Become a FNBC Office Owner

“The Great American Dream”…
Owning your own business brokerage agency can be a fascinating, rewarding career. Business brokers are instrumental in helping business buyers and sellers participate in free enterprise, commonly referred to as “The Great American Dream”. Business brokers not only list and sell businesses and franchises (much like Realtors list and sell real estate); business brokers also assist business buyers and sellers with all aspects of the acquisition process.

It is estimated that over 1,000,000 different businesses experience a change in ownership every year nationwide, in towns and cities large and small, and business brokers are commonly involved in many of those transactions, for which the broker receives an attractive fee and/or commission.  For more information on owning your own business brokerage, please register with this site. 

First National Business Corporation(FNBCTM)…

FNBCTM has been successfully involved in the business brokerage business since 1982. During that time, our principals have worked as commissioned agents and have listed and sold thousands of different businesses. We have created a systematic approach to business brokerage and licensed others to take advantage of our reputation and experience.


Licensing Program for New Offices…

FNBCTM acts as a consultant/mentor/coach, providing business brokerage agency owners and prospective agency owners with advice on starting and/or managing every aspect of a business brokerage agency. 

Each FNBCTM licensee is an independent, locally managed, full service business brokerage, owned 100% by individual entrepreneurs/investors/partnerships who enjoy being involved in brokering businesses of all kinds, all sizes, and all prices. For details on how you might own your own business brokerage, please
register with this site.


The FNBCTM Licensing  Program includes the following services:



For those entrepreneurs who wish to establish/start up and own a new business brokerage agency in your town/city/territory, FNBCTM offers complete “turn-key” advisory services through our “License Agreement”, which allows the entrepreneur/prospective affiliate office owner the following benefits:

  • You can become a brokerage owner, licensed by FNBCTM to utilize our comprehensive operating/marketing/advertising systems in your own local business brokerage.
  • You are able to access FNBC'sTM expertise in researching the potential of the geographic area in which you might like to open a business brokerage agency;
  • FNBCTM offers consulting about whether you should open a one-man agency or a multiple-agent agency.
  • We cooperate in helping with the development of your business plan, monthly and long range operating budget guidelines, and agency opening/start up  time scheduling
  • You are able to take advantage of FNBC'sTM office design/office locating advisory services, including advice on negotiating with office property landlords in your area to arrange terms that will help your profitability, and how to arrange leasehold improvements for the office space you choose
  • You receive assistance from FNBCTM on equipping/furnishing your new office
  • FNBCTM designs and provides your agency, at no extra charge, a professional web site, which is integrated into’s master site, and can also be used by you as a “stand alone” site. Your site will not only generate seller and buyer leads year round for your agency, but also serves as a terrific “public relations tool” for use with lawyers, accountants, bankers and other influential contacts. Click "affiliated offices" to see examples of agency sites.
  • Inclusion of your agency in FNBC'sTM internet marketing system, the most complete, successful internet buyer lead generating system in the entire business brokerage industry.
  • Our providing “hands-on” assistance in recruiting/hiring/training/supervising the agents you plan to employ
  • Our assistance in recruiting/hiring/training your new agency’s administrative and secretarial staff, with headquarters trainers who will train them in your office, at no extra charge;
  • Free access to FNBC'sTM extensive library of multi-dimensional advertising samples/ads/advice/systems
  • Your receiving in-person training on agency office management,  which covers every aspect of the electronic systems we recommend
  • Free use by your agency, agents and administrative staff of FNBC'sTM  email system (making it unnecessary for any of your staff to each have their own email accounts anywhere)
  • Free use of our “tried and proven” lead control systems, web site management and office operations guidelines
  • FNBCTM advertises your agency’s listings on our award winning web site, which is our all time top generator of buyer leads, at no extra charge to your office
  • FNBCTM advertises your agency’s listings on nearly 300 other “business opportunity” and newspaper web sites,  including managing the advertising of your  listings on all the major sites, with FNBCTM performing all the changes, deletions and updates needed to keep your internet marketing effort up to date and professionally managed
  • FNBC'sTM Central Service Bureau receives, sorts and electronically distributes the tens of thousands of business buyer leads we receive from those sites annually (with each buyer lead being distributed to the agency which listed the business the buyer is inquiring about), as part of our “no extra charge” service to you.
  • FNBCTM provides each licensee with ongoing, year round marketing and management advisories, conference call meetings, and on-site visits to your brokerage by headquarters trainers,  at no extra charge, covering every aspect of successful agency management, client relations, agent hiring, training and supervision guidelines, and providing you with access to our powerful marketing and advertising systems and “insider secrets”, which the licensed agency can access “on demand”, year round, at no extra charge.
  • Availability of telemarketing services, whereby business owners are telephoned on your agency’s behalf, asking the business owners if they would agree to an appointment to discuss allowing your agency to list/market their business. In recent years our telemarketing for licensed offices has generated over 60,000 seller leads, which have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in sales for our affiliated agencies. 

