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IBBA Announces 2023 Board Election Results and 2024 Chair Elect

Independence, OH – October 4, 2022 –The International Business Brokers Association® (IBBA) is pleased to announce the four individuals elected by membership to serve on its board of governors for the January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2025 term: The...

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IBBAinsights: Fall 2022

IN THIS ISSUE: "Fall FORWARD" Letter from the 2022 IBBA Chair. Plus, The Beginning and Current Usages of Market Pulse, Similarities Between Show Business and Business Brokerage, Affiliate Spotlight Articles, Interest Rates and SBA Fees, Legislative Updates, and more!

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IBBAinsights: Summer 2022

IN THIS ISSUE: "Ladies and Gentlemen...it's Half-Time", Letter from the 2022 IBBA Chair. Plus, What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Succession Planning, Building Your Seller Prospect Pipeline, Staying True to a Single Vertical, Legislative Updates, and More!

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IBBA Q1 2022 Market Pulse Report

 National Report: Market Headwinds: Labor Shortages, Supply Chain Recession Likely May 24, 2022 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – According to the Q1 2022 Market Pulse Report published by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source, business intermediaries representing businesses valued...

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The International Business Brokers Association recognizes the Industry’s Best

Independence, OH  – May 19, 2022 –The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to announce this year’s Member Excellence Award recipients in recognition of their exceptional achievements in 2021. “Proven to be true leaders in the business brokerage industry,...

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IBBAinsights: Spring 2022

IN THIS ISSUE: "Elevating Our Game", Letter from the 2022 IBBA Chair. Plus, Should the Business and Real Estate Be Sold Together, Working with High Net Buyers and Their Concerns, Business Lessons Learned from 2020-2021, The Future of Business Brokerage,...

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IBBA Q4 2021 Market Pulse Report

National Survey: Intense M&A Pace Will Continue in 2022 February 8, 2022 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – Business advisors are optimistic that the intense pace of mergers and acquisitions that occurred in 2021 is likely to continue into 2022. According to...

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IBBA Announces 2022 CBI® Scholarship Winners

Independence, OH  – January 31, 2022 – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), the world’s largest trade association for the business brokerage industry, is pleased to announce the three individuals selected to receive its inaugural Certified Business Intermediary® (CBI) Scholarships...

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IBBAinsights: Winter 2021

IN THIS ISSUE: "New Highs on the Horizon", Letter from the 2021 IBBA Chair. Plus, When to Cancel a Listing, How to Use Zoom and Snail Mail to Your Advantage, The On-Demand Business Model's Impact, Using ValuSource Market Comps, and...

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IBBA Announces 2022 Board Election Results and 2023 Chair Elect

Independence, OH  – October 1, 2021 –The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to announce the five individuals elected by membership to serve on its board of governors for the January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024 term: The...

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IBBAinsights: Fall 2021

IN THIS ISSUE: 'Keep Leading The Way!,' Nurturing Your Professional Growth. Plus Tapping into valuable IBBA Resources, Establishing Your Credibility, and legislative updates.

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IBBAinsights: Summer 2021

IN THIS ISSUE: 'Halfway There,' Letter from the 2021 IBBA Chair. Plus insights on the proposed tax laws, deferred sales trusts, capital gains tax, and legislative updates.

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IBBAinsights: Spring 2021

IN THIS ISSUE: 'Proud to Be a Business Broker,' Letter from the 2021 IBBA Chair. Plus insights on the new relief bill, backing up answers with Market Pulse, legislative updates, the state of real estate investments, and the lasting impact...

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Main Street News December 2020

IN THIS ISSUE: Letter From the 2020 Chair A Pandemic Recession? How Virtual Data Rooms Enhance Communication Between Deal Participants The Impact of a PPP Loan on Recasting Differences Between Business Ownership and A Job New CBIs in 2020!  ...

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IBBA Q3 2020 Market Pulse Report

National Report: Advisors Divided on When Business Sales Will Return to “Normal” – NOW or 2021 or 2022 November 9, 2020 – LOS ANGELES – The latest data from the Market Pulse survey of business brokers and M&A advisors suggests...

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IBBA Announces Launch of Mid-America Chapter

Independence, OH  – October 2, 2020 – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), the world’s largest not for profit association for the business brokerage industry, is pleased to announce the formation of its first domestic Chapter, IBBA Mid-America, with a...

