Why Should You Join the IBBA?

Education

The IBBA offers the leading educational programming for business brokers in the world. Through our world-class courses and workshops, IBBA members can take advantage of learning opportunities that are designed specifically for the brokering industry. To learn more about the courses offered by the IBBA, click here.

Certification

The certification process available to IBBA members is an exclusive offer. Take advantage of this and start right away by completing the necessary courses to earn this prestigious credential. To learn more about the Certified Business Intermediary designation, click here.

Networking

The semi-annual conferences, receptions, workshops and courses are all designed to allow you the opportunity to meet and network with leading brokering professionals. The Trade Fair and M&A Expo allow you to meet with business professionals that can assist you in furthering your business and career. To view the upcoming events and networking opportunities, click here

Newsletter

This monthly publication is your source for keeping up with all that the IBBA and its members are doing. In addition to association news, the publication has many technical articles that help to strengthen the members knowledge and keep "in-tune" with the ever changing economy. To view the newsletter archive, click here

Market Pulse Report

The Market Pulse Survey and subsequent report provide quality information on a quarterly basis in order to become the go-to source for Main Street and Lower Middle Market transactions. Created by the IBBA and M&A Source, along with Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, the Market Pulse Report gives timely and accurate information to help you build a successful and sustainable business.

For more information on the Market Pulse Report and to access previous reports, click here.

Webinars

The IBBA is dedicated to providing its members with top-notch education in a convenient, accessible manner with our monthly webinar series. These hour-long, educational webinars occur the second Wednesday of each month and cover a variety of topics geared towards Main Street business brokerage, like Small Business Administration updates, financial and tax issues and recasting reviews. Any current IBBA member may attend these webinars as a members-only benefit. 

To view upcoming webinars, click here.

Member Directory

As a member of the IBBA, your name and contact information will appear in the public search of our members, providing another source for you to generate leads from buyers or sellers.

To search the current member directory, click here.

Business Listing Service

Members of the IBBA are able to list their businesses on the IBBA website, through the service of BizBuySell. If you are already a member of BizBuySell, you can easily link your current listings to appear on the IBBA website.

To view the business listing search, click here.

Member Discounts

Members enjoy a discount on registration fees for attending the semi-annual conferences while taking educational courses. Also, the association works in partnership with a number of organizations to provide discounts and benefits to our members for many of the necessary services required to operate your business. If you are an IBBA member, click here to find out how to access your exclusive discounts.

Pratt's Stats

Business Valuation Resources, publisher of Pratt’s Stats invites business intermediaries to submit details on their sold business deals and receive:

  • 3 months of FREE access to Pratt’s Stats for EACH deal submitted and included in Pratt's Stats
  • Private Deal Update – a quarterly publication analyzing private company acquisitions by private buyers from the Pratt's Stats database (Download Sample Issue)
  • Use of the Pratt's Stats Analyzer - a time saving tool to help analyze comparable transactions
  • Chance to win iPad Mini - for EACH deal submitted that’s included in Pratt’s Stats, receive an entry into quarterly drawing for an iPad Mini

Register and submit your deal data at www.bvresources.com/ibba

ShareFile

ShareFile provides secure virtual data rooms to help keep your deals moving. With ShareFile, you can share, access, and send file and folders securely using any web browser and a high-speed internet connection. It’s quick, easy, and professionally branded to match your company web site.

Get up to a 60% discount!

Hoovers/First Research

Hoovers and First Research offer you the intelligence you need to close deals: company lists and industry profiles. These products will help you find new leads and learn more about a company or industry—their challenges, opportunities, and critical industry statistics.

Get up to a 50% discount!

LegalZoom

LegalZoom can help make business brokering easier. Choose from a wide variety of legal document services, including corporate dissolutions; professionally drafted blank legal forms, including confidentiality agreements; professional tax and legal advice through its business legal plan; and more.

IBBA members receive a 15% discount on legal document services.*

* Some restrictions apply. Excludes shipping and filing fees, legal forms and subscription plans.

BIZCOMPS

BIZCOMPS is an annual study of over 11,000 US and Canadian businesses sold in the last 10 years totaling over $3.8 billion. The 2013 study compares:

  • Sales price to gross sales
  • Sales price to seller's discretionary earnings
  • Actual down payment versus all cash
  • Rent as a percent of gross sales
  • Value of furniture, fixtures and equipment
  • Value of inventory at time of sale
  • Percent down payment
  • Number of employees
  • Automatic updates from the internet
  • Profit as a percent of gross sales
  • Number of days to sell business
  • Franchise information
  • General location of business

The 23rd annual study is useful to business brokers, business appraisers, attorneys, accountants, lenders, business sellers and buyers.

Get a $100 discount!

Constant Contact

Constant Contact, the leading provider of online marketing tools including email marketing, event management, promotions, deals, and more help you to stay in touch with your customers to sell more, grow your customer base, and increase your bottom line.

IBBA Members receive up to 25% off, access to a personal coach, and over 400 customizable marketing templates.

Intuit

For small businesses or individuals, use Intuit products and services, like QuickBooks, Quicken, and Turbo Tax, and receive up to a 30% discount!

Business Reference Guide Online

For over 20 years, The Business Reference Guide has been the essential guide to pricing businesses, providing business transaction professionals with up-to-date rules of thumb and pricing information for 700+ types of businesses.
Most pricing entries contain:

  • Rules of Thumb for Pricing Businesses based on both sales and earnings (SDE)
  • Pricing Tips from BBP Industry Experts
  • Benchmark information that provides comparison data
  • Industry Resources such as Associations and Publications with Web sites
  • General Information providing industry data, surveys, and comments
  • Fascinating facts about many different businesses and industries

Deal Studio

Deal Studio was created with a very clear intent: to give business brokers and intermediaries a full studio of marketing tools and integrated systems. These tools can be custom-selected in order to meet your unique requirements when it comes to marketing, systems and budget. Regardless of the size of your business or your project, Deal Studio can help. Deal Studio has the skills, the track record and the experience you need.

Get a 15% discount*!

*Does not include maintenance.

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