Federal Reserve Pauses Rate Actions, More Rate Cuts Predicted

ATLANTA–The U.S. economy is transitioning to a new growth path and production-level shocks in the system can derail its momentum, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. One shock, the indefinite grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX planes, is domestic in nature and bad … [Read more...]

Georgia Economy in 2019 Started Strong Due to One-Time Factors

ATLANTA–Strong employment gains during the first quarter of 2019 – particularly in hospitality, retail trade and temp employment – were most likely due to one-off factors, such as hosting Super Bowl LIII on top of other championship games, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College … [Read more...]

Word Up: Best and Worst Words to Use in a Business For Sale Ad

By Peter Siegel, MBA is the Founder And Administrator of BizBen.com When it comes to selling your business, the right words matter. Using the wrong words can prevent or delay a sale, says Peter Siegel, Founder of BizBen. When you're selling a small business online, the first 30 to 45 days are critical. So Siegel says you want to fine tune … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]