American Business Appraisers National Network is a consortium of independent business appraisal firms that cooperate on personal, professional, marketing, practice management, and technical matters.  National Business Valuation Services, Inc. is the Dallas/North Texas affiliate firm.

American Business Appraisers National Network’s goals are to:

  • Be a community of advanced business valuation practitioners dedicated to professional and related personal sharing, learning, mutual assistance, and camaraderie,
  • Represent a brand of national-class business appraisal excellence,
  • Be apolitical with respect to the industry, people, organizations and issues, and
  • Meet each individual member’s needs by reinforcing each member’s marketing, technical and practice management expertise.

Our membership in the American Business Appraisers National Network provides resources and advice from other nationally known valuation experts, enabling us to effectively execute virtually any business valuation assignment.

For more information, please visit the American Business Appraisers National Network website.

The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists.

For more information, please visit the American Society of Appraisers website.

AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting Membership is also available to accounting students and CPA candidates. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.

For more information, please visit the AICPA website.

The Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) is the oldest professional society devoted solely to the appraisal of closely-held businesses.  Established in 1978, the institute is a pioneer in business appraisal education and professional excellence in the field of business appraisal.

For more information, please visit the Institute of Business Appraisers website.

NEBB Institute provides USPAP compliant training for certified machinery and equipment appraisers to business owners, bankers, accountants/CPAs, attorneys, lenders, and appraisers.  Based on comprehensive and intensive study of valuing machinery and equipment, business professionals pass an extensive examination and earn the professional designation of Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA).

For more information, please visit the NEBB Institute website.

The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA) is the premiere International Organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. Formed in 1998 to bring together CPAs, attorneys and other experienced corporate financial advisors, AM&AA’s 750+ professional services firms – including some of the most highly recognized leaders in the industry—draw upon their combined transactional expertise to better serve the needs of their middle market clients worldwide.

For more information, please visit the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors website.

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions.

Today ACG stands at more than 12,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe.

Leaders in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms focused on building value in their organizations belong to ACG. They recognize the multiple benefits of networking within an influential community of executives growing public and private companies worldwide

For more information, please visit the Association for Corporate Growth website.

The Institute of Certified Business Counselors is a professional association that is devoted to enhancing the knowledge and professionalism of business advisors.  Service, integrity and fair play are the basic fundamentals of ICBC members who are known for their candor in sharing knowledge and techniques.  Members providing advisory services in many different disciplines are united by a focus on the continuation of businesses through improved operations, profits or a change of ownership.  The different disciplines that are represented by the membership include investment bankers, estate planners, accountants, attorneys, appraisers, business brokers, mergers and acquisition experts, and business consulting specialties associated with business transactions and effective management.

For more information, please visit the Institute of Certified Business Counselors website.

TABB-LogoTABB is a not-for-profit professional association representing the business brokerage profession in Texas. The association is the oldest statewide business broker trade association in the country.

For more information, please visit the Texas Association of Business Brokers website.

The North Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders purpose is to serve and support the small business lending community of North Texas by partnering with government agencies and their affiliates to further provide training and networking through our associated membership.

For more information, please visit the  North Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders website.

NagglNAGGL (National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders) serves the needs and represents the interests of the SBA lending community as they finance a wide variety of Main Street small business needs through SBA’s primary loan program. Our members expand access to capital for job-creating startups and existing small businesses nationwide. NAGGL has helped to grow the industry and the small business sector by helping the 7(a) program to flourish—burgeoning from $1 billion in 1984 to $19 billion in FY 2014 loans to entrepreneurs.

For more information, please visit the NAGGL website.

commercial finance associationThe Commercial Finance Association’s Southwest Chapter is the trade group for commercial finance companies, factors, banks and other financing agencies engaged in the asset-based financial services industry of the Southwestern United States. We are a Regional Chapter of the Commercial Finance Association, the CFA serves the asset-based financial services industry on an international, national, regional, and local basis.

For more information, please visit the  Commercial Finance Association website.

The North Texas Estate Planning Council ensures a standard of excellence in the profession of estate planning and to promote the team approach for estate planning professionals in law, accounting, insurance, financial planning, business valuation and trust management through:
(1)belief in and adherence to the highest standards of ethics,
(2)demonstrated professional competence,
(3)commitment to continued development of knowledge and expertise, and
(4)responsibility to clients and to the art/science of the estate planning process.

For more information, please visit the Estate Planning Council of North Texas website.

The Dallas Estate Planning Council strives to foster understanding of the proper relationship between the functions of the disciplines and to encourage co-operation of persons acting under those disciplines. This web site will provide our members with new services and opportunities to share resources and information not only with our own members but also with other estate planning councils throughout the country.

For more information, please visit the Dallas Estate Planning Council website.

logo_NACVA_smallThe National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) supports the users of business and intangible asset valuation services and financial forensic services, including damages determinations of all kinds and fraud detection and prevention, by training and certifying financial professionals in these disciplines. NACVA training includes Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit and is available to both members and non-members.

For more information, please visit the NACVA website.

international society of business appraisersThe International Society of Business Appraisers goal is to provide you with the education you need to learn why and how ISBA is different from other associations. What sets ISBA apart from others? We are dedicated to upholding and promoting “best practices” to educate, certify, service and support professionals in the BUSINESS VALUATION profession.  Brian Wendler currently serves on the Education Committee for the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA).

For more information, please visit the ISBA website.