10 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Signing on the Dotted Line

Before buying any business, a seller must ask questions, lots of questions.  If there is ever a time where one should not be shy, it is when buying a business.  In a recent article from Entrepreneur magazine entitled, “10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business”, author Jan Porter explores 10 of the single most important questions … [Read more...]

Credits, CPAs and Cannabis at May 28 Business Broker Meeting

Find out about tax credits and the emerging cannabis industry in Georgia when three CPAs from Frazier & Deeter speak at the May 28 Georgia Association of Business Brokers meeting about those changes as well as other tax programs that affect both buyers and sellers of businesses. Andrew Moore, CPA, Senior Manager of the Tax Department at … [Read more...]

A Step by Step Overview of the First Time Buyer Process

A recent article on Businessbroker.net entitled, First Time Buyer Processes by business broker Pat Jones explores the process of buying a business in a precise step-by-step fashion. Jones notes that there are many reasons that people buy businesses including the desire to be one’s own boss. However, he is also quick to point out that buyers should … [Read more...]

A Must-Read Article on Having Children Take Over the Family Business

If you're like most business owners, you look forward to the day that you can hand over the keys to your children. But there are some issues to consider, says Josh Patrick, the owner of a wealth management business, Stage 2 Planning Partners, that focuses on the strategic issues faced by the owners of private businesses. In a recent Divestopedia … [Read more...]

Middle Georgia Businesses Expect Strong Year

Businesses in Middle Georgia experienced a very positive 2018 and expect an even better 2019, according to the results of Mercer University’s 2018 Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey. During 2018, businesses in Middle Georgia added more employees than they expected to add at the beginning of the year. Businesses were also very optimistic … [Read more...]

Embracing Technology to Boost Your Business

Technology can help business owners get top dollar when selling their business, according to Keith Gregg, Chairman/CEO of Chalice Wealth Partners, a San Diego-based wealth tech member organization for independent wealth advisors. Gregg, in February 8, 2019 article in Forbes, “Using Tech to Enhance and Sell a Business,” says some small business … [Read more...]

Thinking About Succession Planning

If you own a small business and haven’t thought about succession planning, you should. Brad Cherniak Co-Founder and Partner of Sapient Capital Partners, a Toronto-based advisory firm, examined the importance of succession planning in a February 20, 2019 Divestopia article, “All Companies Need to Look at Succession Planning.” Owning and/or operating … [Read more...]