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IBBA Announces 2021 Board Election Results and 2022 Chair Elect

Independence, OH  – September 25, 2020 – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to announce the three individuals elected by membership to serve on its board of governors for the January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023 term:...

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Main Street News September 2020

IN THIS ISSUE: Letter From the 2020 Chair Working with Lawyers to Get Your Deal Closed The Hidden Power of Dual Agency 8 Tips to Improve Deal Pitches as Companies Embrace Remote Working Cultures Remembering What I Learned!   Letter...

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IBBA Q2 2020 Market Pulse Report

National Report: Move to Buyer’s Market and Increasing Earnouts Companies Continue to Sell   August 5, 2020 – LOS ANGELES – While many small business owners are struggling to keep their doors open, a recent survey of business brokers and M&A...

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Main Street News June 2020

IN THIS ISSUE: Letter From the 2020 Chair Building a Small Business Pipeline The Value Quandary of Selling an Existing Franchised Business Did Your Seller Prepare to Exit? If Not, Can You Help? Dealing with Landlords During and Post COVID-19...

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The International Business Brokers Association Recognizes the Industry’s Best

Independence, OH  – May 1, 2020 – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to announce this year’s Member Excellence Award recipients in recognition of their exceptional achievements in 2019. “This year’s honorees have proven themselves to be outstanding...

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IBBA Q1 2020 Market Pulse Report

National Report: COVID-19 Pandemic Puts the Brakes on M&A Market, Biggest Quarter-to-Quarter Drop in Seller’s Market Sentiment Since Survey Started in 2013    April 29, 2020 – LOS ANGELES – While many small business owners are struggling to keep their doors...

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Main Street News March 2020

IN THIS ISSUE: Letter From the 2020 Chair Are Business Brokers Like Professional Athletes? How to Effectively Differentiate Yourself from the Competition   Letter From The Chair Barry J. Berkowitz, PhD, CBI, M&AMI I am pleased and honored to be...

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IBBA Q4 2019 Market Pulse Report

National Report: Business Brokers Predict More M&A Activity, But Longer Time to Sell Businesses in 2020 February 13, 2020 – LOS ANGELES – Business brokers expect a healthy M&A market in 2020 with 55% of advisors predicting the volume of...

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Business Brokers Jockey to Attend IBBA Annual Conference

Independence, OH  – January 24, 2020 – Business Brokers worldwide will saddle up for two days of intensive learning during the International Business Brokers annual conference taking place April 24-25, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Derby. This...

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Main Street News December 2019

IN THIS ISSUE: Letter From the Chair: IBBA Code of Ethics Admitting to One’s Errors Why Don’t Businesses Sell? What “Should” Be Included in SDE? Best Practices Peek: Preparing for the First Buyer-Seller Meeting   LETTER FROM THE CHAIR: IBBA...

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IBBA Q3 2019 Market Pulse Report

Business Brokers Say Fear of a Recession is Driving Down Small Business Valuations November 8, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – The recession isn’t here yet, but business advisors say a looming slowdown is already driving down business valuations. Over half...

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Main Street News Fall, 2019

IN THIS ISSUE: Letter From the Chair: Important News Regarding the CBI How NOT to Fail as a Business Broker Best Practices for Advertising a Business for Sale – Helpful Tips for a Better Response Key Mistakes to Avoid When...

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IBBA Announces 2020 Board Election Results and 2021 Chair Elect

Independence, OH  – October 4, 2019 – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to welcome four new members to its board of governors. Joining the board for 2020 are: The Board also unanimously approved current board member, Lisa...

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Hearing Financial Services Committee ("HFSC") H.R. 609

WASHINGTON D.C.  – September 11, 2019 – BIEF Chairperson John Zayac comments on today’s meeting.  Based on my observations from today’s HFSC hearing on various bills, including our own HR 609, I believe the following points are worth noting: The...

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IBBA Q2 2019 Market Pulse Report

National Survey: Booming Construction Industry Leads M&A Activity  September 4, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – Construction and engineering companies led M&A activity according to the Q2 2019 Market Pulse Report published by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source and...

