No Coast Business Advisors Co-Founder Jethro Hopkins Earns CBI Designation

Co-founder and owner of No Coast Business Advisors (, Jethro Hopkins, recently completed all requirements necessary to become Nebraska’s only business broker to hold the elite Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation, awarded by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). The CBI is a prestigious designation exclusive to the IBBA that identifies an experienced and dedicated business broker. Designation requirements include completing a minimum of 68 class hours of brokerage courses; attending one IBBA Annual Conference; passing at least 10 exams, including a comprehensive CBI exam; and remaining an active IBBA Member in Good Standing.

Jethro started privately offering his expertise to business owners who came to him for consulting, until he eventually made the decision in 2015 to liquidate his other business assets and start brokering full time publicly through No Coast Business Advisors. Along with his current business partner, Jeff Dousharm, Jethro helps business owners to succeed, whether that means selling a business, finding them an investor/business partner, or helping them find the funding required to take the next step.

No Coast Business Advisors operates nationally, assisting both sellers and buyers to reach their goals. Their brokers are trained and equipped to help with valuations, the listing and promotion of a business to its target audience, the selection and presentation of businesses that fit a buyer’s criteria, the closing process, and more. For more information, visit To congratulate Jethro on his achievement, call (402) 217-3252 or email