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Electric Violin Shop, Durham NC

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Location: Durham, NC
Industry: Retail Music
Number of employees: 5
Conversion date: 2016

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Electric Violin Shop is a 5-employee instrument sales and repair shop in Durham, North Carolina that serves both retail customers and a global mail-order business. The founder, planning to retire, saw in his employees a level of expertise and commitment to the business that would be impossible to find in an outside buyer.  Succession was made easier by long-standing practices of empowering staff with leadership and management roles.

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