Georgia: A Profile in Economic Development June 25

Find out about Georgia's global business profile, local business trends and an overview of the economic development process on June 25 when Emily Poole, metro Atlanta project manager for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. In her presentation "Georgia: A Profile in Economic … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Marketing Strategist to Speak Aug. 21

Find out how you can harness a marketing strategy to grow your business when internationally known author, marketing and business strategist Diane Conklin speaks on Wednesday, Aug. 21,  to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. The GABB is the state's largest association of professionals dedicated to buying and selling businesses and … [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...]

Creating Positive Word-of-Mouth For Your Business

Did you know that 74% of consumers cite “word-of-mouth” as a key influence in their decision making? But most businesses leave so much good news on the table! Marjorie Young, an experienced public relations consultant and founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will shared her ideas about creating positive word-of-mouth on Jan. 22, … [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...]