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IBA (International Business Associates) maintains a blog on its website on a regular basis as a regional resource for information about selling or buying a privately held company or family owned business and entrepreneurship in the Pacific Northwest. The president of IBA, Gregory Kovsky, frequently posts information on the blog. Mr. Kovsky has approximately 25 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, business brokerage, and commercial real estate. He has personally completed over 300 transactions involving manufacturing, distribution, industrial, marine, education, retail, service, and technology companies. Blog articles will also be posted on www.ibainc.com by professionals serving the mergers & acquisitions and business brokerage industries. Blog article submissions are welcome from the accounting, legal, banking, financial planning, and other industries affiliated with the sale or purchase of businesses and real estate. Blog articles submissions should be submitted to info@ibainc.com with the subject line indicating BLOG ARTICLE.

IBA, the Pacific Northwest’s premier business brokerage firm since 1975, is available as an information resource to the media, business brokerage, and mergers & acquisitions community on subjects relevant to the purchase & sale of privately held companies and family owned businesses. IBA is recognized as one of the best business brokerage firms in the nation in terms of successfully negotiating transactions that are “win-win” in an environment of full disclosure between the parties.




Employee Retention in a Business Acquisition

Employee Retention in a Business Acquisition

February 19, 2019

IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm...

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Strategies for Enhancing Business Value to Third Parties

Strategies for Enhancing Business Value to Third Parties

February 14, 2019

IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm...

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Construction Industry Business Brokerage

Construction Industry Business Brokerage

February 12, 2019

IBA is commonly recognized as the premier sell side representation mergers & acquisitions firm in the Pacific Northwest to facilitate...

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Discrimination in Business Lending

Discrimination in Business Lending

February 7, 2019

IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm...

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English as a Second Language Entrepreneurship

English as a Second Language Entrepreneurship

February 5, 2019

Approximately 45 million people living in the United States were born in a foreign country.   Approximately one in five people...

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Recipes for Success as an Entrepreneur

Recipes for Success as an Entrepreneur

January 31, 2019

IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm...

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Selling a Recreational Boating or Fishing Business in Washington

Selling a Recreational Boating or Fishing Business in Washington

January 29, 2019

The Seattle Boat Show opened for its 72nd year last Friday at CenturyLink Field & Event Center and on the...

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream Fulfilled in Pacific Northwest Entrepreneurs

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream Fulfilled in Pacific Northwest Entrepreneurs

January 24, 2019

Monday, the nation proudly celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  One of the lenses that I look at American society...

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How to Succeed in Business like Herb Kelleher

How to Succeed in Business like Herb Kelleher

January 22, 2019

The world lost a visionary entrepreneur recently with the death of Herb Kelleher.   Herb Kelleher was the co-founder of Southwest...

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Top 10 Ways to Increase Business Value

Top 10 Ways to Increase Business Value

January 17, 2019

IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm...

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Manufacturing Sector M&A Transaction Representation

Manufacturing Sector M&A Transaction Representation

January 15, 2019

IBA is commonly recognized as the premier sell side representation mergers & acquisitions firm in the Pacific Northwest to facilitate...

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The Execution Factor by Kim Perell

The Execution Factor by Kim Perell

January 10, 2019

The motivations and practices that lead to achievement have fascinated me as an area of academic study for many years....

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