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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 250 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 indicated 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.




Why Only a Business Broker with a Real Estate License Should be Used to Sell a Business

Why Only a Business Broker with a Real Estate License Should be Used to Sell a Business

January 16, 2018

Business brokerage is often considered the “Wild West” of real estate.  Many residential & commercial real estate companies do not...

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How To Buy A Business With Your Family & Not Fall Out

How To Buy A Business With Your Family & Not Fall Out

January 12, 2018

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 Business in 2018 for the Highest Market Value

Selling a Business in 2018 for the Highest Market Value

January 3, 2018

The holiday season is often a time to assess company performance during the previous year and set goals for the...

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Criteria & Considerations Sought in a SBA backed Business Acquisition Loan

Criteria & Considerations Sought in a SBA backed Business Acquisition Loan

December 27, 2017

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

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Business Sales by Owner – FSBO Transactions

Business Sales by Owner – FSBO Transactions

December 20, 2017

The characteristics of a successful entrepreneur include confidence in their decision-making ability, excellent business acumen, and prudent deployment of financial...

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Matching Seller Expectations & Market Value in a Business Sale

Matching Seller Expectations & Market Value in a Business Sale

December 8, 2017

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

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What Could Go Wrong When Transferring Business Ownership to Employees?

What Could Go Wrong When Transferring Business Ownership to Employees?

December 5, 2017

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

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Fundamentals to Selling a Business Fast

Fundamentals to Selling a Business Fast

November 28, 2017

Russell Wilson has led the Seattle Seahawks to more come from behind 4th quarter & overtime victories than any prior...

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Small Business Entrepreneurship in America

Small Business Entrepreneurship in America

November 20, 2017

This Thanksgiving holiday as you drive over the river & through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner with...

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Investing or Buying a Cannabis Business

Investing or Buying a Cannabis Business

November 15, 2017

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 Distribution or Wholesale Company

Selling A Distribution or Wholesale Company

November 8, 2017

Holiday retail sales in November & December of 2016 exceeded $655 billion in the United States.  This year retail sales...

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Converting Accounts Receivable (AR) into Cash

Converting Accounts Receivable (AR) into Cash

November 1, 2017

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

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