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IBBA Launches Online Learning Program to Help New Brokers Find Early Success

July 17, 2019 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has launched its Business Brokerage Basics (BBB) online training program, a new educational course package geared towards those in the early stages of business brokerage and individuals...

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Main Street News June 2019

Letter From The Chair Jeffrey Snell, IBBA CHAIR As many of us return from the exciting 2019 IBBA Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek this past month, we are receiving many emails and comments about...

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IBBA Q1 2019 Market Pulse Report

National Survey: Waning Seller’s Market for Sale of Small Businesses Signals a Peak in the Market May 22, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – Seller’s market sentiment is down in all market segments except for businesses with $5 million to $50...

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Main Street News March 2019

Letter From The Chair Jeffrey Snell, IBBA CHAIR I hope your 2019 is off to a great start. The economy remains strong and transaction volume is on pace to meet or beat 2018. It should be a BIG year for...

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IBBA Q4 2018 Market Pulse Report

National Survey: Business Brokers Say Heightened M&A Pace Will Continue in 2019, but End is Near February 19, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – Business advisors say that the intense pace of mergers and acquisitions that occurred in 2018 is likely...

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Business Brokers to Gather in Orlando

(Independence, OH / Orlando, FL – January 30, 2019) Sales of businesses are reaching record numbers, and today’s political world is having a greater impact than ever on Business Brokers – the professionals who aid in the buying and selling of...

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IBBA Partners With ValuSource for New Member Benefit

(Independence, OH – December 3, 2018) The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has partnered with ValuSource to provide IBBA members with free access to the ValuSource Market Comps database (formerly known as the IBA Market Data), a $575 annual value....

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What’s the Big Idea?

International Business Brokers to gather in Orlando (Independence, OH / Orlando, FL – November 14, 2018) With business sales reaching record numbers, and today’s political world having a greater impact than ever on businesses, Business Brokers – the professionals who...

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Main Street News December 2018

Letter From The Chair WARREN BURKHOLDER, IBBA CHAIR The Question “And how much do you think I could get for this place?”, that is The Question that you will need to respond to if you’re going to get the listing....

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IBBA Announces 2019 Board Election Results and 2020 Chair Elect

(INDEPENDENCE, OHIO – November 1, 2018)–The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to welcome new Board member, Kyle Griffith (NY), and second term member, Lisa Riley (AZ), to its 2019 Board of Governors. The Board also unanimously approved current...

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Main Street News September 2018

Letter From The Chair WARREN BURKHOLDER, IBBA CHAIR Get It & Share It When asked ‘What Does the IBBA Do?’ I am reminded of the overarching end, or objective of the IBBA, that says it exists so that business brokers, advisors...

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IBBA Q2 2018 Market Pulse Report

National Survey: Business Brokers Say 2018 is the Best Year to Sell a Business in Last Five Years Small businesses (<$2 MM) struggling to find qualified workers and talent shortage is impacting ability to sell business August 9, 2018 –...

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Certified Business Intermediaries surpasses 500 mark; near historic high

(INDEPENDENCE, OHIO – June 19, 2018)– The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is excited to announce that more than 500 individuals have achieved its prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation. “This is a very challenging and time intensive certification to achieve,”...

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Main Street News June 2018

Letter From The Chair WARREN BURKHOLDER, IBBA CHAIR An over-the-top performance was experienced at the 2018 IBBA Annual Conference in New Orleans! From the opening reception parade with the Second Line Band, until the last Educational Course on Monday, the enthusiasm...

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Over 70 Business Brokers Achieve CBI Designation

(INDEPENDENCE, OHIO – May 31, 2018)– Seventy-one business brokers from around the world have earned the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation given out by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). CBI certification represents the gold standard in the business...

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IBBA Member Excellence Awards 2018

Best in the business broker industry awarded by International Business Brokers Association (INDEPENDENCE, OHIO – May 20, 2018) The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) presented awards of excellence to forty business brokers from around the world on May 4. Winners...

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IBBA Q1 2018 Market Pulse Report

Survey Finds Trade Wars Do Not Rattle Business Owner Confidence Rising Interest Rates Have a Negative Impact on Both Buyers and Sellers May 16, 2018 – LOS ANGELES – Business brokers continue to be bullish on a strong M&A market for...

