Do You Know What Kind of Business Owner You Really Are?

Does your business have real, long-lasting longevity or is your business a temporary entity that will vanish the second you stop working on it?  In his insightful article in The Business Journals entitled, “Are You Living for Today as a Business Owner or Building Value?” author Kent Bernhard asks a very important question of readers, “Are you a … [Read more...]

GABB To Unveil New Website at July 30 Meeting

Join the Georgia Association of Business Brokers at our July 30 meeting to view the group's new website. Some of the highlights of the new design will be: Private chat area for member brokers to ask questions and confidentially share information. A new and improved broker search tool that will enable visitors to search for member brokers … [Read more...]

Business Buyers Can Leverage SBA Lending

Finding the money to start your own small business can be a challenge.  Over the decades, countless people have turned to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for help.  In a recent Inc. Magazine article, “Kickstart Your Business Dreams with SBA Lending,” BizBuySell President, Bob House, described how SBA lending can be used to the buyer’s … [Read more...]

How Employees Factor into the Success of Your Business

Quality employees are essential for the long-term success and growth of any business. Many entrepreneurs learn this simple fact far too late. Regardless of what kind of business you own, a handful of key employees can either make or break you.  Sadly, businesses have been destroyed by employees that don’t care, or even worse, are actually working … [Read more...]

Business Buying Scams to Avoid

By Linda Collett, J.D., GABB Affiliate If a potential client comes to you with something that sounds fishy or too good to be true, trust your gut. Here are some red flags: 1. They want  you to hold money in your escrow account (usually a large dollar amount so the deal is attractive).  The risk is that the deal or client requires … [Read more...]

6 Big Questions to Ask Yourself Before Selling a Business

The first step towards successfully selling a business is finding a qualified business broker to work with.  Sellers should also ask themselves important questions about their motivations for selling.  Freelance writer Troy Lambert outlines some crucial questions in an article published recently by Unbound Northwest and the Good Men Project. 1. … [Read more...]

Georgia: Top State For Business

Georgia has been ranked the top state in the nation for business for the past five years by at least two business ranking companies, according to Emily Poole, metro Atlanta project manager for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Poole spoke to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on June 25 at their weekly meeting. Site … [Read more...]