Broughton Consulting was engaged by the owner of the Electric Violin Shop to advise him on business succession options, initially with the idea of selling to an investor. In addition to making investor introductions, Broughton Consulting raised the possibility of transitioning to employee ownership and introduced the owner to Carolina Common Enterprise and the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund. With help from those entities, as well as the Duke Law School Community Enterprise Clinic, the transaction to convert to a worker owned co-op closed May 13, 2016. Read more or watch a video produced by UNC-TV.

"Anne Claire is the knowledgeable and enthusiastic consultant every business owner dreams about! She always had pertinent insights and was able to open doors I did not know existed. Highly recommended if you reach a crossroads and need help choosing the most vital option for maintaining and expanding the essence of your business."

-Blaise Kielar, Owner — Electric Violin Shop