Growth and Congestion
Growth and Congestion
2017 March 02

A high quality of life and young, non-union workforce help small business thrive in Atlanta. But traffic hurts.

For small business owner Deborah Latham, Atlanta's notorious gridlock is a double-edgeds sword. 

Thousands of cars idling on Georgia 400 all day drives demand for Georgia Tank Lines, which delivers gasoline to gas stations around the city.

Yet, it slams Latham's business bottom line, too.

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Sara Burden, President,
CBI, M&AMI, CM&AP, FMAS, FIBBA

Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Businesses hoping 'Trump effect' will boost prices
Businesses hoping 'Trump effect' will boost prices
2017 Jan 20-26

The small business transaction market is expected to see a surge in 2017 - thanks to the Trump effect.

"For business owners (and buyers), most are exstatic to see a businessman in the White House," said Sara Burden, CEO of Atlanta business brokerage Walden Businesses.

Optimism around... [read more..]

Sara Burden, President, CBI, M&AMI, CM&AP, FMAS, FIBBA
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Price of Small Businesses Soars in Q3
Price of Small Businesses Soars in Q3
2016 Oct 14

Small businesses in metro Atlanta sold for more - and raked in more revenues - in the third quarter, compared with a year ago.

The median selling price of small business-for-sale marketplace... 

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Sara Burden, President, CBI, M&AMI, CM&AP, FMAS, FIBBA
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Walden is Awarded 2016
Walden is Awarded 2016 "Best of Atlanta"
2016 September 15

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Walden Businesses Inc Receives 2016 Best of Atlanta Award

Atlanta Award Program Honors the Achievement, September 15, 2016

Walden Businesses, Inc. has been selected for the 2016 Best of Atlanta Award in Management Consulting Services category by the Atlanta Award Program.

We believe Walden Businesses has achieved exceptional marketing success in the local community and business category, enhancing the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. Walden Businesses helps make the Atlanta area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Atlanta Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Atlanta Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Atlanta Award Program

The Atlanta Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Atlanta area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Atlanta Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Atlanta Award Program

Sales Price of Small Businesses Tumbles in Q2
Sales Price of Small Businesses Tumbles in Q2
2016 Jul 15

It was a sluggish early summer in metro Atlanta's small business transaction market, even as asking prices for small business in the region outstripped the nation. [read more...

Sara Burden, President, CBI, M&AMI, CM&AP, FMAS, FIBBA
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Client Q&A with Sara Burden, President/Owner of Walden Businesses, Inc
Client Q&A with Sara Burden, President/Owner of Walden Businesses, Inc
2015 Nov 19
IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now?
 
Sara Burden: At the moment, our biggest challenge is buyers’ inability to follow through on their decisions to acquire. The uncertainty/lack of stability being discussed in the national, and global, news each day has created a “yo-yo” effect in the buying community. We are not experiencing this on the sell side.

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Selling prices for Atlanta small businesses nosedive
Selling prices for Atlanta small businesses nosedive
2015 Oct 16

The median selling price of small businesses sold in metro Atlanta dropped nearly 50 percent in the third quarter, versus a year ago...[read more]

Alex Sams Success Through Sincerity
Alex Sams Success Through Sincerity
2015 July 28

Alex is the first to admit there are likely many people in his field that can close a deal faster, but for Alex that’s the wrong metric. “We’re talking about businesses that people have spent years building. I have deep respect for that, because I know the sacrifices made firsthand.” He attributes his sincerity to his success as a business seller... View PDF || View Website

Selling prices of Atlanta small businesses stay high
Selling prices of Atlanta small businesses stay high
2015 July 15

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Small businesses that sold in metro Atlanta in the second quarter commanded high valuations despite having lower revenues.
Sara Burden, President, CBI, M&AMI, FMAS, FIBBA

On BizJournals.com

Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Prices Up Nearly 30% for Sales of Small Businesses
Prices Up Nearly 30% for Sales of Small Businesses
2015 February 20

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Prices Up Nearly 30% for Sales of Small Businesses
Sara Burden, President, CBI, M&AMI, FMAS, FIBBA

Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Atlanta Business Executives Receive Fellow of the M&A Source Award
Atlanta Business Executives Receive Fellow of the M&A Source Award
2014 Nov 21

Atlanta Business Executives, Sara Burden, CBI, M&AMI, FMAS, FIBBA and Patricia McDonald, CBI, M&AMI, FMAS, FIBBA
Receive Fellow of the M&A Source Award

more...(PDF)

 

Alexander Sams named new manager of Walden Businesses Athens Office
Alexander Sams named new manager of Walden Businesses Athens Office
2014 May 13

Alexander Sams named new manager of Walden Businesses Athens Office

Small Businesses Selling for Higher Prices
Small Businesses Selling for Higher Prices
2014 April 25

Small Businesses Selling for Higher Prices

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

M&A Source
Market for Small Businesses Up Dramatically
Market for Small Businesses Up Dramatically
2013 July 12

Market for Small Businesses Up Dramatically

Sara Burden, CBI, M&AMI, FIBBA
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Atlanta Award Program
Atlanta Award Program
2013 May 21

Walden Businesses Inc Receives 2013 Best of Atlanta Award (PDF)

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Walden Businesses Inc Receives 2013 Best of Atlanta Award Atlanta Award Program Honors the Achievement ATLANTA May 21, 2013 -- Walden Businesses Inc has been selected for the 2013 Best of Atlanta Award in the Industry Specialist Consultants category by the Atlanta Award Program. Each year, the Atlanta Award Program identifies companies that it believes has achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. The Award honors Walden as a local company that enhances the positive image of small businesses through service to its customers and community. Walden is recognized as an exceptional company which helps make the Atlanta area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Atlanta Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Atlanta Award Program and data provided by third parties.

