Welcome to Obba
The Ohio Business Brokers Association (OBBA) is a member-based association founded in 1987. The term "Business Broker" includes individuals who are brokers, intermediaries, accountants, real estate agents and/or attorneys who provide a service that matches Business Owners with prospective Business Buyers. Business Brokers (aka "Business Intermediaries") work as consultants to Business Owners to find Buyers who are ready, willing and able to purchase the ownership of their business. Business Brokers also provide consulting to prospective Buyers who want to purchase a business that is a match for their skills, resources, interests and abilities.
The OBBA and this Internet-based multiple listing service serve as a communication network whereby profitable, on-going businesses that are currently for sale are listed by the Business Brokers so that information about the businesses for sale can be shared with prospective Buyers. The information is not complete; the network serves as an initial screening device to allow the prospective Buyer to know enough about the business opportunity so that, if interested, they would be motivated to phone or email the listing Business Broker, sign a Confidentiality Agreement and then obtain additional information.
OBBA members meet regularly to share information about businesses that are for sale. To attend one of our meetings, call or email us via our Contact Page.
Ohio Business Brokers Association is an affiliate organization of the International Business Brokers Association (www.IBBA.org). The International Business Brokers Association 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 IBBA strives to create a professional relationship with successful business transaction advisors (i.e. CPAs, bankers, attorneys, and other related associations), to increase the image and value of the IBBA to its members and to be a leader in teh exchange of business referrals. A membership in the IBBA provides "the most complete package of membership benefits and services and the best networking opportunities with the most influential group of business brokers."
The IBBA concentrates on providing educational courses for the business broker profession. It awards the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certification as well as the courses and seminars required to obtain this certification.
The IBBA and the M & A Source are Specialty Sections of the International Association of Business Intermediaries, Inc (IABI), a Texas non profit organization.
Previous events and meetings
One of our emphasis is for our members to collaborate and get to know each other. We have monthly meetings as well as "Broker Deal Exchange Mastermind" meetings in addition to Special Speakers that provide valuable education and content for the benefit of our industry and the clients we serve. Check us out!