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...]

Ramatowski To Lead GABB in 2018

ATLANTA— Michael Ramatowski, president of Georgia Business Associates, Inc., will be the 2018 president of GABB,  the state’s only professional association of business brokers. Other 2018 officers are Vice President Loren Schmerler, president and founder of Bottom Line Management, Inc.; Treasurer Richard Burgess, president of Priority Business … [Read more...]

SBA Lenders Talk About Change of Ownership

Georgia's SBA loan professionals will lead a panel discussion at the Feb. 27 GABB meeting about SBA lending rules and change of ownership requirements. The Georgia Association of Business Brokers, the state’s only association of professionals who work to facilitate the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises, meets at 10:30 a.m. at the … [Read more...]

Georgia Tourism is $60.8 Billion Industry

ATLANTA – Those out of town guests who visit the Peach State have a $60.8 billion economic impact and contribute $3.1 billion in state and local tax revenue. “With a record economic impact of $60.8 billion, Georgia’s tourism industry is a powerful economic development tool for local communities and our state as a whole,” said Gov. Nathan Deal, … [Read more...]

The Difficult Issues Often Attached to Valuing a Business

There is little doubt that valuing a business is often complex. In part, this complexity is due to the fact that business evaluation is subjective. The simple fact is that the value of a business is often left to the mercy of the person conducting the evaluation. Adding yet another level of complexity is the fact that the person conducting the … [Read more...]

What Do Buyers Want in a Company?

Selling your business doesn't have to feel like online dating, but for many sellers this is exactly what it can feel like. Many sellers are left wondering, “What exactly do buyers want to see in order to buy my company?” Working with a business broker is an excellent way to take some of the mystery out of this often elusive equation. In general, … [Read more...]

Brand Bank Chairman to Speak Jan. 30 to GABB

Michael Coles, chairman of Brand Bank and namesake of the Kennesaw State University College of Business, will speak on Jan. 30 to the state's business brokers about principles for success in business. His Jan. 30 speech to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, the state's professional group for buying and selling businesses, will start … [Read more...]