GABB Launches BCB Program at Fall Conference
Up your level of professionalism and impress your clients! Earn the Board-Certified Broker certification, developed to improve the knowledge and professionalism within the business brokerage community.
By earning this certification, you will tell potential clients that you are an expert in buying and selling businesses in Georgia. The certification program was developed by the GABB under the direction of GABB Board Vice President Judy Mims and GABB Executive Director Diane Loupe. The GABB operates a Real Estate School, license #8074 from the Georgia Real Estate Commission, specializing in training business brokers.
The BCB certification program will consist of 40 hours of training in the profession with hands-on teachers active in the industry.
Two classes will be offered during the GABB’s Oct. 27-28 Fall Conference that will be part of the BCB curriculum, although brokers may enroll in the class without being part of the BCB program. The first two classes are:
BUSINESS VALUATION BASICS, GREC Course #72444– Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-Noon. Students will learn how the market value of a business is determined and study fair market value, strategic or synergistic value, the market and income approaches to valuation, understanding ethical dilemmas in business valuation, and other concepts. Approved by the GREC for 3-hours of CE credit.
Instructor: GABB Affiliate DAN BROWNING, founder and President of DB Consulting, Inc. He holds a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, originally awarded August 1999; he is Accredited in Business Appraisal Review (ABAR) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, originally awarded March 2010; he is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (Active Member; Eminent Domain and Nonprofit Law Section Memberships); and was a member of the Editorial Board, Business Appraisal Practice (IBA Journal) 2013-2015.
BUSINESS BROKER PRACTICE APPROACHES, GREC Course #72445 – Oct. 28, 9 a.m. – Noon. Students will learn about the advantages and disadvantages to specializing in a particular field or being a business broker generalist, including identifying industry specializations, understanding and resolving ethical issues that may arise, and understanding how professional business brokers structure their practices. The GREC has approved this class for 3-hours of CE credit.
ROBIN GAGNON, Co-Founder of We Sell Restaurants and wesellrestaurants.com, the nation’s largest restaurant brokerage firm and the only national franchise specializing in restaurant sales. One of the most prolific restaurant brokers in the industry and a franchise resale specialist, she holds the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association or IBBA and is an MBA. She has also achieved the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation from the International Franchise Association. Robin oversees the development and training of Restaurant Brokers nationwide and has created the industry’s only Certified Restaurant Broker coursework and testing program.
J. SNYPP III, a former GABB Board member and a life member of the Million Dollar Club, lives in Dunwoody, grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in marketing. Mr. Snypp spent more than two decades in the office furniture business before becoming a Business Broker and has been with Preferred Business Brokers, Inc. for more than 10 years. He has found success selling businesses in a variety of industries most recently selling a day care center, landscape company and distribution business.
Each class will be offered online via Zoom link. Students must be present for the entire class to get CE credit.
To enroll in the BCB Certification Program
Application to enroll in the GABB’s Board-Certified Broker Program: $195 + $40 for classes.
Cost for both classes for GABB Members – $75
Cost for both classes for non-GABB members – $100