Types of businesses we represent:
- Electronic products
- Auto parts
- Many others
Retail shops and restaurants
- Liquor Stores
- Convenience Stores
- Pizza and Sub Shops
- Small Restaurants
- Bars and Taverns
- Dry Cleaners
- Strip Malls and Retail/Commercial properties
- Other specialty retailers
- Electronic and Electrical Equipment
- Metal Industries
- Rubber and plastic
- Auto Repair
- Beauty Salons
- Finance and Banking
- Freight, Moving and Delivery
- Home improvement
- Waste Disposal
Sudbury Business Executive, Peter Goodman
Receives Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) Designation
Sudbury – Peter Goodman, President, of Goodman and Company Business Brokers in Sudbury, MA, received the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI®) designation during IBBA Conference for Professional Development in Las Vegas, NV recently. Business brokers are the intermediaries for owners who want to buy or sell
Business broker transactions – mainly geared to brokering sales of mid-sized and small businesses – are valued at more than
$1.5 billion per year and affect the economic well-being of thousands of communities in the United States and around the world.
Goodman was awarded the CBI designation after demonstrating a superior knowledge about the functions and applications of business brokers services, documenting practical experience, participating in a rigorous curriculum of at least 68 credit hours of Association courses, attending an IBBA Conference for Professional Development, passing a comprehensive examination, and pledging to uphold and practice IBBA’s Code of Ethics. He was presented a plaque certifying the designation by IBBA Chairman Edwin Kan Hing Lee, CBI, CPA, CFA who said Goodman’s achievement is a significant professional accomplishment that identifies him among America’s most highly qualified and credentialed business intermediaries. It is the hallmark of excellence in our profession.
As the singular business broker’s professional association, IBBA advances the professional development of its member brokers, educates potential clients about the value of broker services, and promotes the highest possible standards of ethical conduct. IBBA sponsors national educational programs and conferences twice each year, and cooperates with state and local business communities around the country. IBBA awards the prestigious designation “Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)” to members who demonstrate professional excellence through their broker experience and education, and pass a comprehensive examination.
Additional information is available from Peter Goodman by telephoning 508-395-1988.
He is available on a continuing basis as a source of information and comments about developments affecting the efficient, economical and profitable transfer of business ownership and on economic trends affecting the business community.
About IBBA: Formed in 1983, the International Business Brokers Association is the largest international non-profit association operating exclusively for the benefit of people and firms engaged in the various aspects of business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions. Today, the IBBA has more than 1,900 cooperative business brokers and intermediaries across
The United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. For more information go to: www.ibba.org.
Certified Business Intermediary
(CBI) by the IBBA (International Business Broker Association)
Over 10 years full-time business brokerage experience
Personally sold over 70 businesses
Managed and assisted with many
Previous Business Experience
20 years of small business ownership experience including:
Founder and former CEO of New
England's then largest independent computer dealer
Former COO of one of New England's largest computer distributors
Former co-owner of a 5-store retail computer chain
Former general manager of 3-store retail portable computer chain
What is a CBI?
CBI stands for "Certified Business Intermediary", which is the designation awarded by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) to members who have the required experience, classroom
hours, passed the rigorous IBBA exam and conform to the ethical standards of IBBA.
The IBBA is the largest business brokerage association in the United States.
Anyone can call themselves a business broker, but very few of us
(approximately 5% of all business brokers) hold the CBI designation. At last count,
there were only 10 business brokers with the CBI designation in Massachusetts. Peter Goodman, (Goodman and Company Business
Brokers' president) is a CBI and provides guidance to all of our agents.
Business Brokerage is an unlicensed profession in Massachusetts.
Did you know that you
don't need any experience, training or even a license to call yourself a
business broker in Massachusetts?
Question: When you hire a business broker, how can you be
certain that the person that you choose to sell what is possibly your
most VALUABLE asset has the knowledge, experience, training and ethical
standards to work in a competent manner and GET THE JOB DONE correctly
Answer: The easiest way to know you are dealing with a
professional is to hire one. CBIs have the experience, expertise,
training and standards of professionalism that you can rely on!
Note: Massachusetts law requires that all transactions involving
the sale of real estate must be handled by licensed real estate agents.
Goodman and Company Business Brokers is a licensed real estate company
and all of our agents are licensed real estate brokers or salespersons.
Why should you hire a CBI?
A CBI can help you optimize your transaction by identifying better prospects, clarifying investment potential, and helping you work with the lawyers, accountants and other professionals who will provide the necessary counsel to assure a successful transition of ownership. A CBI is an experienced, proven professional whose claim of competence is supported and documented. A CBI has the proven skills necessary to handle the marketing, negotiations and complex details involved in the purchase or sale of your business.
Goodman and Company Business Brokers feels strongly that being properly educated in the many aspects of business brokerage allows us to provide a higher level of service.
Does it cost more to hire a CBI?
Not at all. At Goodman and Company Business Brokers, we charge rates that are competitive with all business brokers. In many cases we are even less expensive. Our training helps us succeed more often and more quickly, which is good for both of us. There's no reason to charge you any more. We just want an opportunity to serve you.
How can a CBI help?
Every CBI has undergone a specialized course of detailed training, aimed at making the process of buying or selling a business as smooth and worry-free as possible. A CBI brings special qualifications to your needs:
* Membership in IBBA (the largest and most prominent business brokerage organization in the United States), an international association serving the business brokerage industry. Every CBI is part of a network of professionals.
* Successful completion of courses leading to the Certified Business Intermediary designation -- one of the most successful intermediary educational programs in the country. Every CBI is a professional equipped with special expertise as a result of advanced study in selling, investment, taxes, valuation, divestitures, exit strategies, and more.
* A history of demonstrated sales performance through the documented execution of business sales transactions.
What special qualifications does a CBI bring to my transaction?
A CBI has these distinctive credentials:
* A higher level of education and training.
Professional affiliation with hundreds of other intermediaries on the local and national levels.
*Use of IBBA standard practices, such as in financial analysis,
marketing and agreements. We bring a higher level of professionalism to
all aspects of your business sale process.
* The most current industry information with respect to taxes, investment, legislation and other areas of critical importance.
* Local market knowledge - special expertise unique to your area.
What are the CBI Requirements?
Education - A CBI must complete a minimum of 68 class hours of business brokerage courses offered exclusively through the IBBA
and attend regular IBBA conferences and workshops throughout the United
States. A CBI must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development through continuing education and periodic
Experience - Competence in the application of knowledge gained through practical experience. A CBI must have a combined minimum of three years experience and education in business brokerage.
Knowledge - A high degree of knowledge garnered through the completion of required courses and the passing of their respective examinations.
Examination - The successful completion of a comprehensive examination.
Ethics - A thorough knowledge of, and adherence to, the IBBA's Code of