Federal Reserve Vice President to Speak to the GABB on June 26

ATLANTA--Mike Chriszt, Vice President of Public Affairs, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will speak about the Federal Reserve and its role in Georgia economy at the June 26 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB), the state’s only professional association of professionals who help in the sale and purchase of businesses … [Read more...]

Hicks, Jay Named Life Members of the GABB

ATLANTA— Henry Hicks, chairman and CEO of Georgia Business Associates, Inc., and Charles Jay, founder and owner of Jay & Associates, LLC of Macon,  have been named life members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. The association’s board honored the two longtime members for their decades of service to the GABB, the state’s only … [Read more...]

Improve your Business Success with Active Listening

Are you a good listener, or do you usually wait for a pause in the conversation to say something? If asked, how would your friends, business colleagues, and rate your listening ability? If the reviews aren't glowing, perhaps you need to practice active listening. "To listen closely and reply well is one of the highest perfections we are able to … [Read more...]

Is Now the Right Time to Sell Your Company?

Timing can be everything when it comes to selling your company. Every day, more baby-boomers are reaching retirement age. Soon, the market will likely be flooded with companies looking to sell. According to a 2016 survey of business brokers, 54% of baby boomers plan to exit their businesses in the next decade. Some business brokers think we may … [Read more...]

If You’re Selling Your Business, Expect the Unexpected!

Many experts say the best time to prepare to sell your business is when you start your business. Few business owners reach that level of preparedness. Most business sales are event-driven. Factors such as problems with a partnership, health issues, burnout or even divorce can drive a business owner to sell. Once you've made the decision to sell … [Read more...]

Want to Buy a Business? First Consider These Five Things

By C. David Chambless Being our own boss is a dream many of us have had since first entering the workforce. Maybe it’s because we know we could implement processes that would produce better results, or we would like more flexibility in scheduling work time, or we want to leave something of lasting value to our heirs. Whatever the driver, it … [Read more...]

GSU Economic Forecaster Advises Patience for Remainder of 2018

ATLANTA–Following a quarter-point rate hike in March, expect the Federal Reserve to raise rates twice more this year, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “We will get a rate hike in June,” Dhawan wrote in his “Forecast of the Nation,” released … [Read more...]