Dustin is a former high school teacher with small business experience having previously launched two start-up companies; Elite College Soccer, recruiting young Australian players for American college scholarships and Sly Underwear, a male underwear retailer. He is now one of Australia's leading Health & Wellness brokers.
Dustin's best asset is his ability to build rapport & trust with all stakeholders and this has been an integral part of his business broking career. He approaches every business deal with honesty, integrity and a high level of professionalism always striving to provide all of his clients with an exceptional and successful experience. He is very focused and results-driven and is continually looking to exceed vendors and buyers expectations.
With an extensive list of sold businesses and satisfied clients, Dustin has gone on to become a multi award-winning broker.
In 2019 his efforts and results were acknowledged nationally by being the inaugural Australian inducted into the LINK International Chairman's Club. And In 2020 Dustin was awarded the prestigious REIQ Queensland Business Broker of the Year.
The awards continue to follow and in 2022, he became only the 2nd LINK International Broker (and first in Australia) to be awarded a 4th Chevron amongst the Elite LINK Chairman's Club for his achievements. This was followed up with receiving for the 2nd time in 3 years the REIQ Broker of the Year award.
In his relatively short broking career, Dustin has established an outstanding reputation and his results speak for themselves. When not working on deals, Dustin likes to keep fit, enjoys working on his hinterland property and spending quality time with his twin boys.
LINK Australia Rising Star 2016
LINK Australia Most Marketing ($) 2018, 2020, 2021
LINK International Most Marketing ($) 2018, 2021
LINK Chairman's Club Member 2019 – 2022
REIQ Business Broker of the Year 2020 & 2022
LINK Australia Broker of the Year – 2nd Place 2022
Dustin recently acted as the selling agent in the successful sale over a period of approximately 12 months of a number of businesses owned by my business partners and myself. In the past, I have dealt with many business and commercial agents in various capacities as a buyer, seller, lessor, lessee and consultant. Dustin is amongst the best of the agents that I have dealt with. He has shown an awareness of what a business agent should do, in particular, when its appropriate to be proactive and follow parties up and when its appropriate to step back and let the parties or their lawyers do their job. Dustin has consistently exhibited a good understanding not only of relevant commercial and legal aspects of business sales, but he has also been cognizant of practical day to day issues which if not attended to can lead to unnecessary delays. I found Dustin, throughout the course of our transactions, to be patient, polite, engaging and encouraging as well as competent. He was not shy to make the necessary phone calls to keep things moving or to provide a gentle prod or issue a reminder when appropriate. I have no hesitation in recommending Dustin Slypen as a business agent – I’m sure he will be behind many more successful business sales in the future.
We recently sold our business through LINK Business Brokers: Rebalance Pilates and Yoga. It was an incredibly complicated set up which included the Master Franchise itself as well as multiple partners & entities, franchised studios and 8 corporate owned studios. Dustin was honest right from the start with his initial appraisals, on the front foot in promoting the business and with all of his experience managed to secure us an amazing opportunity to exit our business. It was a long and complicated process that Dustin held our hand through and assured us that we would get the outcome we desired. I have and will continue to recommend Dustin as the most down to earth, knowledgeable and hardworking business broker that I have ever dealt with. Todd Kuhn,
Rebalance Pilates and Yoga Seller
Dustin Slypen from LINK Brisbane recently sold our veterinary practice Battery Hill Veterinary Clinic within 3 weeks of advertising. His integrity was trustworthy and professional. The sale was completed quickly without any problems at all. The transition could not have been any better. Dustin has a very strong work ethic and love for his work and family. Dr. Ernie Young B.V.Sc,
Veterinary Practice Business Seller
We regularly act for buyers and sellers in business sale transactions, quite commonly, with a broker involved. We have now worked with Dustin on a number of transactions and really must say that his communication with the stakeholders of the transaction genuinely sets him apart from other brokers. I can safely say that Dustin’s ability to understand the needs and wants of parties and effectively communicate with them has overcome seemingly unsurmountable obstacles resulting in the transaction completing, with both parties satisfied. This is not always the case with brokers, some stepping back from the process once the contract is executed. Dane Grauf,
