Become a Member

Join NOBBA Today!

Becoming a member of the NOBBA is very easy. We invite you to follow the steps to join today and start experiencing the benefits of NOBBA membership as a business broker or associate member.

Steps to Become a Member

  1. Complete the appropriate form.
  2. Contact the NOBBA Office at 330.650.9000 for payment options.

Members of the Northern Ohio Business Brokers Association (NOBBA) can expect to meet and network with business brokers, intermediaries, advisors, financiers, accountants, attorneys, commercial real estate agents, wealth managers, and other business catalysts whose proximity will add value to one’s work within industries such as these.

Member Benefits

  • Educational Activities
  • Networking & Referrals
  • Exposure & Business Listing Platform
  • Co-Brokering Opportunities
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Educational Activities

NOBBA hosts educational events appropriate for our mutual interest in serving the small business community especially in regard to the sale and purchase of businesses. These events are held on the last Wednesday of most months from 11:45am to 1:15pm, at Slyman's Tavern in Independence, where we purchase lunch and network with each other.

Examples of Educational Opportunities:

  • Trends and Technology

  • Current SBA News

  • Legal Updates

  • Accounting Changes

  • Marketing & Advertising

  • Franchising

  • Local Government

  • Case Studies

  • Expert Panels

Networking & Referrals

NOBBA is a great place to meet and network with experienced business advisors from a variety of disciplines. Within the membership of the association one will find a wealth of knowledge and referral opportunities amongst the many brokers, intermediaries, and professional affiliate members. NOBBA’s events are carefully designed to encourage some fun and comradery that becomes fertile ground for referrals. The process of buying and selling businesses requires a team of professionals and NOBBA is a great place to assemble that team.

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Member Profile

All members will be granted a profile page on the website located at so that our membership, as well as the public, may connect with them as needed. Our business broker members will also receive some exposure for their business listing engagements through the well-known web-based business listing service BizBuySell (BBS). Brokers with an existing BBS account need only connect their BBS BrokerWorks accounts to the NOBBA portal and members without a BBS account can also enter their listings.  


Co-Brokering Opportunities

The association also strives to create an environment fertile with opportunities for brokers to co-broke their business offerings. Co-brokering is encouraged but not insisted upon or regulated by the association. It is understood that in the state of Ohio, the decision to co-broker with another of our members is entirely optional and often has as much to do with the relationship between those two brokers as it does the needs of our clients. Brokers will often discuss their business offerings with the association as it is understood that the conversations about these offerings are held in strict confidence. Members and guests are asked to sign statements of Non-disclosure to remind us all of the confidential nature of the majority of our work.

Interesting in joining NOBBA?

Use the links to the right to submit your application then contact the NOBBA Office at 330.650.9000 for a link to make your payment.