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IBBA Q4 2017 Market Pulse Report

National Survey Finds Tax Reform Will Create Sizable Uptick in Sales of Small Businesses in 2018 Strong Economic Optimism Increases Seller Market Sentiment Across All Market Sectors February 23, 2018 – LOS ANGELES – Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of business...

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Main Street News March 2018

Letter From The Chair WARREN BURKHOLDER, IBBA CHAIR In about 60 days, the largest assembly of business brokers in the world will converge in the great city of New Orleans. Without a doubt, this is not only a hot spot...

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Co-founder of #1 Business Radio Talk Show to Speak at IBBA Conference

Registration opens for International Business Brokers Association annual conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2018 (Independence, OH / New Orleans, LA) Dealmaker and business influencer Ken Rutkowski will be the keynote speaker for the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) annual...

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Main Street News December 2017

Letter From The Chair LOU VESCIO, IBBA CHAIR As I come to the end of my term as Chairman of the IBBA, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the best business brokers in the world and all that...

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IBBA Q3 2017 Market Pulse Report

National Survey Finds Business Owners Acquiring Talent Through Acquisition Due to Tight Labor Market Survey Also Finds Sale of Small Businesses Remains Strong Despite Uncertainty About Tax Reform December 5, 2017 – LOS ANGELES — More than half (55 percent)...

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IBBA Announces New Directors for 2018

(Independence, OH) The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) today announced the results of its 2018 Board of Directors elections, and is pleased to welcome Randy Bring (FL), Matt Cobb (NC) and Steve Mariani (NC) to the Board. Additionally, Steve Wain...

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IBBA Prestigious Certification Gets a Revamp

(Independence, OH) The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) today announced exciting developments for its Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation.  A new, modern CBI logo has been released, and the CBI comprehensive final exam will now be administered online at testing facilities...

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IBBA Announces 2018 Conference

Brokers to get “Jazzed Up” during annual conference in New Orleans (Independence, OH / New Orleans, LA) The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is bringing Mainstreet to the Big Easy as business brokers from across the globe “get into the...

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Main Street News September 2017

Letter From The Chair LOU VESCIO, IBBA CHAIR The IBBA has been experiencing a banner year, and we are on track to make it one of the best in recent years. In addition to adding another great member benefit and...

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1,000 and Counting

IBBA membership grows as economy takes off August 31, 2017 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has achieved a significant milestone with membership reaching more than 1,000 business brokers worldwide. “We’re excited to reach this milestone,” said...

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Main Street News June 2017

Letter From The Chair LOU VESCIO, IBBA CHAIR All I can say is “Wow!” the 2017 Annual IBBA Conference was outstanding and one of the best we have had in many years. Great work by all the instructors, workshop leaders,...

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50 Professionals Join The Certified Business Intermediary Community

MAY 31, 2017 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – Fifty business brokers from around the world have been granted the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certification from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). The CBI, which represents the gold standard in the business...

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IBBA Q1 2017

Nationwide Survey Indicates Business Owners’ Priority is to Protect Employees When Selling Their Business Quarterly Market Pulse Report Also Finds Speed of Exit, Clean Break, and Leaving a Legacy Important to Sellers LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2017 – Seventy percent...

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New partnership helps IBBA members maximize business opportunities

April 19, 2017 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) announced today that its members will receive free access to BizMiner’s Industry Financial Report bundle thanks to a partnership between the two organizations. IBBA is the world’s largest...

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Main Street News March 2017

Letter From The Chair LOU VESCIO, IBBA CHAIR Last year was a banner year for the IBBA and I want to personally thank Scott Bushkie, our 2016 Chair, and Kylene Golubski, our Executive Director, for their tremendous efforts to continue...

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25 Professionals Join The Certified Business Intermediary Ranks

January 7, 2017 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has granted the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certification for use to an additional 25 members of the IBBA. The use of the certification comes after the 25 individuals...

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Main Street News November 2016

Letter From The Chair SCOTT BUSHKIE, IBBA CHAIR It was great to see so many of you at the conference in Tempe, AZ. Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers for truly putting on one of the best...

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The IBBA Announces Member Excellence Award Winners

NOVEMBER 17, 2016, INDEPENDENCE, OHIO – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) announced its Member Excellence Award recipients at its 2016 Fall Conference in Tempe, Arizona during the awards ceremony held on November 12, 2016. Awards were bestowed upon IBBA...

