Global Woes Set to Impinge on Georgia’s Growth

Despite strong domestic consumption, Georgia’s dependence on the global economy is set to make an impact on the state’s growth, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “Our manufacturers and exporters sent almost $40 billion of goods to the global … [Read more...]

Georgia Film Industry Creates Local Business Demand

When you see Tom Hanks portraying Sully Sullenberger in a movie this Christmas, don’t assume that most of the movie was filmed in New York City. In fact, much of the flight simulation and interior shooting was done in Georgia, according to Lee Cuthbert, a Location Specialist for Georgia’s Film, Music and Digital Entertainment office. Georgia's … [Read more...]

SCORE Association Establishes Branch in Valdosta, GA

VALDOSTA, GA, August 4, 2016–The SCORE Association, a not-for-profit organization composed of volunteers who provide free mentoring and free or low cost training to entrepreneurs who wish to start a new small business or grow a business, has opened a new branch in Valdosta, according to Arthur L. Slotkin, the Georgia District Director of the SCORE … [Read more...]

Location Expert to Speak July 26 about Georgia’s Film Industry

ATLANTA-- Lee Cuthbert, a Location Specialist for Georgia’s Film, Music and Digital Entertainment office, will speak about the impact of the film industry on Georgia’s economy  at the July 26 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB). GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses and help them establish the sales price … [Read more...]

The Theory and Practice of Business Brokerage within the Context of Real Estate License Law & Rules

By Kathryne A. Pusch, President & Broker, ConsultKAP, Inc. Potential clients and prospective business brokers often ask GABB “What are the legal licensing requirements of professionals assisting buyers and sellers of businesses in Georgia?” As a longtime business broker, former Board Member and President of GABB, RE Instructor, and a … [Read more...]

DeFoor, Ramatowski to Lead GABB in 2016

ATLANTA—Greg DeFoor, founder and President of DeFoor Business Services of Kennesaw, is the 2016 President of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, the state’s only professional association of business brokers. Michael Ramatowski, president of Georgia Business Associates, Inc., is the 2016 vice president of GABB. GABB members represent … [Read more...]

Consumer Demand, Investment Pickup Will Trump Market Turbulence

Consumer Demand, Investment Pickup Will Trump Market Turbulence ATLANTA–With China’s economy stalled and the European economy limping, GDP growth in coming quarters is predicated on healthy domestic consumer demand and the return of investment spending despite recent stock market turmoil, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic … [Read more...]

Former Gov. Perdue to Speak to GABB Tuesday

Sonny Perdue at GABB Former governor to speak Tuesday Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to speak to GABB next Tuesday, Oct. 28 Hear Sonny Perdue's remarks to the GABB. Sonny Perdue was sworn in as Georgia’s 81st Governor on January 13, 2003 and immediately went to work reforming the state budget, setting priorities, and cutting wasteful … [Read more...]

How Earn-Outs Impact the Sale of a Business

Earn-Outs and how they impact the sale of a business By Matt Slappey CBI, BCI Certified Business Intermediary; Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Advisor Former GABB President Matt Slappey gave a presentation on earn-outs, what they are and how they can be used in the sale of a business. For those who missed this valuable presentation, the … [Read more...]

Georgia State’s Dhawan Waiting for Businesses to Invest Before Buying In to Optimism

  ATLANTA – Strong job growth, rising home prices and continued stock market appreciation point to economic health, but global tensions and lack of business spending are cause for concern, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “You might … [Read more...]