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 share her ideas about creating  positive word-of-mouth when she speaks … [Read more...]

Why You Should Hire a Business Broker to Sell your Business

By Peter Siegel When the owner of a convenience store, bakery, restaurant, janitorial service company or other small Georgia business is ready to retire, it usually is a good idea to hire a business broker to sell business assets. Thats because the sale will be part of a package that includes goodwill also called going business value, according … [Read more...]

Georgia Business Brokers Support Foster Children

The Georgia Association of Business Brokers donated a carload of toys, diapers and other goods and money to the Foster Care Support Foundation at the GABB's recent holiday dinner. FCSF serves a vital and growing need throughout Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment and developmental toys to thousands of children in foster and … [Read more...]

Thirteen Georgia Business Brokers Achieve GABB 2018 Million Dollar Club

Thirteen members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) were named to the 2018 Million Dollar Club for helping broker the sale of more than $71 million worth of small, medium and large businesses. GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses in important and complicated transactions: the sale of their business. GABB members … [Read more...]

Buying a Business That Isn’t For Sale

By Peter Siegel If you want to become your own boss, but are having trouble finding the right business to buy, there's another option.  Find an enterprise to buy that appealed to him, but was not openly being offered for sale. Peter Siegel, the Founder & Senior Advisor at California's BizBen.com, described the experience of Steve,  who … [Read more...]

Hicks, Jay Named Life Members of the GABB

ATLANTA— Henry Hicks, chairman and CEO of Georgia Business Associates, Inc., and Charles Jay, founder and owner of Jay & Associates, LLC of Macon,  have been named life members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. The association’s board honored the two longtime members for their decades of service to the GABB, the state’s only … [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...]

Million-Dollar Brokers Discuss Best Practices in Jan. 31 Panel

An elite panel of business brokers who have topped the Georgia Association of Business Brokers' Million Dollar Club discussed best practices for the industry in a Jan. 31 panel discussion. The Jan. 31 panel highlighted the monthly meeting of the GABB, the state's only professional organization dedicated to helping others buy and sell businesses … [Read more...]

Fifteen Georgia Business Brokers Achieve GABB 2016 Million Dollar Club

Fifteen members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) were named to the 2016 Million Dollar Clubs for helping to broker the sale of small-, medium-sized and large businesses in 2016. GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses in extremely important transactions: the sale of their business. GABB members help owners … [Read more...]