GABB Spring Conference May 15: Taxes and Transitions

Learn about taxes and transitions at the Georgia Association of Business Broker's Spring Conference on May 15. Presenter Monty Walker will do two three-hour seminars. The morning session will cover a Tax Update for Business Brokers and the afternoon session will be Case Studies of Transactions. The GABB is arranging for continuing education … [Read more...]

Ramatowski To Lead GABB in 2018

ATLANTA— Michael Ramatowski, president of Georgia Business Associates, Inc., will be the 2018 president of GABB,  the state’s only professional association of business brokers. Other 2018 officers are Vice President Loren Schmerler, president and founder of Bottom Line Management, Inc.; Treasurer Richard Burgess, president of Priority Business … [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...]

Chilean Blueberries To Ship Into Savannah

Georgia's breakfast table just got a lot sweeter, with cheaper, fresher blueberries. U.S. Department of Agriculture has cleared the Port of Savannah to serve as a new entry port for Chilean blueberries, according to a news release posted Jan. 16, 2018 by the Georgia Ports Authority. Previously, the imported berries could only enter the U.S. … [Read more...]

Slappey leads 18 Business Brokers in GABB’s 2017 Million Dollar Club

Eighteen members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) were named to the 2017 Million Dollar Clubs for helping to broker the sale of small-, medium-sized and large businesses worth more than $91 million in 2017. GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses in extremely important transactions: the sale of their … [Read more...]

Time Management Topic of Nov. 28 GABB Meeting

If you ask a business owner what their most previous resource is, they’ll usually give one of a few answers. Money is the most common, while others say their employees, community, or family. What is less stated is the one resource that can never be replenished or gained back – time. Once you waste your time with something, you can never get it back … [Read more...]

Hurricane Rebuild to Boost Fourth Quarter Economy

ATLANTA - Despite doom and gloom estimates due to an unusually active hurricane season, third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth came in at 3.0 percent, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “The loss of vehicles and damage to homes and equipment … [Read more...]

Atlanta Aims for Amazon HQ2

ATLANTA - Amid a dip in major corporate announcements in the Atlanta area, attention has turned to Amazon’s much anticipated second headquarters, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “Media have homed in on metro Atlanta and offered up various sites that … [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...]

Strong Domestic Demand Mollifies Trade Skirmish Sting in Georgia

ATLANTA-March benchmarking revisions upgraded Georgia’s employment gains from 102,100 job additions to 120,600 in calendar year 2016. Thus, employment in 2016 grew by 2.8%, a maintenance of the job growth pace since 2014, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of … [Read more...]