Accelerating business acumen + business growth™

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Who We Are

We are business advisory thought leaders, innovators, creators, connectors, educators, influencers, strategists, warriors, communicators, profit generators, career builders, and more.

Our Members

IBA members are geared towards all types of professionals who provide value-added business advice in some capacity. Our members include accountants, attorneys, bankers, management consultants, private equity operators, and more. We empower our members to strengthen on-the-job skills, accelerate careers, effectively advise clients, and help companies thrive. We equip our members to expand their business acumen and to broaden their business advice beyond their current technical niche (i.e., “technical comfort zone”, “technical swimlane”, etc.). The data shows clients want their professional advisors to be broad-based and strategic-oriented business advisors who can provide value beyond a specific niche area.  In summary, we help our members become better, broader, and best-in-class business advisors and professionals. IBA membership categories include individual and corporate.

Our Mission

The IBA’s mission is to provide a forum for business acumen education, knowledge sharing, practice development, and advocacy of the highest ethical and best practices in business advisory. 

Our Vision

To be the leading resource for developing, equipping, connecting, certifying, and supporting the world’s best business professionals and advisors.

Our Tagline

“Accelerating business acumen + business growth™” 

Our CCGA Designation

The IBA is the only organization to offer the CCGA™Certified Corporate Growth Advisor™ – credential that equips individuals to become business advisor extraordinaires.

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Top 3 Benefits of Belonging to the IBA + MBA-in-a-Box

The Institute of Business Advisors is your partner for accelerating your professional and business advisory skillset, mindset, and career. When you join the IBA you become an important part of our global community, gain access to our online learning & development platform known as MBA-in-a-Box, gain free access to IBA’s core training classes, receive discounts on our exclusive level-up training courses & certifications, receive the IBA e-newsletter, gain access to our network, our logo, and more. Discover what’s at the heart of member value.

 

1. Learning & Growing

 

2. Networking & Connecting

 

3. Savings & Discounts

Top 10 Ideas to Maximize Your IBA + MBA-in-a-Box Membership

The following represents 10 ways to maximize your IBA + MBA-in-a-Box membership. Generally speaking, these ideas apply whether you have an individual or corporate membership. We encourage you to explore additional ways to optimize your IBA competitive advantage!

 

  • Add IBA membership credentials to your resume and professional bio (Linked-In, company website, proposals, etc.)
  • Use MBA-in-a-Box as a learning & development resource (review one library document per week, have “Lunch & Learns,” create a “Book Club”, etc.)
  • Use MBA-in-a-Box to set professional development goals (read 10 book summaries; read 5 case studies; read 5 content pieces on strategies for business growth; become white belt lean six sigma certified, etc.)
  • Use MBA-in-a-Box to identify value-added ideas and insights for clients/prospects/colleagues and for your newsletter/social media
  • Incorporate IBA membership credentials into your marketing materials, proposals, website, and thought leadership
  • Leverage the IBA membership as a unique recruiting and retention tool; and provide rewards for certain levels of employee engagement
  • Use the MBA-in-a-Box resources to help enhance, expand, or develop new advisory service offerings
  • Leverage the MBA-in-a-Box library to become a better networker, rainmaker, communicator, speaker, and advisor
  • Take various core training courses which are free and part of the IBA’s learning management system
  • Level-up your training/certifications by taking: Business Advisor Bootcamp, Business Book Bootcamp, MBA-in-a-Day™, Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma, or becoming a Certified Corporate Growth Advisor™
Grow SALES

Grow SKILLS

Grow your business advisory skills.

Grow Profits

Grow NETWORK

Grow your business advisory network.

Grow People

Grow TOOLS

Grow your business advisory tool box.

Grow Digital

Grow SELF

Grow your career and confidence.

Grow SALES

Grow SALES

Learn top strategies to grow sales.

Grow Profits

Grow PROFITS

Learn top techniques to grow profits.

Grow People

Grow PEOPLE

Learn top strategies to grow people.

Grow Digital

Grow PROCESS

Learn business process improvement.

Grow SALES

Grow DIGITAL

Learn top strategies to grow digitally.

Grow Profits

Grow STRATEGY

Learn proven and powerful strategies.

Grow Digital

Grow M&A

Learn top tips for mergers & acquisitions.

Grow People

Grow INNOVATION

Learn top ideas to grow innovation.

Grow SALES

Grow QUICK WINS

Learn low-hanging fruit ideas and strategies.

Grow Profits

Grow ANALYSIS

Grow financial analysis tools and methods.

Grow Digital

Grow SOFT SKILLS

Grow your communication and soft skills.

Grow People

Grow TRAINING

Access to value-added training and tools.


Our MBA-in-a-Box resources and level-up training both include and synergistically integrate many of the same ideas, tools, frameworks, principles, and strategies used by top consulting firms (McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Accenture, Deloitte); taught by top MBA schools and top-selling business books; and employed by continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma.