Around the Web: A Month in Summary

A recent article from Small Business Trends entitled “41% of Entrepreneurs Will Leave Their Small Business Behind in 5 Years” summarizes a report by a global financial services firm that looks at business ownership and entrepreneurialism in modern America. The report found that almost 60% of wealthy investors would consider starting their own … [Read more...]

State Small Business Expert to Speak April 24 to GABB

Mary Ellen McClanahan of the Georgia Department of Economic Development will speak about state resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses at the April 24 monthly meeting of the GABB, the state’s only association of professionals who work to facilitate the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises. The GABB meets at 10:30 a.m. at the … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for the U.S. Economic Census

Every five years, the U.S. Census Bureau collects extensive statistics about businesses that are essential to understanding the American economy.  This official count, better known as the Economic Census, serves as the foundation for the measurement of U.S. businesses and their economic impact. This is free data you can use for your … [Read more...]

Three Easy & Effective Ways to Negotiate

Far too many prospective business buyers and sellers overlook just how important negotiations can be. But they can also be tricky. In general, there are three approaches to negotiations. Thinking through your negotiation strategies well before the time to buy or sell is a savvy and prudent move. Negotiation Tactic #1 Take It or Just Leave It In … [Read more...]

GABB Spring Conference May 15: Taxes and Transitions

Learn about taxes and transitions at the Georgia Association of Business Broker's Spring Conference on May 15. Presenter Monty Walker will do two three-hour seminars. The morning session will cover a Tax Update for Business Brokers and the afternoon session will be Case Studies of Transactions. The GABB is arranging for continuing education … [Read more...]

Judy Mims Joins GABB Board

Judy J. Mims, the Qualifying Broker for Childcare Properties, LLC, has joined the board of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, the state's only organization for professionals who facilitate the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises. In her capacity on the board, Ms. Mims will work on broker licensing issues with the … [Read more...]

Red Flags are Not a Pretty Sight

When it comes to selling a business, sellers simply must pay attention to red flags. Problems can always pop up, and that's why they need to keep their eyes open. Rarely does a “white knight” ride in and rescue a business with no questions asked. And if this were to happen, you should be asking, “Why?” Until a deal is officially inked, sellers … [Read more...]