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 their business.
Here’s a link to an audio recording of Mr. McCoy’s remarks.
His PowerPoint Presentation is here. How to Prepare a Business to Sell
The Tuesday, Feb. 26 meeting was preceded by a free networking breakfast sponsored by GABB Board member Kim Eells, Vice President of SBA Lending at Renasant Bank and Susan Kite, Vice President of SBA Lending at Renasant Bank.
Mr. McCoy was an SBA Lender from 2014 to 2017. He joined the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in September of 2017, after starting his own business of tax preparation and loan packaging. His business experience consists of several years in retail upper management, 19 years in commercial lending, three years in insurance, and four yuears as a small business owner. He holds an MBA in Accounting from Benedictine University, a B.S. in Organizational Management from Covenant College and an Associates degree in Arts from Reinhardt University. His specialties include human resources, financial management, customer service, and business planning and forecasting.
The GABB is the state’s largest and oldest association of professionals who specialize in brokering the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises. Broker members help owners determine the asking price of their business, create marketing plans and strategies for selling their business, identify and qualify buyers, and have the knowledge, experience and skills needed to help maintain the confidential nature of the process. The professionals of GABB relentlessly pursue professional development so they can provide superior, ethical services for all customers and clients. Affiliate members include bankers, lawyers, appraisers, insurers and other professionals who work closely with brokers to help owners and buyers get to the closing table.
For more information about GABB, please contact GABB President Dean Burnette at 912-247-3209 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or GABB Executive Director Diane Loupe at email@example.com or 404-374-3990.Read More