The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)

The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is a non-profit association operating for people and firms engaged in business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions in the United State and Canada. The association provides business brokers education, conferences, professional designations, and networking opportunities. The IBBA was formed in 1983. IBBA strives to create a professional relationship with successful business transaction advisors including CPAs, bankers, and attorneys.

IBBA has an arrangement with a well-known business listing site, BizBuySell, which allows the IBBA to publish all BizBuySell's listings under the IBBA banner.

Most importantly, as a corporate member of the IBBA, we are entitled to receive access to the Business Reference Guide which provides valuable statistical and other data used to price over 600 types of businesses. It is this information that forms the basis of any recommendations we might make concerning an appropriate asking price or Seller's Discretionary Earnings Multiplier.

The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) makes the following educational courses available:


0 Credit HoursBusiness Brokers Basics
4 Credit HoursStandards care for Business Brokers
0 Credit HoursBusiness Broker Basic Program
4 Credit HoursStandards of Care for Business Broker
8 Credit HoursIntroduction to Business Brokerage
8 Credit HoursFinance Fundamentals for Business Brokers
8 Credit HoursLegal Aspects of Business Brokerage
4 Credit HoursDealing With Leases and Landlords
4 Credit HoursUnderstanding Financials
4 Credit HoursSelling New & Existing Franchised Businesses
2 Credit HoursIntroduction to SBA Financing
8 Credit HoursSurviving & Thriving in your First Year as a Broker
4 Credit HoursEffective Business Packing
8 Credit HoursBuilding A Listing Inventory
8 Credit HoursBuyer Management
8 Credit HoursManaging Transaction
4 Credit HoursDental Industry Overview
4 Credit HoursRestaurant Industry Overview
4 Credit HoursMarketing Principles Specific to Restaurant
4 Credit HoursManaging the Due Diligence Process
4 Credit HoursManaging the Closing and Turnover Process
8 Credit HoursPricing Small Businesses
4 Credit HoursHow to Win Listing Engagements with Larger Businesses