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...]

Business Valuation: Hidden in Plain Sight – Determining Seller’s Discretionary Earnings 

Business Valuation Theory and Practice - Part Two: Hidden in Plain Sight - Determining Seller’s Discretionary Earnings  By Dan Browning, founder and President of DB Consulting, Inc., and a GABB Affiliate member Disclaimer: This article and the accompanying slide deck are for educational purposes only. Nothing contained herein can be used … [Read more...]

Federal Reserve Pauses Rate Actions, More Rate Cuts Predicted

ATLANTA–The U.S. economy is transitioning to a new growth path and production-level shocks in the system can derail its momentum, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. One shock, the indefinite grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX planes, is domestic in nature and bad … [Read more...]

Georgia Economy in 2019 Started Strong Due to One-Time Factors

ATLANTA–Strong employment gains during the first quarter of 2019 – particularly in hospitality, retail trade and temp employment – were most likely due to one-off factors, such as hosting Super Bowl LIII on top of other championship games, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College … [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...]

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...]

Five Industries with Great Growth Potential for Small Business Buyers

By Peter Siegel, Founder of BizBen.com (California Businesses For Sale), the BizBen Network When you buy a small business, you want to be successful. But to do that, you must be able to look objectively at the company and determine whether or not it is a business that will be able to grow into the future. Many small businesses have succeeded by … [Read more...]

AJC Business Journalist Tells About Economic Journalism

Award-winning Atlanta Journal-Constitution economics and business writer Michael E. Kanell spoke to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on March 26, 2019, about economic journalism. Hear a recording of his remarks here.  He discussed how he covers economic trends, how newspaper journalists gather the news, and took questions. The GABB is … [Read more...]

SBA’s New Partner Buy-Out Rules

Starting April 1, the SBA is changing its rules for financing partner buyouts, and GABB affiliate Susan Kite has provided a more detailed explanation of the changes. Kite, a Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer at Renasant Bank, says that the new SBA rules are designed to prompt borrowers to put more of their own cash money to … [Read more...]

Georgia’s Job Growth Continues with Moderation on the Horizon

ATLANTA–Job additions in Georgia increased from 72,100 new jobs in 2017 to 103,500 job gains in 2018, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. But, job growth had a seesaw pattern, particularly in high paying catalyst sectors such as corporate, manufacturing and … [Read more...]