This Weeks Events for Business Brokers

This Weeks Events for Business Brokers

Georgia Association of Business Brokers

GABB Monthly Meeting

September 25, 9:45 AM
909 Lake Carolyn Pkwy, Large conference room, Irving, TX

If you own or operate a Georgia business, you can get free confidential consulting services including helping with business plans, buying businesses and leasing space. Find out how on Sept. 25 when two experts with the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.

Area Director Jeff Patterson and Business Consultant Aysha Cooper will speak to the GABB at their Sept. 25 monthly meeting. The meeting is free and open to the public and will be held at the Atlanta Realtors Center at 5784 Lake Forrest Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30328. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., preceded at 9:45 a.m. by a free light breakfast and networking session sponsored by GABB affiliate and board member Kim Eells, Vice President and Business Development Officer of Government Guaranteed Lending for Renasant Bank.

The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). It provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of small business assistance, the SBDC has 17 offices ranging from Rome to Valdosta to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. Since 1977, the SBDC’s network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.

Mr. Patterson, an area director with the Small Business Development Center at Georgia State University, has extensive financial industry experience that includes leadership roles in credit administration, commercial lending, operations management, regulatory compliance, and audit administration. His expertise includes loan proposal and business plan preparation, cash flow management, budgeting, and customer satisfaction. He also has brokerage and financial planning training. He has an MBA from Brenau University, was President and Board member of the Bank of Hiawassee, Senior Vice President at Nantahala Bank & Trust and Executive Vice President of United Community Banks. He is the past Lt. Governor and Past President of the Rotary Club, past Local Board Chair of North Georgia Technical College and past Chairman of the Board of the Habersham County Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Cooper has 20 years of experience either working with small business owners or being a small business owner herself. Prior to joining the SBDC, Ms. Cooper was an advertising representative in the yellow page and radio industry. In 2005, after moving to Georgia, she opened her first business in Duluth, Ga., with the guidance and expertise of the SBDC. She has attended GrowSMART and been a client of the SBDC throughout the start-up and expansion phase of her adult care facility. In 2011, she was recognized by Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2017, Outstanding Woman of the Year. Aysha has been an active member of her community as a graduate of Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute, a board member for Snellville Tourism and Trade and Friends of Gwinnett County Seniors. Her interests include marketing, operations and franchising.

The GABB is an organization of experienced professionals who work with Georgia business owners to help them in the process of evaluating, marketing, financing and selling their businesses. They also work with business buyers including many individuals who have decided not to re-enter corporate America, but want to become their own bosses by purchasing and operating a Georgia business.

For more information about the GABB, contact GABB President Mike Ramatowski at 770-634-0428 or rambizgroup@bellsouth.net call Diane Loupe at 404-374-3990 or email director@gabb.org.

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California Association of Business Brokers

CABB 101-Introduction to California Business Brokerage

September 25 – 26
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, Crystal Ballroom-Salon A1, 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

CABB is dedicated to providing the best education for business brokers and intermediaries and has developed a wide range of courses on various topics that will help you provide value to your clients and manage your practice. Our educational courses are developed and taught by subject matter experts who are also practitioners.

CABB 101 (2-day course) – Introduction to California Business Brokerage

This 2-day, 15-hour course covers all aspects of business brokerage in California. Key topics include business brokerage standards, code of ethics, professional designations and licensing. The course also teaches you the basics of “SDE,” which is recasting seller’s discretionary earnings, finding and using comp databases, and techniques for closing the sale. All new members are required to take CABB 101 within 9 months of joining.

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California Association of Business Brokers

CABB201- Advanced Recsting and Business Valuation

September 25 – 26
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, Crystal Ballroom-Salon A2, 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

CABB is dedicated to providing the best education for business brokers and intermediaries and has developed a wide range of courses on various topics that will help you provide value to your clients and manage your practice. Our educational courses are developed and taught by subject matter experts who are also practitioners.

With this course, you can… obtain your CBB and do business valuations from recasting the profits to determine the real “Seller’s Discretionary Earnings” (SDE); recasting a Balance Sheet; conducting a risk Analysis; determining a Broker’s Opinion of Value for both Assets and Stock through a Multiple of Discretionary Earnings Methodology; Excess Earnings Methodology which looks at cap rate and rate of return on capital/assets; Selling Price Analysis from a Cash Flow Perspective Methodology and analyzing Comps.

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California Association of Business Brokers

2018 CABB Annual Conference

September 25 – 29
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

CHARTING YOUR COURSE TO SUCCESS: NAVIGATE TO MORE CLOSINGS

As boomers retire at rapidly increasing rates and our economy continues to grow, deal-making is at an all-time high. But are you on the right path to achieve the success you want?

It’s crucial to engage with the conversations shaping today’s transactions in California. Join your fellow business brokers, intermediaries and industry professionals at the CABB Fall 2018 Conference, Sept 25-29, 2018 to learn, engage and chart your new path to success.

