Everything A Business Owner Needs To Succeed!

Business Coaching · Advisory Boards · Business Valuation · Business Plans · Business Buy/Sell · Capital Acquisition

Gary Abyad

Business owners often start their business with a vision of personal and business success. Then the day-to-day realities of running their business take over and they lose track of how their business should be aligned with achieving their personal vision of success.  If you are a business owner, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you ready to take your business to an entirely new level?
  • Who’s in control – you or your business?
  • How are you at balancing your business and personal lives?
  • Do you need help seeing the opportunities available to you?
  • Do you feel like you’re fighting fires all alone?
  • Where do you turn to for the truth about your business?

I am Gary Abyad and I own and operate Lowcountry Business Advisors in Greater Charleston, SC. We help forward-thinking business owners increase profitability and improve their lives by leveraging local business advisory boards, private business coaching and proprietary strategic services.

If you’d like to learn more about our invitation-only membership model and how it may be able to help you with your business, let’s connect and explore if we might be a fit for you.

513-237-1224

gary@lowcountrybusinessadvisors.com

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Business Coaching

Do you ever feel there is no one in your corner when it comes to managing your business? Gary has years of experience helping business owners just like you navigate the complexities of their lives and how business fits in. Reach out today to learn more. Contact Us

Advisory Boards

Advisory Boards bring business owners and leaders from non-competing industries in Charleston together in a group setting – similar to a board of directors. We help each other work on challenges and opportunities we face in each of our companies. No theories—just practical, real-world, tried and tested solutions and invaluable hands-on experience. Read More

Business Valuation

Knowing what an outside party would be willing to pay for a business is no easy task. Business owners typically find it difficult to gauge their business value. Whether you’ve recently reached a new business plateau or you are planning for retirement it’s important to understand what your business is worth. Contact Us

Business Planning

In order to accomplish your business and life goals you will need a plan. Whether you need a proforma, business plan or a way out of debt, LBA can help you. If you need a detailed plan for capital procurement or simple peace of mind in knowing what do to next, we would love to discuss your needs in greater detail. Contact Us

Business Buy/Sell

Preparing a business to buy another business or to be sold are two totally different things. There are many important steps to take, and they can take up to 24 months, that will maximize the value of your business or make it attractive to financiers to fund your acquisition. If you’re preparing to buy or sell contact Gary to learn more. Contact Us

Capital Acquisition

We’ve all heard the old adage, ‘It takes money to make money.’ Many times business owners have big dreams about where to take their vision next but are short on the capital to make it happen. Let LBA’s extensive network go to work for you to find the funding for your next big idea. Contact Us

I regularly meet with distinguished business owners in the metro area. Let’s schedule a meeting and see how we can help one another.

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Lowcountry Business Advisors

I regularly meet with distinguished business owners in the metro area. Let’s schedule a meeting and see how we can help one another. It’s my passion to put my experience to work to help business people achieve their goals. Let’s meet for coffee to see how we can network together.

513-237-1224

gary@lowcountrybusinessadvisors.com

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