Linn Crader serves as the president of Business Transition Services, an acquisition and mergers firm in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and focuses on maximizing clients’ transactions. An active participant in the business community, Linn Crader maintains membership with the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). The IBBA holds a variety of educational summits that help business professionals further their knowledge on topics such as pricing businesses and closing deals.
IBBA’s three-day learning seminar and online course provide guidance on how to properly price a business and increase their chances of closing more deals through accurate values and quicker sales. The seminar features a blended learning structure that consists of two live courses and one online course, which total to 32 credit hours. Courses include Analyzing and Recasting Financials, Introduction to Pricing Small Businesses, and Pricing Small Businesses.
Business brokers who participate in the seminar may also acquire a CBI bundle package that enables them to receive the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) credential. A gold standard in the industry, CBI designation signifies a commitment to professionalism, ethics, and education. The CBI bundle package covers the CBI application fee and includes six additional IBBA online courses designed to fulfill CBI elective course requirements. It also consists of passes for the IBBA 2018 Conference and an annual IBBA membership.
The Pricing and Recasting Educational Summit will take place on October 8 through October 10, 2017.