6 Big Questions to Ask Yourself Before Selling a Business

The first step towards successfully selling a business is finding a qualified business broker to work with.  Sellers should also ask themselves important questions about their motivations for selling.  Freelance writer Troy Lambert outlines some crucial questions in an article published recently by Unbound Northwest and the Good Men Project. 1. … [Read more...]

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...]

IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse Survey Report Predicts Major Changes

The IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse Survey Report for the fourth quarter of 2018 has a range of interesting insights.  The survey’s purpose is to provide an “accurate understanding of market conditions for businesses being sold in Main Street (values $0-$2MM) and the Lower Middle Market (values $2MM-$50MM).  This national survey was designed as a … [Read more...]

Credits, CPAs and Cannabis: Issues for Georgia Businesses

Three CPAs from Frazier & Deeter spoke at the May 28 Georgia Association of Business Brokers meeting about the emerging cannabis industry as well as other tax programs that affect both buyers and sellers of businesses. Matthew Foster, CPA, Tax Partner at Frazier & Deeter and the firm's National Practice Leader for the Cannabis Industry, … [Read more...]

Thinking About Succession Planning

If you own a small business and haven’t thought about succession planning, you should. Brad Cherniak Co-Founder and Partner of Sapient Capital Partners, a Toronto-based advisory firm, examined the importance of succession planning in a February 20, 2019 Divestopia article, “All Companies Need to Look at Succession Planning.” Owning and/or operating … [Read more...]

Could the Red-Hot Market for Businesses Be Cooling Down?

The economy is red hot, and that fact is translating into lots of businesses being sold. However, it is possible that this record-breaking streak of sales could cool down in the near future. Entrepreneurs who are considering selling their companies say they’re worried about the future of the economy, according to an article posted on Inc. in … [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...]

What Kind of Buyers are You Most Likely to Meet?

Selling a business can be an exciting and rather lucrative time.  But going through the sales process means embracing the notion that you’ll have to be very prepared for whatever might be thrown your way.  A key aspect of preparing to sell your business is to know what types of buyers you’re likely to encounter. It is only logical to anticipate … [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...]