Sales of Small Businesses Surge in Q1
Sales of Small Businesses Surge in Q1
2013 April 12

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Sales of Small Businesses Surge in Q1

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Forbes: Fiscal Cliff Sparks a Rush to Sell Small Businesses
Forbes: Fiscal Cliff Sparks a Rush to Sell Small Businesses
2012 December 29

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Web Blog Article by Elaine Pofeldt

Fiscal Cliff Sparks a Rush to Sell Small Businesses

Global Atlanta - Deals in Latin America
Global Atlanta - Deals in Latin America
2012 November 16

Global Atlanta
Atlanta Firm Digging Up Deals in Latin America

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Trevor Williams

Sale Prices for Small Businesses is Surging
Sale Prices for Small Businesses is Surging
2012 Oct 12

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Sale Prices for Small Businesses is Surging

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Business Prices Holding Despite Lower Revenue
Business Prices Holding Despite Lower Revenue
2012 Aug 10

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Business Prices Holding Despite Lower Revenue

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

More Small Businesses Selling for Less Money
More Small Businesses Selling for Less Money
2012 April 13

Atlanta Business Chronicle
More Small Businesses Selling for Less Money

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Sale Price of Small Businesses Slips 6.5% in '11
Sale Price of Small Businesses Slips 6.5% in '11
2012 Jan 20

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Sale Price of Small Businesses Slips 6.5% in '11

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Study Brings Depressing News on Heart Disease
Study Brings Depressing News on Heart Disease
2011 Nov 18

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Study Brings Depressing News on Heart Disease

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

M&A Source
Small Business Sales Rise, as Prices Slip
Small Business Sales Rise, as Prices Slip
2011 Oct 7

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Small Business Sales Rise, as Prices Slip

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Market For Small Businesses Sees and Uptick
Market For Small Businesses Sees and Uptick
2011 July 8

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Market For Small Businesses Sees and Uptick

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Small Businesses Enter Turn Around Mode
Small Businesses Enter Turn Around Mode
2011 April 8

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Small Businesses Enter Turn Around Mode

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Family Business Radio
Family Business Radio
2011 March 23

Exit Strategies for Family Businesses

Sara Burden, CBI
Interviewed by Meredith Moore

Price Tag for Small Businesses Gets Bigger
Price Tag for Small Businesses Gets Bigger
2011 January 7

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Price Tag for Small Businesses Gets Bigger

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Small Business Commerce Association
Small Business Commerce Association
2011

Walden Businesses Inc Receives 2011 Best of Business Award (PDF)

Market for Atlanta Businesses Flatlines
Market for Atlanta Businesses Flatlines
2010 October 11

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Market for Atlanta Businesses Flatlines

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Selling Price of Businesses Plunges
Selling Price of Businesses Plunges
2010 July 12

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Selling Price of Businesses Plunges

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Businesses worth a little more
Businesses worth a little more
2010 April 12

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Businesses worth a little more

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Family Business Radio
Family Business Radio
2010 Feb 25

How to Maximize the Multiples When you Sell

Sara Burden, CBI
Interviewed by Patricia Romboletti
 

 

Small Business Sales Cratering
Small Business Sales Cratering
2010 January 18

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Small-Business Sales Cratering

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Walden receives Top IBBA Honors
Walden receives Top IBBA Honors
2009 November 24

ABC / AJC / & Other Outlets
Walden receives Top IBBA Honors

Press Release
 

Small Company Sales Plunging
Small Company Sales Plunging
2009 October 19

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Small Company Sales Plunging

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Walden adds
Walden adds "Master Intermediaries"
2009 August 21

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Walden adds ‘Master Intermediaries’

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Price of Small Biz Jumps 50%
Price of Small Biz Jumps 50%
2009 January 16

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Price of Small Biz Jumps 50%

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Price of Small Businesses Falls in 2Q
Price of Small Businesses Falls in 2Q
2008 July 14

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Price of Small Businesses Falls in 2Q

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Urvaksh Karkaria

Perfecting Partnerships
Perfecting Partnerships
2008 June 26

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Perfecting Partnerships

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI, M&AMI
Newspaper Article by Lori Johnston

Catalyst Magazine - Top 50 Entrepreneurs
Catalyst Magazine - Top 50 Entrepreneurs
2004 August

Catalyst Magazine
Top 50 Entrepreneurs

Chet Walden, CBI, BCI
Cover Article
August 2004

Atlanta Magazine
Atlanta Magazine
2004 June 1

Atlanta Magazine
Best Places to Work, 75 Great Atlanta Companies

Cover Article
June 2004

Mover Magazine
Mover Magazine
2002 June

Mover Magazine

Magazine Article
2002

Competitive Edge Magazine
Competitive Edge Magazine
2004 August

Competitive Edge Magazine

Magazine Article
August 2004

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