Business Brokers of Florida is a non profit association made up of the leading business brokerage companies and agents throughout the state of Florida. It is the largest state business broker association in the country, and the second largest association of business brokers in the world. Members of BBF must demonstrate their expertise and ability in business brokerage when applying for membership. Once accepted as a member they must adhere to a strict code of ethics. In addition to business brokers other members of the association include leading attorneys specializing in business closings, accountants, financial planners, appraisers and various financial institutions specializing in business loans. Currently there are four districts in the state of Florida, they are as follows: The largest is South Florida followed by Tampa Bay / Southwest Florida, Central Florida and finally North Florida. Each district has its own officers and directors which governs the local area and enforces the BBF Policies, rules and regulations to its members. Each district sends representatives to be members of the state executive committee (which elects the state officers) from the committee members. The state executive committee operates under the association by laws, and is the administrative board of the association. Currently the association has approximately 1,400 members, has over 6,000 listings and maintains a database of over 8,000 sold businesses for market data comparisons.
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The US Small Business Administration Web Site.
The official site of the state of Florida. Links to sites to incorporte and register as well as other licensing information.