Company Information

bumsteadMr. Bumstead, our founder, has spent over four decades serving and training others to serve entrepreneurs in four E's of business ownership!

ABC is a member of the largest and most respected professional associations in the industry. Mr. Bumstead, our president, is a member in good standing and holds the highest certifications conferred by the following trade associations:

  • The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) (The largest industry trade association in the world).
  • Mr. Bumstead is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). He has also received the award of Fellow, the highest award bestowed by the industry.
  • Mr. Bumstead is a founding member and former member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI).
  • Mr. Bumstead is a Life Member and former president of the Texas Association of Business Brokers (TABB).

His accomplishments past and present have included:

  • Two university degrees.
  • Series 7 NASD Securities Registration.
  • Texas Securities License.
  • Texas Real Estate Broker License.
  • Colorado Real Estate Broker License.
  • New Mexico Real Estate Broker License.
  • President of local chapter of business consultant association.
  • President of state business consultant association.
  • Member of Board of Directors of local chapter of business consultant association.
  • Member of Board of Directors of state business consultant association.
  • Member of Board of Directors of national business counselor association.
  • Member of The Year of state business consultant association.

He has been professionally certified by:

  • CBC: Certified Business Counselor.
  • CBI: Certified Business Intermediary.
  • Fellow: International Association (the highest honor in the industry).
  • BCB: Board Certified Broker.
  • SBA: Senior Business Analyst.
  • PBC: Primary Business Consultant.
  • MPBC: Master Primary Business Consultant.
  • LPI: Licensed Private Investigator.
  • BEC: Business Enhancement Consultant.
  • MEA: Machinery & Equipment Analyst.
  • LREB: Licensed Real Estate Broker.

Mr. Bumstead has authored over fifteen books and training manuals used in the industry. His most recent are Buying and Selling Businesses, published by John Wiley and Sons, and E4, published by Advocates Press. To download a free copy of this book, click here.

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