A Short Story All Family-Owned Businesses Should Read

When it comes to selling a family-owned business there are no shortage of complicating factors, but one in particular pops up quite often. This article contains a true story about a popular family business that was built up from the ground up only to later meet a very sad ending. While this is just one story, there are countless similar … [Read more...]

Chilean Blueberries To Ship Into Savannah

Georgia's breakfast table just got a lot sweeter, with cheaper, fresher blueberries. U.S. Department of Agriculture has cleared the Port of Savannah to serve as a new entry port for Chilean blueberries, according to a news release posted Jan. 16, 2018 by the Georgia Ports Authority. Previously, the imported berries could only enter the U.S. … [Read more...]

Around the Web: A Month in Summary

A recent article from Divestopedia entitled “To Sell Your Business, Start with the End in Mind” explains the importance of planning your exit strategy in the early stages of your business. The article points out that emotion plays a big part in humans' decision making process, and when a potential buyer perceives that the owner has not prepared a … [Read more...]

2018 Predictions for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Access to the Atlanta Business Journal online is one of the benefits of membership in the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. Here's one of the reports with predictions for 2018. The report predicts that "the continued growth of the gig economy has strong potential to change the way SMB owners think about hiring." Read More … [Read more...]

Around the Web: A Month in Summary

A recent article posted on BizJournals.com entitled “Top 5 rules on preparing your company for sale” explains how the best time to begin preparing your business for sale is right now. The article highlights these main rules to follow: Start auditing your financial statements now as these will be required by the purchaser. Keep appropriate, complete … [Read more...]

Slappey leads 18 Business Brokers in GABB’s 2017 Million Dollar Club

Eighteen members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) were named to the 2017 Million Dollar Clubs for helping to broker the sale of small-, medium-sized and large businesses worth more than $91 million in 2017. GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses in extremely important transactions: the sale of their … [Read more...]

Why Two Million Dollars May Not Be Enough

Not everyone wants to sell when they feel as though they have to sell. Life changes, such as divorce or illness, can trigger the sale of a business. Owners may want to sell because of declining business revenue to partnership problems and more. But owners may find that selling isn't always an option, especially for small businesses. In this … [Read more...]