    You may access these telemarketing services, “on demand”, year round, by ordering as many or as few hours as you wish, which is charged to your office for the hours ordered.
  • FNBCTM makes available to your office dozens of franchise listings that you can market in your area, in addition to marketing the hundreds of non-franchise listings listed by our other licensed offices, and marketing those listed by your office. FNBC provides training in franchise marketing for all of FNBC'sTM licensed offices and agents.
  • You will be affiliated with our other offices nationwide, and be able to co-broker with those offices, and be able to network with these other licensed office owners. 
  • Your office will be included in our ongoing involvement in Mergers & Acquisitions activities, whereby our offices are listing and marketing larger businesses. FNBCTM provides regular training for our offices and agents on M&A issues.
  • You will be provided with other helpful consulting/training services from  FNBCTM that are designed to help you, your agents and administrative personnel, not only be successful, but, perhaps most important, be content and happy with your involvement with the FNBCTM network of premier business brokerage offices.

For more details on FNBC'sTM Licensed Office Program, and information on how we might help you own your own business brokerage, register with this site.

Alliances with established business brokerage and/or real estate agencies.

This program is for owners of business brokerage agencies and/or real estate agencies which are already
established and are operating your own agency, but would like to add the power of affiliating with FNBCTM.

FNBCTM offers its Licensed Office Program to these established agencies and allows them to join the FNBCTM network of premier brokerages and utilize our menu of services.  

For those owners of established brokerage agencies, who might wish to join FNBC'sTM network, you would join by executing our “License Agreement”, and receive the same benefits as the start up licensees, and you would be able to utilize all of the same services.



FNBCTM grants exclusive rights to the use of our systems in a given town/city/territory/state, depending on the size territory an owner is interested in controlling.



Owners of established agencies, who wish to join the FNBCTM network may request a comprehensive analysis of your agency by qualified FNBCTM professionals, to determine a plan for the integration of your agency into the FNBCTM brokerage system. This analysis is optional, and is not required, but is highly recommended, as a useful tool to confirm the ways FNBC'sTM systems may improve your listing inventory, sales, income, in-place systems, and/or closing ratios.



  • Surveys of business brokerage offices show that most of the non-FNBCTM agencies in the USA actually sell about 20% of their listings annually, due to inadequate packaging and/or unrealistic pricing, and/or ineffective/un-aggressive marketing and/or weak advertising of their listings.
  • FNBC'sTM high-compliance offices have an over 20 year history of successfully selling 60% or more of the listings we’ve listed over the years, based on our unique, detail oriented, “full disclosure” professional  packaging, “market reality” pricing, aggressive advertising and positive, energetic marketing systems.
  • FNBCTM licensed offices have specialized for decades in being ultra effective arrangers of financing for the acquisitions we broker. We know that our dedication to making sure that our agents and agencies are “financing experts”, highly trained in all the nuances of financing basics, is a huge contributor to our superior closing ratios.
  • FNBCTM agents have arranged over $500,000,000 in small business loans to date for buyers who acquired businesses listed with our licensed offices.
  • We are proud of our reputation, in all the cities in which we have licensed offices, of having an absence of complaints with the Better Business Bureaus  and a spotless record with the various real estate commissions in every state where we operate.
  • The FNBCTM “Comprehensive Agent Training Program”, consisting of 4 ½ days of in-person training in listing, selling and financing businesses and franchises, which each agent in every licensed office is urged to attend, is without equal as a training system in the business brokerage industry.
  • In addition, FNBCTM provides year round advisories on every aspect of listing, selling and financing businesses and franchises, and on managing/owning a successful business brokerage office.


FNBCTM is dedicated to being “the best we can be”, to providing a high level of service to our affiliates, clients, customers, and associates, with low risk for the business buyers and sellers who use our services, and to providing a professional environment that is enjoyable and rewarding for everyone. If you’d like to affiliate with an organization that will absolutely set you apart from the competition we hope to hear from you soon.