Affiliations and Credentials

ISBA and its BCA members are focused on providing business valuations to the roughly 30 million small businesses in the U.S., not to mention millions others worldwide. In the U.S. there are approximately 543,000 new businesses started each and every month! The demand for business valuations in the small business arena continues to grow.

ISBA and its BCA members are focused on providing business valuations to the roughly 30 million small businesses in the U.S., not to mention millions others worldwide. In the U.S. there are approximately 543,000 new businesses started each and every month! The demand for business valuations in the small business arena continues to grow.

The Certified Business Intermediary ® (CBI) is a prestigious designation exclusive to the IBBA® that identifies an experienced and dedicated business broker. It is awarded to intermediaries who have proven professional excellence through verified education as well as exemplary commitment to our industry.

The Certified Business Intermediary ® (CBI) is a prestigious designation exclusive to the IBBA® that identifies an experienced and dedicated business broker. It is awarded to intermediaries who have proven professional excellence through verified education as well as exemplary commitment to our industry.

The Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) credential is for professional advisors who want to effectively engage more business owners. Through the process of Exit Planning (the Value Acceleration Methodology), owners can build more valuable companies, have stronger personal financial plans, and align their personal goals. Earning CEPA doesn’t change your expertise, it enhances your ability to engage business owners and have value-added conversations around growth and exit.

The Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) credential is for professional advisors who want to effectively engage more business owners. Through the process of Exit Planning (the Value Acceleration Methodology), owners can build more valuable companies, have stronger personal financial plans, and align their personal goals. Earning CEPA doesn’t change your expertise, it enhances your ability to engage business owners and have value-added conversations around growth and exit.

The program was developed by the faculty of the Coles College M&A Academy and is focused on the special interests of M&A intermediaries serving private companies in the middle market and business owners preparing for acquisition or sale. The Certified M&A Professional (CM&AP) Certificate Program has been re-designed for live virtual delivery over a six-week period.

The program was developed by the faculty of the Coles College M&A Academy and is focused on the special interests of M&A intermediaries serving private companies in the middle market and business owners preparing for acquisition or sale. The Certified M&A Professional (CM&AP) Certificate Program has been re-designed for live virtual delivery over a six-week period.

Formed in 2005 to serve educational and resource needs of professional business advisors, the Exit Planning Institute is considered the standard trendsetter in the field of exit planning across the globe. It is the only organization that offers the Certified Exit Planning Advisor Program (CEPA) and qualifies for continuing education credits with twelve major professional associations, making it the most widely endorsed professional exit planning program in the world.

Formed in 2005 to serve educational and resource needs of professional business advisors, the Exit Planning Institute is considered the standard trendsetter in the field of exit planning across the globe. It is the only organization that offers the Certified Exit Planning Advisor Program (CEPA) and qualifies for continuing education credits with twelve major professional associations, making it the most widely endorsed professional exit planning program in the world.

The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is the largest international non-profit association operating exclusively for people and firms engaged in business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions. This association provides business brokers education, conferences, professional designations, and networking opportunities. Formed in 1984, the IBBA has members across the world.

The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is the largest international non-profit association operating exclusively for people and firms engaged in business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions. This association provides business brokers education, conferences, professional designations, and networking opportunities. Formed in 1984, the IBBA has members across the world.

The INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BUSINESS APPRAISERS (ISBA) is dedicated to upholding and promoting “best practices” to educate, certify, service and support professionals in the BUSINESS VALUATION profession. Members who complete our comprehensive education courses, pass a written test, and successfully write a Demonstration Report for peer review will earn the coveted professional designation of Business Certified Appraiser (BCA).

The INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BUSINESS APPRAISERS (ISBA) is dedicated to upholding and promoting “best practices” to educate, certify, service and support professionals in the BUSINESS VALUATION profession. Members who complete our comprehensive education courses, pass a written test, and successfully write a Demonstration Report for peer review will earn the coveted professional designation of Business Certified Appraiser (BCA).

The M&A Source is so named because it represents “the source” of opportunity and professional growth for merger and acquisition M&A advisors and strategic professionals who are dedicated to the lower middle market (LMM).

The M&A Source is so named because it represents “the source” of opportunity and professional growth for merger and acquisition M&A advisors and strategic professionals who are dedicated to the lower middle market (LMM).

Welcome to the MBBA The Michigan Business Brokers Association is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is promoting confidentiality, ethics, and cooperative communication among Professional Business Brokers in Michigan.

Welcome to the MBBA The Michigan Business Brokers Association is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is promoting confidentiality, ethics, and cooperative communication among Professional Business Brokers in Michigan.