GABB Sept. 29 Members Meeting for Strategic Planning

The GABB will gather on September 29 for a strategic planning meeting to discuss and plan the future of the organization, with an eye towards strengthening GABB and the profession of business brokering.

Because of the nature of our discussions, this meeting is for members only and will not be open to the public.

GABB Board members want member input to assist us in determining GABB’s primary objectives and adopting courses of actions to achieve these objectives.

Committees or areas to move forward include:

  • Co-brokerage
  • Professional Rules / Accountability
  • Education
  • Membership
  • Media

In August, GABB Board members met with Andy Cagnetta, founder and CEO of Transworld Business Advisors, LLC., of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Andy is also past chairman of the International Business Brokers Association, and current Chairman of the Business Brokers of Florida. Here are some issues that arose during that meeting.

Co-brokerage: We will discuss how to make co-brokering more desireable and effective between GABB member brokers.

Professional education: Due to an increase in tuition for IBBA classes, the GABB and other professional business brokerage organizations are seeking new options for professional education for business brokerage.

Membership: How do we make membership more valuable and desirable in the business brokerage profession in Georgia?

Marketing & Media: How do we best use GABB dollars to market GABB members as the “go to” business brokers and M&A advisors in Georgia?

Rules and Accountability: What do we need to do to strengthen the professionalism of our broker members and hold those that engage in unprofessional or unethical conduct accountable for their actions?

We need everyone to pull together to work on this. Please attend the Sept. 29 meeting to express your opinion, or email your opinion to the board at board@gabb.orgGABB meetings begin with guest and member introductions.

The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the South Terraces Conference Center. Arrive early with your own cup of coffee to network with fellow members before the meeting. The South Terraces Conference Center is at 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta.