ABG To Attend IBBA Conference, San Antonio Texas

Is your broker a member of the International Business Brokers Association? We’ll be attending our annual conference in San Antonio, Texas this June to network with our global colleagues.

Relocating out-of-state or from another country? Contact us to discuss our broker placement program.  We will introduce you to IBBA BUYERS brokers located in your destination state who will help set you up for success!!



Help Milton Buy a Wheel Chair

To the residents of Downtown Orlando –

Though you may not know him by name, you likely have seen Milton on Orange Avenue spreading good cheer.  I first met Milton 7 years ago when we first moved to Orlando.  He uses his wheelchair to travel from his home to Downtown everyday and it’s time to replace his wheels.  Help him help our community.

To learn more about his fascinating story and help a good neighbor this Christmas season:


Thank you and wishing you all a very merry Christmas and happy (and healthful) New Year!

ABG in Phoenix – IBBA Conference


We’re in Phoenix this week gearing up for the International Business Brokers Conference (IBBA). When interviewing brokers, ask if they are a member. The IBBA offers a code of ethics and ongoing education to business brokers.

To learn more about the IBBA, check out their site, IBBA.org

Get Involved in Nominating Your Community’s Leaders

It’s that time of year again – the Orlando Business Journal is accepting nominations for several awards, including the Best Places to Work, Women Who Mean Business and 40 under 40.

Have you placed your nomination yet? Do you have an employee that shines?  Promote your company by supporting your best talent.  Details at orlando.bizjournals.com

Promote your company by supporting your best talent.


Calling all nominations!

Orlando Business Journal will recognize companies and nonprofits deemed by their employees to be the Best Places to Work in our community.

Only organizations with 10 or more employees in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties are eligible to participate.

Human resource officers or other representatives of the company or nonprofit should complete and submit this online form by May 14 or go to our Web site at http://orlando.bizjournals.com/orlando/nomination/2391.

Employees of the nominated companies then will be asked to complete and submit an online employee survey. There will be four weeks allowed for the surveys to be completed.

Winners will be announced at an awards breakfast on July 30, and featured in the July 30 issue Orlando Business Journal.

Only online nominations will be accepted. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on May 14, 2010.

For more information, contact Managing Editor Susan Lundine at slundine@bizjournals.com or (407) 241-2892.  Deadline: May 14, 2010


Help Orlando Business Journal recognize those leaders in Central Florida who are under 40 years old.

Those people who are recognized for this award will be the men and women throughout the region who have already played a key role in shaping our community. They are not those with potential. They are people who have proven their potential by taking leadership roles in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties.

We will recognize 40 of these individuals and name a man and woman of the year.

Last year, Richard McCree Jr., with McCree General Contractors and Architects, was recognized as the Man of the Year and Megan Costa DeVault, with Akerman Senterfitt, was named Woman of the Year.

We will recognize this group of leaders at an awards reception the evening of June 10.

Being recognized as a Forty under 40 honoree in the past does not prevent one from being named again.

All fields are mandatory for submission! Only online nominations will be accepted.  The number of nominations has no bearing, so no ballot stuffing, please.

Nomination deadline Friday, March 19, 2010 at 5 p.m.  For more information, contact Managing Editor Susan Lundine at slundine@bizjournals.com or (407)241-2892.

New Event for Orlando Business Owners

Thursday, March 25th

e-Strategies for Small Business

Putting the Internet to work for your company.

Our most popular workshop, offered only once a year.

If you want to succeed in today’s business climate, incorporating Internet marketing strategies is a necessity.

Put your business on the cutting edge by educating yourself on the different aspects of e-business including effective e-mail marketing, social media and search engine optimization. This dynamic, one-day workshop will feature the latest e-strategies for small business.

Workshop includes learning how to use Constant Contact and integrating social media with your email marketing campaigns.

Workshop agenda includes:

  • Session 1, 9 – 10:15 am
    Innovation, Communication, and Social Media
    Allen Kupetz, Executive-in-Residence, Crummer Graduate School of Management, Rollins College

    Learn how to employ and deploy current web-based technologies as part of a strategy to help your company innovate, communicate, and succeed. All attendees will receive a copy of his book, The Future of Less(www.futureofless.com).
  • Break, 10:15 – 10:30 am
  • Session 2, 10:30am – 12 pm
    “Search Engine Optimization for Small Business”

    Hillary Bressler, Founder & President
    .Com Marketing

    Learn the fundamentals of search engine optimization from understanding the basics of what it is to top tips and examples of good SEO practices including meta tags, content optimization and off-site SEO tactics. This session will also discuss how SEO can be integrated with other off and on-line tactics for incremental site traffic and sales.

  • Lunch, 12 – 12:45 pm
  • Session 3, 12:45 – 2:20 pm
    “The Power of e-Mail Marketing & Social Media”

    Pamela Starr, Regional Development Director
    Constant Contact

From the email marketing experts, Constant Contact, learn best practices for effective email marketing and the use of social media for business — all the do’s and don’ts of both.

  • 2:20 – 2:30 pm Break
  • Session 4, 2:30 – 4 pm
    “Getting Started with Constant Contact & Social Media”

    Pamela Starr, Regional Development Director
    Constant Contact

    During this session, we will go inside the use of the Constant Contact platform and how to show you the effective ways of connecting Constant Contact with Facebook and Twitter.

Only $50 for Orange County businesses.

Program book, continental breakfast and lunch included.

This workshop is part of the SBDC at UCF’s Strategic Tools Seminar Series sponsored by Orange County Government.

Date set for UCF’s small-business economic outlook meeting

Just in from the Orlando Sentinel:

Wondering what 2010 has in store for your small business? TheUniversity of Central Florida‘s Small Business Development Center has set the date for its Economic Outlook for Small Business.

The event features UCF economist Sean Snaith, who will discuss how lagging economic conditions are affecting the region and state. The event, sponsored by Orange County government, will also examine the real estate market and the employment outlook. Snaith’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with area experts who will share their thoughts on the economy, banking and the financing climate in Florida.

The event will be held Jan. 28 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Disney Entrepreneur Center, 315 E. Robinson St. The cost is $10 a person; registration is required. For more information, call 407-420-4850 or visit http://www.bus.ucf.edu/sbdc.

Original article here


American Business Group, LLC is proud to announce its new membership with the Florida Business Brokers Association (fbba.org).  Founded in 1985, the FBBA is a non-profit association that strives to improve and upgrade the business brokerage profession throughout the state.  All members must adhere to the FBBA Code of Ethics for Business Brokers, and are encouraged to seek out education and gain additional credentials, such as the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation.

By promoting our services and business listings on a number of professional and business brokerage associations, ABG continues to increase its market share and reach a broader client base.  We are members of several associations, many which are listed below:

International Business Brokers Association

Business Brokers of Florida

Florida Business Brokers Association

Orlando Economic Development Commission

British-American Chamber of Commerce Orlando

Business Executive Network

FREE Seminar — Winning Competitive Bids

“You can’t win the bid, if you never submit a winning proposal!”

Date: Thursday, December 11 2008

Time: 6-9 PM


Disney Entrepreneur Center

Landmark One Center

315 E. Robinson Street, Suite 100

Orlando, FL 32801

Join representatives from these three dynamic organizations to discover a practical approach for winning the competitive bid process. From locating bid opportunities and developing winning proposals, to building partnerships for bid success, this informative session will feature experienced business professionals, and successful bid winners, who can help you jump start your organization, and put you on the road to winning more bids!