This CABB event delivers relevant education, key topic discussions and networking opportunities for you to collaborate face-to-face with others deeply invested in the industry.

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California Association of Business Brokers

CABB501- CBB Renewal

September 26, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, Catalina Ballroom, 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

CABB is dedicated to providing the best education for business brokers and intermediaries and has developed a wide range of courses on various topics that will help you provide value to your clients and manage your practice. Our educational courses are developed and taught by subject matter experts who are also practitioners.

This course is a unique opportunity to participate in an open forum discussion with Veteran Business Brokers who do business in California. It reinforces the idea that CBB’s are the true professionals in our field and that we can always learn from each other. Since all attendees are experienced CBB’s we encourage all of you to come to the class prepared to participate so we can all benefit from the group’s experience. Veteran Business Brokers who have taken this class have commented on how valuable it was to interact with other professionals in our industry and to get updated on current, relevant issues in our profession.

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Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries

CABI Fall Membership Meeting

September 26, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Glenmoor Country Club, 110 Glenmoor Drive, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

AGENDA
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Buffet Dinner
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – CABI Business
7:00 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. – Speaker – Paul Washington, Market Director – Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL); previously Executive Director Denver Office of Economic Development
7:50 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Closing Comments And Adjourn

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Carolinas-Virginia Business Brokers Association

2018 CVBBA Conference

September 26 – 28
SpringHill Suites, Ballantyne, 12325 Johnston Road, Charlotte, NC 28227

Growing together at this year’s conference is more than just a theme, it’s a conscious decision to not only increase one’s industry knowledge through education but also to share with others the experiences that have brought them to where they are today. Growing together should be a culture we choose to be part of that benefits us all. Whether you have entered the industry 5 months ago or 5 decades ago, the one thing you can count on being consistent is “CHANGE” and this year is no different. Change is happening all around us and the only way to stay ahead of your competition and industry fluctuations is to grow with it. Growth happens through education and the sharing of information which is why this year’s CVBBA Educational conference not only includes high level IBBA course instructors but also 3 industry experts willing to share real life stories and experiences through 3 additional workshops at no additional expense. We’re also honored to have Mr. Matt Bradbury describe how he runs his practice in today’s markets.

Topics will include managing listings, buyers, associates and working with other CVBBA firms. The CVBBA membership has just reached an all-time high which means the level of experience at this year’s conference will be unparalleled, so “Come grow with us” in Charlotte.

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California Association of Business Brokers

M&A Source Course #388: Marketing in Today’s World

September 27, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, Catalina Ballroom, 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

Marketing your practice has never been more essential than it is today. This course will help you learn how marketing has changed in the last three years. We’ll show you what is working and what is not working to recruit new and better clients. See actual marketing attempts and what the results were. We’ll discuss three main marketing initiatives Direct Mail, E-mail Marketing, and Seminars. We will also show how blogging, YouTube, and LinkedIn help your marketing, as well as how you need to prepare social media to be the most effective.

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International Business Brokers Association

CVBBA-IBBA Courses 108, 145, 206 and 224

September 27, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SpringHill Suites, Ballantyne, 12325 Johnston Road, Charlotte, NC 28227

The CVBBA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following IBBA Courses and IBBA Instructors for this year’s conference. IBBA Courses 108, 145, 206 and 224 will be offered Thursday, September 27th. Len Krick, MBA, CBI, M&AMI, President of Sunbelt Business Brokers of Las Vegas will instruct IBBA Courses 206 and 145. Cress V. Diglio, CBI, M&AMI Managing Partner of Calder Associates will instruct IBBA Courses 224 and 108.

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Arizona Business Brokers Association

Central Chapter Meeting

September 27, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Sky Song, ASU Technology Center, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite #201, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

The Central Chapter meets regularly on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 9:00am to 10:30am.

Meeting times are subject to changes. Contact Central Chapter to confirm a date.

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American Business Brokers Association

Business Broker Training Seminar

September 29 – 30
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denver Airport, 6910 Tower Rd, Denver, CO 80249

The ABBA broker training program is fully independent. The ABBA neither seeks nor accepts sponsorships, partnerships or affiliations from franchisors, publishers, marketing agents or any other vendors. Our training curriculum and recommendations are based on many decades of professional experience and are not influenced by sponsors.

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California Association of Business Brokers

California Association of Business Brokers

September 29, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, Catalina Ballroom, 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

Working capital is an important element associated with every business. Without adequate working capital, new acquisitions, start-ups and existing businesses alike become financially challenged and often close. Working capital is a business value driver especially as the size of a business increases. This course provides an in-depth overview of working capital and the related information applicable to determining required working capital. Participants will learn about various factors which impact working capital, methods used to analyze working capital, metrics used to calculate working capital and how working capital impacts a business transaction. As a result of attending this course, participants will benefit from receiving the necessary information and skill enhancement to better manage this challenging variable which impacts every business transaction. No prerequisite courses are required to attend this course but a fundamental knowledge of financial statements is beneficial.

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