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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.




Reasons to Buy a New Franchise

Reasons to Buy a New Franchise

January 8, 2019

The knowledgeable & experienced business sale intermediaries at IBA, the oldest business brokerage firm serving the middle market in the...

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2019 Goal Fulfillment as an Entrepreneur

2019 Goal Fulfillment as an Entrepreneur

January 3, 2019

The calendar for Christmas & New Year’s in 2018 produced successive four-day weekends for many individuals.  This combined block of...

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Selling a Business in 2019 for the Highest Market Value

Selling a Business in 2019 for the Highest Market Value

December 26, 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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Factors that Impact Buyer Demand and Price for a Business

Factors that Impact Buyer Demand and Price for a Business

December 20, 2018

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Selection of an Entity for a Business Acquisition or Start-Up?

Selection of an Entity for a Business Acquisition or Start-Up?

December 18, 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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Mike Luitgaarden Named IBA’s 2018 Broker of the Year

Mike Luitgaarden Named IBA’s 2018 Broker of the Year

December 14, 2018

IBA held its last corporate meeting of 2018 at the Bellevue Club on December 13, 2018.  The meeting celebrated IBA’s...

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CURT MAIER EARNS CFB DESIGNATION FROM THE FRANCHISE BROKERS ASSOCIATION

CURT MAIER EARNS CFB DESIGNATION FROM THE FRANCHISE BROKERS ASSOCIATION

December 12, 2018

PRESS RELEASE CURT MAIER EARNS CFB DESIGNATION FROM THE FRANCHISE BROKERS ASSOCIATION ORLANDO, FL  (November 30, 2018) – The Franchise...

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The Value in Hiring a Local, Well Established, Large Business Brokerage Firm

The Value in Hiring a Local, Well Established, Large Business Brokerage Firm

December 11, 2018

Local newspaper readership has been in decline for many years.  Today less than 1/3 of the populations in the Seattle,...

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Maximizing Value in a Business Sale

Maximizing Value in a Business Sale

December 6, 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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Paine Field a “Once in a Lifetime” Business Opportunity

Paine Field a “Once in a Lifetime” Business Opportunity

December 4, 2018

Paine Field will begin offering commercial air service to eight destinations on February 11, 2019.  The airport, to be exclusively...

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Succession Planning for a Family Business

Succession Planning for a Family Business

November 27, 2018

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Support a Local Entrepreneur November 24 Shop Local

Support a Local Entrepreneur November 24 Shop Local

November 20, 2018

November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday, an important date at the end of the federally recognized National Entrepreneurs Month...

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