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IBBA Market Pulse Report Q3 2016

Recapitalization Emerges as a Top Reason for Sale of Small Businesses According To Market Pulse Quarterly Report LOS ANGELES, November 14, 2016 – For the first time in nearly three years, recapitalization has replaced burnout as one of the top...

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International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) and International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Announce Strategic Partnership

November 1, 2016 –INDEPENDENCE, OH – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and the International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG), two of the industry’s largest organizations servicing individuals who facilitate business sale transactions, have aligned forces to bring their respective members additional...

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Valuing Inventory Heavy Businesses

We get a significant amount of questions on businesses with large amounts of inventory. More specifically, “how does inventory influence the value?” There are a lot of opinions on the subject, and keep in mind “pricing” and “valuation” are different;...

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Main Street News September 2016

Letter From The Chair SCOTT BUSHKIE, IBBA CHAIR I hope everyone has had a great summer. It is hard to believe that summer is already over and kids are going back to school. As you may know, the IBBA added...

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IBBA Launches New Industry Awards Program

August 12, 2016 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has launched a new industry awards program, the IBBA Member Excellence Awards Program. The IBBA Member Excellence Awards program has been created to highlight the outstanding achievements...

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IBBA Welcomes 34 New Certified Business Intermediaries

June 6, 2016 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has granted the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certification for use to an additional 34 members of the IBBA. The use of the certification comes after the 34...

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Main Street News June 2016

Letter From The Chair   This past quarter has been an exciting one for the IBBA, as we have wrapped up a record breaking Spring Conference, welcomed 34 new Certified Business Intermediaries (CBI), rolled out two new IBBA Member benefits,...

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IBBA Partners With Business Reference Guide for Member Benefit

June 1, 2016 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has announced that IBBA membership will now include unlimited access to the Business Reference Guide’s (BRG) online database of pricing information for 700+ types of businesses, beginning...

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IBBA Partners With PeerComps for Member Benefit

May 25, 2016 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has announced that IBBA membership will now include unlimited access to PeerComps’ business valuation tool and comparable transaction database, beginning June 1, 2016. “We wanted to enhance...

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IBBA Market Pulse Q1 2016

Market Pulse Quarterly Report Shows Retirement is No. 1 Reason Sellers Go to Market; Strategies for Selling Large and Small Businesses Are Very Different LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2016 – The quarterly Market Pulse Survey published by the International Business Brokers...

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The 7 Habits of a High Volume Broker Office: The 6th Habit

The 6th Habit: Compiling Your Memorandum What buyers look for in your listing and why lenders read your memorandum! By Stephen Mariani A complete and comprehensive memorandum is not only a great advertising tool for buyers but also lenders will...

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What Defines a Serious Business Buyer?

Michael Fekkes, CBI – ENLIGN Business Brokers Individuals who desire to purchase an established small business must be well prepared before the search process begins.  Well managed, profitable and successful businesses with a bright outlook for the future are in...

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Benefits of Structuring Small Business Transactions

Michael Fekkes, CBI – November, 2015 Selling a privately held business is often romanticized as face-to-face negotiations over business valuations and purchase price.  Whether small or large, these transactions can be extremely complex and require a great deal of work...

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When Not to Hire a Business Broker

Jeff Snell, CBI, M&AMI – November, 2015 In this article I explore some of the reasons a business owner should go it alone and not retain a business broker. Answer these questions and keep a tally of your answers. Is...

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IBBA Releases New Online Courses, Lowers Pricing on All Education

March 14, 2016 – INDEPENDENCE, OHIO – Today the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) announced the release of three new online courses. The release coincides with the introduction of new, lower pricing for both online and live courses, and a...

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Main Street News March 2016 – 1st Quarter

  A Message From The Chair More Value, Less Cost I’m excited to be your 2016 chair and look forward to moving the association forward ina positive direction. I’ve been blessed to have an extremely energetic board and a proactive...

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IBBA Market Pulse Q4 2015

Market Pulse Quarterly Report Shows 2015 Ended With Strong Sales of Businesses and Optimism is Growing for 2016 Main Street Market Was Incredibly Active in 2015; M&A Advisors Forecast 60% Net Increase in New Deals in 2016 LOS ANGELES, February...

