As America's largest and most active online discussion group of intermediaries, the American Business Brokers Association has the following goals:
(1) To promote the highest level of professionalism in the practice of business brokerage.
(2) To provide a program of recognition (Accredited Business Intermediary - "ABI") for business brokers who have attained a level of experience and education in the profession.
(3) To serve as an affordable resource center for the products and services needed by business brokers.
(4) To promote and encourage adherence to the association's Canons of Conduct.
Founded in 2003, the online association has been growing rapidly and now has over six thousand members.
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 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 the 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.”