The Historic Levels of Small Businesses Being Sold Drops Slightly

The number of small business transitions continues to be strong for the first quarter of 2019, according to a leading market analysis.  In fact, despite a small decline, small business transitions remain at historically high levels. Looking at the Statistics According to a recent BizBuySell article entitled, “Number of Small Businesses … [Read more...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Business

Selling your business can takes as much planning and careful consideration as starting it does. The Atlanta Small Business Network recently interviewed former GABB president Michael Ramatowski, Managing Partner at RamBizGroup Business Solutions, in the ASBN studios. Considering the most common reason for selling a business is due to retirement, … [Read more...]

Business Valuation: Hidden in Plain Sight – Determining Seller’s Discretionary Earnings 

Business Valuation Theory and Practice - Part Two: Hidden in Plain Sight - Determining Seller’s Discretionary Earnings  By Dan Browning, founder and President of DB Consulting, Inc., and a GABB Affiliate member Disclaimer: This article and the accompanying slide deck are for educational purposes only. Nothing contained herein can be used … [Read more...]

How to Create A Business Plan

If you're hoping to borrow money to buy or start a business, you'll probably need a business plan. A business plan, which projects 3-5 years ahead, is your road map for your business. It outlines how a company plans to reach yearly milestones, including revenue projections. A well-thought-out plan also helps a business focus on its key elements … [Read more...]

Learn How to Prepare Your Business to Sell-Feb. 26 GABB Meeting

Just before retirement is not the best time to prepare your business to sell for an attractive price. Savvy business owners spend years thoughtfully preparing to transition out of business ownership. UGA Small Business Development Center consultant Daniel McCoy discussed ways that small businesses can prepare for the day when they want to sell … [Read more...]

Business Valuation Theory and Practice – Part One: Valuation Approaches

By Dan Browning, founder and President of DB Consulting, Inc. This article is for educational purposes only. Nothing contained herein can be used against me in a litigation or other adversarial setting. Examples have been changed to protect the innocent (and not so innocent). How do appraisers determine the value of a business? There are … [Read more...]

Obtaining a Fair Market Value for Your Business

Fair market value can be used as a way for business owners to “bridge the gap between the valuation they feel they deserve and that which they’re likely to receive.”  In an October 2018   Divestopedia  article, Dave Kauppi says this increases the chances of a deal actually taking place.  Let’s turn our attention to some of the key points in … [Read more...]

Determining Your Company’s Undocumented Value

Business appraisals are not one-dimensional. In fact, a good business appraisal is one that factors in a wide range of variables in order to achieve an accurate result. Indisputable records ranging from comparables and projections to EBITDA multiples, discount rates and a good deal more are all factored in. While an appraiser may feel that he or … [Read more...]

Ten Things to Do To Prepare To Sell Your Business

If you want to sell your business, be sure to check the items on this list prepared by Loren Schmerler, CPC, APC the founder and president of Bottom Line Management. Loren is a founding member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers as well as an experienced business broker. 1. Do you really WANT to sell?. Make sure you really “want” to … [Read more...]

Considering All of Your Business Real Estate Options

Most business owners don’t know what real estate options are available to them when it comes time to sell the company. Understanding the value of the real estate and the tax liabilities associated with it is important, according to a December 2018 article in Divestopedia describing options for business real estate when selling a company. … [Read more...]