Duke Business Advisors

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22415 Market Street,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28031 (View Map)

About the Company

Broker Biography

Steve Duke CBI CFC CVBA (704) 953-5608


Steve Duke is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also earned a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The Lally School of Management and Technology.

In his business career, he held a variety of roles in Fortune 100 aerospace companies, including engineering, business development, program management, and general management, where he was responsible for profit and loss of a $200MM high technology business. As an entrepreneur, he owned and sold a small marketing services business, as well as a Chief Operating Officer for a start-up consumer products company.

Services Provided

Business brokerage services:

• Analyzing your business to determine the Most Probable Selling Price (MPSP)
• Assessing your business to determine its “sellability”
• Preparing a Confidential Information Memorandum of your business
• Placing “blind” ads on numerous business sales websites
• Contacting select potential buyers when appropriate
• Screening potential buyers through NDAs, buyer profiles and conversations
• Preparing you for buyer meetings and conference calls
• Addressing potential buyer questions
• Guiding the potential buyer in submitting an Offer to Purchase or Letter of Intent
• Facilitating due diligence after an Offer to Purchase
• Assisting potential buyers with financing through nationwide lender contacts
• Referring and working with business attorneys, CPAs and tax advisors
• Facilitating closing

Franchise Consulting services:

As a member of the International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) and a Certified Franchise Consultant I can help you find a franchise. My goal is to find the best fit possible for a potential Franchisee to increase the likelihood of their success. So I offer a science-based profiling assessment that does an excellent job of matching Franchisees with Franchises.

Business Value Building:

When an owner is interested in making sure that his or her business is sellable at the best price possible I can offer the Value Builder System™. The Value Builder System™ is a statistically proven methodology designed to improve the value of a privately held business. At the core of the system is The Value Builder Score™, an evaluation system driven by an algorithm that evaluates a business on the eight core value drivers acquirers take into consideration when buying companies. The Value Builder Score™ gives a comprehensive assessment of the "Sellability" of your business, whether you want to sell next year or just to know that you're building a valuable asset for the future.

After analyzing more than 30,000+ businesses, analysts at The Value Builder System™ have discovered that companies with a Value Builder Score of 80+ received offers that are 71% higher than the average-scoring business.

The Value Builder System™ is available exclusively through an experienced and authorized group of advisors, known as Certified Value Builders™, located across the globe.

Areas Served

  • Mecklenburg, NC
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