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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.




Motivations to Buy a Business

Motivations to Buy a Business

July 17, 2018

Motivations to Buy a Business One of my favorite summer songs is “Centerfield” by John Fogerty.  The chorus of the...

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Business Sale Values – Dreams, Expectations, and Reality   

Business Sale Values – Dreams, Expectations, and Reality  

July 10, 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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American Freedom & Opportunity

American Freedom & Opportunity

July 3, 2018

This week on July 4th millions of United States citizens will celebrate 242 years of freedom with picnics and backyard...

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Why 2018 Could be a Perfect Time to Sell or Buy a Business

Why 2018 Could be a Perfect Time to Sell or Buy a Business

June 26, 2018

Why 2018 Could be a Perfect Time to Sell or Buy a Business American hero & astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, famously...

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Timing the Sale of a Business

Timing the Sale of a Business

June 19, 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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Professional Collaboration in the Sale of a Business

Professional Collaboration in the Sale of a Business

June 12, 2018

The three most common goals of an entrepreneur selling a business are traditionally to achieve the highest possible market value,...

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What Buyers and Sellers should know about SBA Financing

What Buyers and Sellers should know about SBA Financing

June 5, 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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Evaluating & Improving Sales Department Performance Post Business Acquisition

Evaluating & Improving Sales Department Performance Post Business Acquisition

May 31, 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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Unforeseen Problems in the Sale of a Business to a Third Party

Unforeseen Problems in the Sale of a Business to a Third Party

May 29, 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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Gregory Kovsky, President & CEO of IBA, on Lifestyle Business Owner Radio

Gregory Kovsky, President & CEO of IBA, on Lifestyle Business Owner Radio

May 22, 2018

IBA President & CEO, Gregory Kovsky, was the featured guest on the Lifestyle Business Owner Radio (www.lboacademy.com/p/radio) hosted by Aaron...

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The Value of Local Representation in the Sale of a Business

The Value of Local Representation in the Sale of a Business

May 15, 2018

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Selling a Business due to Health, Death, or Partnership Breakup

Selling a Business due to Health, Death, or Partnership Breakup

May 8, 2018

Selling a Business due to Health, Death, or Partnership Breakup Entrepreneurs contact IBA for professional representation in the sale of...

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