AZBBA is the leading membership organization in the State of Arizona serving the needs of Business Brokers and Merger & Acquisition professionals. As a member of AZBBA, you can gain access to a wealth of opportunities that are available that can help you expand your industry knowledge, meet and share the experience with other industry professionals, and improve the revenue and profits of your business brokerage business. Becoming a member is a great way to gain exposure within the whole industry, network with other business professionals, receive an excellent education, and grow. Members adhere to a specific set of Ethics and Professional Standards which strives to produce a high level of confidence to the general public by encouraging adherence to a strict code of ethics.
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AZBBA membership provides its members with a host of benefits, including three very important benefits.
The AZBBA’s official website (www.azbba.org) is one of the most effective tools for promoting our members businesses for sale. The association invests heavily to promote its website to business buyers and sellers which means increased traffic and responses to member listings. Since listings placed on the association website are absolutely free to members, just this benefit alone can easily pay for a member’s annual dues.
The opportunity to network and promote listings to other members has been a hallmark of the association’s numerous programs since its inception. Frequent meetings, newsletters, social events , and conferences, encourage and promote communication between our members.
Members of the association are highly encouraged to co-broke listings with other members. Co-brokering (similar to in residential real estate where one broker may represent the buyer and another broker represents the seller) allows a business for sale listing to gain maximum exposure to more potential buyers thus increasing the opportunity for a seller to receive the highest possible price when selling their business.
One of the important and unique programs offered by AZBBA is the education courses it offers leading to the Certified Business Broker (CBB) Designation. The designation is awarded exclusively to regular members of the AZBBA who have met the education and experience requirements set forth by the AZBBA.
Buyers and Sellers of businesses can identify and rely on this designation as evidence that our members are trained professional in the field of business brokerage who have committed to continuing education.
One of the most important benefits of membership in the AZBBA is its continuous and intensive focus on the promotion of education for its members. The Association believes that investing in the continuing education of our members, improves the overall stature of the business brokerage industry in Arizona as well as helping our members boost their overall ability to serve the best interests of our clients- the buyers and sellers of business in Arizona.
The Association accomplishes this goal in several ways, including:
Regularly Scheduled Meetings – AZBBA holds regularly scheduled meetings and a key focus of these meetings is continuing education. This includes, guest speakers, panel discussions and education classes.
AZBBA School of Real Estate & Business Brokerage – The AZBBA has chartered its own professional school, the only one of its kind in Arizona, devoted exclusively to business brokerage. The School’s main goal is to develop courses that not only would meet the Brokers’ educational need but would also qualify for Arizona Department of Real Estate Continuing Education Credit. This means classes taken through the school can be applied to a brokers required renewal classes.
Annual Educational Conference – Each year, the Association sponsors a conference and trade show for the benefit of its members. This well attended event includes three days of educational classes aimed at expanding the knowledge of its members and providing you with tools to help increase revenues and profitability of your business.
AZBBA invites all individuals involved in the Business Brokerage community to join and become actively involved in both its growth and its value to our members as well as those we represent. We promote professionalism and ethical excellence within our industry thereby enabling our members to serve our clients more effectively. Please read the “Member Benefits” to find out even more regarding the many benefits that we have to offer.