The Path to Business Growth

Growing a business is hard. Sometimes it makes sense to have help. Whether you’re short on time, money or the right staff, we can help.

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Exiting A Business

Exiting your business can be done in many ways. Your odds of leaving with positive results go up dramatically with a plan.

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Selling A Business

Selling your business is a major decision! You've devoted your time, money, energy, into building, running, and operating your business.

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Buying a Business

Buying a business can be a complicated procedure, from finding the right one to working out all the details required for a smooth transfer of ownership.

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Duke Business Advisors

Where are you in your business lifecycle? In the privately held business world, most of the wealth of the majority of business owners, is tied up in the illiquid value of their business. So logically, it makes sense to treat your business as an investment, rather than just a job.  Unfortunately, that is too often not the case.

With the end goal of helping owners of privately held businesses to generate more savings and improve their lifestyles, Duke Business Advisors offers the following services:

·         Business Value Growth Consulting for owners with growth or profitability challenges

·         Owner Exit Strategy Planning for owners wanting a more profitable exit in the next few years

·         Business Sales Services for owners wanting to sell or transfer their businesses in the near future

At Duke Business Advisors we provide comprehensive business services wherever you are in your business lifecycle.

Business Life Cycle

Value Growth Consulting

If your business is struggling or just not performing as you would like, we offer value growth consulting. This is important to make your life better now by providing more personal time and money as well as to prepare for that day when you want to or need to turn your illiquid business investment liquid. Remember your business is likely your largest investment.  Doesn't it make sense to nurture and grow the value of your largest investment the same as you would any other investment?

We combine our hands-on and proven experience with cutting-edge techniques and technology such as the Value Builder System ™, CoreValue Business Value Growth System and The OwnersPath, our free 12 key element business success assessment, to provide an option for business growth and valuation enhancement in Charlotte that is simply unrivaled.

Exit Planning

At some point, every business owner leaves their business. Just as starting and operating a business, doing so with a well-thought-out plan increases the likelihood of success. Exiting a business is no different. A well-thought-out, intentional exit plan is much more likely to result in choosing the optimal exit approach tailored to your individual goals and likely maximize the dollars you leave with.

Business Broker/Merger & Acquisition Services

Selling your business is a major decision! You have devoted your time, money, and energy into building, running, and operating your business. It may well represent your life's work. If you are like most business owners, your business represents the largest part of your wealth. If you have already decided that now is the right time to sell, you want the very best professional guidance you can get. This is when working in tandem with a professional business broker or M&A Professional can make the difference between just getting rid of the business and selling it for the very best price and terms! Duke Business Advisors is available to help you evaluate your business’ sell-ability and assess the value the marketplace would put on your business. Then we can help you all the way through the process to closing.

 

From Our Blog

Thinking About Succession Planning

If you haven’t been thinking about succession planning, the bottom line is that you should be. In the February 20, 2019 Divestopia article, “All Companies Need to Look at Succession Planning,” author Brad Cherniak examines the importance of succession planning. Owning and/or operating a business can be a great deal…

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The Factors That Determine and Improve Business Value

The value of a privately held businesses typically comes down to a simple equation – Profit times a Multiple equals business value. The multiple depends on the operational strength of the business as measured on both internal and external factors. Duke Business Advisors uses a tool developed at MIT and endorsed by The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)

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Could the Red-Hot Market for Businesses Be Cooling Down

The economy is red hot, and that fact is translating over to lots of activity in businesses being sold.  However, it is possible that this record-breaking number of sales could cool down in the near future. In a recent article in Inc. entitled, “The Hot Market for Businesses is Likely…

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