Don’t Let the Dust Settle on Your Commercial Lease: Eleven Factors to Consider

Owners often don't understand their leases, and this can be an expensive oversight. If your business is location-sensitive, then the status of your lease is likely a major factor in the value of your business. The location of restaurants and retail businesses is usually critical to the operational success of the business. But every business should … [Read more...]

GABB CPA’s Discussed Tax Law Impact on Businesses

Wondering how the new tax laws will affect your business? Three certified public accountants discussed how tax law changes will affect businesses, individuals and business valuations during the March 27 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. The three accountants also answered questions from the GABB, the state’s only … [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...]

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...]

Questions Business Owners Ask Business Brokers

By Loren Schmerler, CPC, APC, President, Bottom Line Management, Inc. Longtime GABB member Loren Schmerler answers seven questions business owners often ask him. How much is my business worth? The correct answer is the price a Buyer offers you that you are willing to accept. It makes no difference whether you are making money or losing … [Read more...]

GABB 2017 Fall Conference: Science of Negotiation & Number Crunching

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Atlanta REALTORS® Center Enjoy a day of professional training, earn up to six hours of professional education credits, and network with other business broker professionals. All for the low price of $99 for GABB members, or $149 for non-members. But, if you join GABB, you can attend the conference at the … [Read more...]

Hospitality Business Expert Spoke Aug. 29 to GABB

Leonard Jackson, a professor in the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration  and the Enterprise & Innovation Institute at Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business, spoke to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on Aug. 29. Hear a recording of Dr. Jackson's presentation here. The lodging franchise … [Read more...]

Expert Discussed Business Immigration Options at June 27 GABB Meeting

Immigration attorney Elena Kochutin discussed immigrant and non-immigrant options for business owners at the June 27, 2017, meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. Hear her speech here. The GABB is the state’s only association of professionals who work to facilitate the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises. The group … [Read more...]

IRS Regulations for S Corp vs LLC: a CPA Explains

By Greg DeFoor One of the questions I get asked by aspiring or new business owners as a CPA and Business Broker is about S Corporations vs LLCs. Before deciding whether to form an S Corp or an LLC, there are a number of issues to consider. Assuming there is only one owner or a few owners and that all owners are qualified to own their respective … [Read more...]

Business Valuation: Document Shredding Businesses

By Tim Greene, Business Broker and Consultant, DeFoor Business Services Recently I exchanged emails with the owner of a document shredding business. He asked me to explain the logic behind current business valuations for document shredding businesses. I show his questions and my answers below. Why are business valuations stated as a multiple of … [Read more...]