Archive for July, 2010

Alternative Exits for Business Owners

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

You won’t soon sell your business for an ideal asking price. Here are three strategies to help you get a better offer than you might expect

If you’re looking to sell your company, it’s time to get creative. While the small business mergers and acquisitions market is finally inching forward and deals are getting done, they better reflect seller motivation than attractive valuations. Bank involvement in acquisition financing deals also remains low. As long as buyers are forced to pony up bigger equity checks, sellers frustrated by anemic valuations are unlikely to see pricing snap back. Offers remain far from desirable. (more…)

About Texas Association of Business Brokers(TABB)

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

TABB is a not-for-profit professional association representing the business brokerage profession in Texas. The association is the oldest statewide business broker trade association in the country.

TABB’s broker members represent both business sellers and buyers and offer privately held businesses for sale, mergers and acquisitions of all types, franchises and business evaluations, and appraisals. TABB’s affiliate members have joined as professionals in finance, banking, accounting, law, real estate brokers/agents, appraisals, and other services used by broker members.


Overcoming Social Media Obstacles

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Scores of businesses are finally realizing the power of social media, but unfortunately, many of them are not using it correctly. Lee Odden of TopRank Online Marketing tells WebProNews that many people get attracted to the “shiny object” of social media and want immediate results. He recalls even being asked if he had any recommendations on where to buy Twitter followers.

If social media were about numbers, then the “shiny object” syndrome might work. But, luckily, it is not. Social media is about value and longevity. Odden says people need to understand who their target audience is and what their needs are. This is often challenging since people think they know what the customer needs, but in reality, do not.

Odden points out that there is a steep learning curve in the online world as opposed to the offline world. Just as writers struggle to find their voices, people who are trying to be successful in the Social Web need to find their social voices too. To do this, he encourages people to engage, interact, and think in terms of the customer’s wants and needs.

“You can’t speak like a native unless you’ve spent some time amongst the natives,” says Odden.

In addition, interaction helps people understand social media etiquette beyond the network’s individual rules. As a result, businesses will not only find out what customers want, but they also have the opportunity to gain new customers through the value they provide.


Wednesday, July 28th, 2010


Everyone is Welcome

AUGUST 5, 2010



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Mechanicsville, Va.  23116

(phone – 804.730.7311)

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Members:  Free

Non-Members:  $10.00


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4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Did You Ever Wonder Why You’re Not Rich?

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Hispanic Professional Networking Group and Partner Up for Increased Exposure to Entrepreneurs in the Latin Community.

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Bizilla and HPNG have partnered to offer the Latino communities in New York and Miami access to the fastest growing online marketplace for business for sale. Additionally HPNG members will be able to post their profiles on the Bizilla website enabling them to present their professional profiles to current and potential small business owners. HPNG also offers monthly networking events and workshops that focus on building entrepreneurship through their current membership. The upcoming event on July 22, 2010, which Bizilla management will be attending, is going to be incredibly informative with Ruth Gaviria as the keynote speaker for the event adding value and knowledge for all professionals participating. “This is a diverse, well educated, and growing organization that we are honored to be part of,” says a spokesperson from Bizilla of the HPNG.


The Hispanic Professionals Networking Group invites you to its networking event.

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

HPNG invites you to its July networking event.

There’s been much excitement since the Leadership Conference regarding what HPNG has done to showcase Latino leadership in our community. Our July speaker is the perfect example of such leadership. Not only has she revolutionized the concept of “marketing to Latinas,” she has set a new standard for magazine content aimed at Hispanic women.


Are you interested in advertising with Bizilla?

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Bizilla’s vast database of business listings can satisfy any consumer need. We connect users to content that is personally relevant to them, giving advertisers the ability to market your brand to a highly targeted audience.

Contact us at or call (877) 249-2910 to learn more.


How To Write An Effective Newsletter.

Monday, July 19th, 2010

If you’re like most companies, you’re not using your newsletter for the marketing tool it is. You see many companies produce newsletters. But after a while, the purpose of the newsletter is lost and so is its impact. Here are a few tips for turning your newsletter into a powerful marketing strategy.



Monday, July 19th, 2010
  • Back to Basics: How does a Business Broker prosper in an unprecedented period of economic and financial meltdown? How do successful brokers respond when times are tough? Find out from GABB Past President Van Watkins.
  • How to Sell a Business and Defer Taxes: Atlanta tax attorney Rick Novak will speak to the GABB on July 27 about how to use 1031 exchanges when buying and selling a business. Get a preview of his speech in the July newsletter.


Breakfast with the Pros

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Breakfast with the Pros 2010 – It’s a Jungle Out There
Unleash Your Inner Roar with Steve Patterson
Community College Workforce Alliance’s Chester Location
July 22, 2010, 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.

In today’s business jungle, only the fiercest competitors survive. If you are seeking a source
of practical business advice, the 2010 Breakfast with the Pros program is just what you need.
The Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Community College Workforce Alliance, has developed a series of quarterly seminars that will inspire, educate, and arm you with all the tools you need to thrive and survive in today’s business jungle.