Rate Hike in 2018

ATLANTA–Expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in September, then hold firm until long-term interest rates inch up, Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business says. “In his July testimony, Fed Chairman Jay Powell pretty much sealed September’s rate hike,” Dhawan … [Read more...]

Maintaining Confidentiality Throughout the Sale Process

There are two key ingredients when it comes to selling a business: professionalism and confidentiality. If either of these two ingredients are lacking, then you'll most likely run into problems. Sadly, many sellers see their deals fall apart due to a breach of confidentiality. You certainly don't want to be among their ranks. The simple fact is … [Read more...]

Biz Chronicle Publisher spoke to GABB Aug. 28

David Rubinger, publisher of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, spoke on Aug. 28 to the state's largest organization of professionals who broker business sales and purchases, the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. The GABB meeting, which is free and open to the public, was held at the Atlanta Realtors Center at 5784 Lake Forrest Dr. NW, … [Read more...]

Buying a Business That Isn’t For Sale

By Peter Siegel If you want to become your own boss, but are having trouble finding the right business to buy, there's another option.  Find an enterprise to buy that appealed to him, but was not openly being offered for sale. Peter Siegel, the Founder & Senior Advisor at California's BizBen.com, described the experience of Steve,  who … [Read more...]

Key Elements for Every Partnership Agreement

A partnership agreement is one of the most important business documents you will ever sign. Many people go into business with loved ones, relatives or lifelong friends only to discover, too late, that they should have had a partnership agreement. A partnership agreement protects everyone involved and can help prevent or reduce problems that may … [Read more...]