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Main Street News December 2015 – 4th Quarter

A Message From The Chair Dear Members and Colleagues, As another year draws to an end, it is important to reflect on all we have experienced throughout the year. I am thankful to have had so many IBBA experiences with...

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IBBA Market Pulse Q3 2015

Market Pulse Quarterly Report Shows Sellers Increasing Hold Advantage in Business Acquisitions Motivation of buyers changes as size of deal increases; Synergistic buyers look for deals valued over $1MM LOS ANGELES, November 12, 2015 — While buyers still hold the...

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IBBA Market Pulse Q2 2015

Market Pulse Report Shows Business Brokers Close More Deals in First Half of 2015; Client Growth to Exceed 2014 Q2 2015 Survey Shows Small Business Owners are Selling Mainly Due to Retirement LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2015 —The first half...

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Main Street News September 2015

  Letter From The Chair Dear Members, It is hard to believe that summer is soon coming to an end! I hope you are all taking opportunities to soak it in by experiencing new travels, taking time to relax, and/or...

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Main Street News July 2015

Registration for the Fall Summit Now Open! The Fall Summit, held September 13-16, 2015 in Santa Ana, California is a great opportunity to earn 32 credit hours from courses that are required to attain your CBI designation. The Fall Summit...

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Main Street News June 2015

IBBA Semi-Annual Report to Members Webinar Please click here to register for the upcoming IBBA Semi-Annual Report webinar scheduled for Tuesday, June 16 at 3:00 pm Eastern (New York) time. IBBA’s Chair, Cress V. Diglio, will provide an update regarding...

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Main Street News April 2015

Regular Registration Rates End for the 2015 IBBA Spring Conference NEXT WEEK! If you haven’t registered for the upcoming 2015 IBBA Spring Conference, make sure you sign up before April 23, when registration rates will increase! And if you plan to...

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Main Street News April 2014

Spring Conference: New Format! Register now for the 2014 IBBA Spring Conference, to be held June 2 – 7 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Enjoy a brand new format of interactive discussions centered around increasing your deal pipeline and...

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Main Street News March 2014

Spring Conference: New Format! Register now for the 2014 IBBA Spring Conference, to be held June 2 – 7 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Enjoy a brand new format of interactive discussions centered around increasing your deal pipeline and...

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Main Street News February 2014

Registration Is Now Open! Register now for the 2014 IBBA Spring Conference, to be held June 2 – 7 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Enjoy a brand new format of interactive discussions centered around increasing your deal pipeline and...

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Main Street News January 2014

Save the Date for the Spring Conference! Mark your calendars today for the 2014 IBBA Spring Conference, to be held at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, June 2 – 7, 2014. More information is forthcoming, and registration is set to...

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Main Street News December 2013

The Q3 Market Pulse Report is Available! The Q3 Market Pulse Report is now available, compiling the results of the most recent quarterly survey. The IBBA and M&A Source work to provide timely and accurate data on the current brokerage...

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Main Street News November 2013

The Conference is Around the Corner! It is not too late to register for the 2013 IBBA Fall Conference, to be held November 18 – 23 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia, don’t miss your chance to sign...

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Main Street News October 2013

Advanced Registration Ends Today! If you haven’t yet registered for the 2013 IBBA Fall Conference, to be held November 18 – 23 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia, don’t miss your chance to sign up for new educational...

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Main Street News September 2013

Early Registration Ends on Monday! Ready, Set, Grow! Now is the time to equip yourself with the tools to grow your business brokerage practice. Tomorrow’s success starts today as you gain the knowledge and experience that you need to succeed....

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Main Street News August 2013

Seeking or Selling a Business? If you are interested in increasing the exposure of business(es) for sale in the IBBA community, consider listing your business in future editions of Mainstreet News. Each listing is limited to 50 words for a...

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Main Street News July 2013

Q2 Market Pulse Survey Closing Soon! Time is almost running out to take the Q2 Market Pulse Survey and be entered for a chance to win $250 cash! The IBBA and M&A Source are working to provide timely and accurate...

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Main Street News June 2013

Save the Date for our 2013 Fall Conference! We would like to thank everyone who attended the 2013 Spring Conference in Anaheim, CA earlier this month! Please mark your calendars for our Fall Conference, to be held November 18-23 at...

