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 (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...]

Rate Hikes on Hold Until September, Global Economic Breather Affects U.S. Growth Momentum

ATLANTA–The 35-day partial government shutdown was likely economically insignificant except for those who suffered delayed paychecks, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. “The real bad news was the severe drop in retail sales in December,” Dhawan wrote in his … [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...]

How to Overcome Your Fear of Selling Your Business

By C. David Chambless, President Abraxas Business Services Getting to the Closing Table to sell a business is a complex journey. At Abraxas, we often find that business owners let certain concerns and fears keep them from taking the first step toward a successful sale and a comfortable “next stage” of life. Here are four common worries that … [Read more...]

How to Claim Tax Write-Offs For Inventory in Year Purchased

New Tax Loophole May Allow Many Small Businesses to Claim Large Tax Write-Offs For Inventory In The Year Purchased!  Can it be true?  How do Companies Sign Up? By Andrew L. Moore, CPA Senior Tax Manager at Frazier & Deeter (Atlanta, GA) Congress, either intentionally or unintentionally, as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provided … [Read more...]

Burnette to Lead Georgia’s Business Brokers in 2019

ATLANTA— Dean Burnette, founder of Best Business Brokers, will lead the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, the state’s only professional association of professionals who help in the sale and purchase of businesses and franchises, in 2019. Other 2019 GABB officers are vice president, Judy Mims, Qualifying Broker for Childcare Properties, … [Read more...]