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Main Street News May 2013

Don’t Miss the 2013 Spring Conference! Thank You to our IBBA 360 Sponsor, Diamond Financial!   George Lanza, CBI, M&AMI, CSBA, MEA IBBA Chairman Chairman’s Message What Do IBBA Members Frank Chebalo, Arne McDaniel and William Gibson Have in Common?...

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Main Street News April 2013

Early Bird Registration ends April 25! George Lanza, CBI, M&AMI, CSBA, MEA Chairman’s Message What Does the CBI Designation Mean? Using any credentials that you have not earned for any reason is against the law! Credentials that are used for...

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Main Street News March 2013

Registration Now Open for the 2013 Spring Conference Registration is now open for the 2013 IBBA Spring Conference and Main Street Marketplace, to be held at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, CA, June 11-15, 2013. The IBBA has prepared an...

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Main Street News February 2013

Save the Date for the 2013 Spring Conference Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2013 IBBA Spring Conference being held in Anaheim, California June 11th through the 14th, at the Hilton Anaheim. Your IBBA board members are committed...

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Main Street News January 2013

Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership for 2013 and Take the Q4 Market Pulse Survey! There’s still time to renew your 2013 membership! To renew your membership, you may visit IBBA website, mail in a check, or call (888) 686-4222....

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Main Street News December 2012

Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership for 2013! If you have not renewed your membership, it will expire in a little more than a week! You should have received an invoice in the mail last month, as well as an...

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Main Street News November 2012

Renewal season is upon us, so remember to renew your membership for 2013. You should have received an invoice in the mail earlier this month, and will receive an electronic invoice next week. If there are any discrepancies in your...

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Main Street News October 2012

  The IBBA is excited to roll out the Market Pulse Quarterly Survey! Take five to seven minutes to complete this survey and help the IBBA get recognized on a national scale. Your participation will not only enhance the quality...

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Main Street News September 2012

Pino Bacinello, CBI, M&AMI, CMEA, CSBA Chairman of the IBBA Chairman’s Message Greetings, As we transition to the fall, I hope you all had a good and prosperous summer. The IBBA is almost completely transitioned to our new association management...

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Main Street News August 2012

Pino Bacinello, CBI, M&AMI, CMEA, CSBA Chairman’s Message Fellow Association Members, Welcome to the month of August! Though sometimes it seems that time stands still, most of the time, each day flows into one another, and each week flows into...

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Main Street News July 2012

Pino Bacinello, CBI, M&AMI, CMEA, CSBA Chairman’s Message Greetings: In this month’s newsletter, I cannot help but think about the many fellow IBBA and M&A Source members that have been affected by some of the challenging recent weather ailments. Thus...

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Main Street News June 2012

Pino Bacinello, CBI, M&AMI, CMEA, CSBA Chairman’s Message Greetings to all our IBBA and M&A Source Members: Our first annual conference is behind us now; it is time to build on the momentum and capitalize on the great opportunities before...

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Main Street News May 2012

Pino Bacinello, CBI, M&AMI, CMEA, CSBA Chairman’s Message Greetings: This is a special time. We are only weeks away from our first annual conference in San Antonio Texas and are knee deep in transition. SmithBucklin and their staff are supportive...

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Main Street News April 2012

Pino Bacinello, CBI, M&AMI, CMEA, CSBA Chairman’s Message Greetings, With Spring in the air for many of us and certainly up here in Canada, I cannot help but get excited about the new growth it brings with it. All in...

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Main Street News March 2012

Chairman’s Message Greetings: Hope your 2012 is off to a good start. It is hard to believe that we are nearing Q2 of 2012. The first couple of months have kept us busy tying up 2011 loose ends: The Auditors...

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Main Street News February 2012

Save the Date! – More Information Will Be Out Soon! We are very excited about our Spring 2012 event in San Antonio. Since we will have 1 major event this year we’re planning on pulling out all the stops and...

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Main Street News January 2012

Pino Bacinello, CBI, M&AMI, CMEA, CSBA Chairman’s Message 2012 Vision Greetings, I am both humbled and honored to be the Chairperson for the 2012 Fiscal Year. As the incoming chair during 2011, I had my ear close to the ground,...

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