I found Dustin and the team at LINK to be professional and proactive in selling my business. Having worked as a professional sales person myself for over 20 years, it was fantastic to work with someone who knew their industry and the sales process so well. Highly recommended. Glen Taylor, Independent Fitness Centre
I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Dustin Slypen From LINK Business Brokers. Dustin recently facilitated the sale of my Snap Fitness Gym. During this process Dustin continually kept me informed as to how the sale was progressing. Dustin was always accessible and honest in his dealings with me. The sale went through several different phases and prospective purchasers and during this process Dustin was always finding reason why this sale would proceed. I can confidently state that Dustin was an asset in getting a sale through and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services. Rod Fitt,
Snap Fitness Franchise Gym Seller
Dustin recently sold our F45 studio, he came recommended to us by a business associate whom had a couple of businesses sold by Dustin. The recommendation was “if you want a professional to handle your sale you must contact Dustin”. Dustin has extensive knowledge of the market place and takes the time to understand your business. He was able to provide insights and assurances as we moved through the various stages of the sale process. Most importantly Dustin was always available, he kept us informed and was proactive with a calm and positive attitude. This gave us a great level of confidence in the process. Selling or buying a business can be a stressful time and having a professional like Dustin guiding you through makes it so much easier. Ray Gracie,
F45 Franchise Gym Seller
Dustin was integral in helping us work through the sale process and navigating the challenges and sticking points along the way. It was reassuring that he was always ready to support as required. Yarden Malecki, MyFitnessClub
I recently purchased a business from Dustin Slypen and could not recommend him more. His professionalism, industry knowledge and positive attitude made him easy to work with, allowing for a seamless experience. Dustin made every effort when he could have walked away, always offering help and following up to get the job done. Having an expert like Dusty guiding the process made it so much easier. Loryn Green,
Franchise Gym Buyer
Working with Dustin to assist the sale of individual Franchises and corporate stores has been a great experience. I have trusted Dustin with selling 4 businesses in the past 6 months and he has achieved unbelievable results. As Stepz Fitness continues to evolve and expand, I see Dustin as a crucial part in our network. I love his emails stating Another-one bites the Dust-in’ after he receives a great result for all parties. Sam Waller, Stepz
I would like to thank Dustin Slypen of LINK for the skillful and professional manner in which he negotiated the sale of our family business. From my perspective, Dustin's enthusiasm and commitment were unparalleled throughout the entire sale process, as was his integrity. Dustin is blessed with a friendly, easy-going manner that is reinforced by a keen attention to detail and a talent for problem-solving: abilities that did much to facilitate negotiations for all involved.
We employed Dustin once we finally decided to sell our uniform and clothing business after 18 years. It was a pleasure dealing with Dustin, his very professional manner, open communication and easy style made us feel completely comfortable with him representing our business to potential buyers. The buyer Dustin found for our business was a perfect fit and the transition of business ownership went very smoothly and quite seamlessly. We would highly recommend Dustin to anyone wanting a true and honest representative for their business transactions.
I worked with Dusty during the purchase of my Pilates studio and I can easily say I will be buying through him again! He was professional and open with every aspect of the purchase, constantly updating me as we moved through the process. Dusty takes a genuine approach with his clients to ensure you feel like more than just a number, which gave me a great level of assurance. Overall, it was a smooth experience and I could not recommend his services more. Rowena Terlingen,
Fitness Business Buyer
Dustin and the LINK team have been fantastic with selling my business. I would highly recommend their professional and experienced approach to selling businesses. Christina Starr,
Dustin provided an excellent service in selling my dental practice and I can highly recommend his service and non-pressure attitude. Thanks Dustin for a great result! Steve Allen,
Dental Practice Business Seller
Thank you Dustin. You've been a great help during the entire process of purchasing this business. The reason why I kept looking deeper into this particular business to begin with, was your thorough Information Memorandum. I've never seen such detailed information in the very first document about the business. That attention to detail and detailed reports continued until everything was finalised at settlement and I'm thankful for that. It instilled confidence in me to go forward with the purchase. Thank you once again. Riken,
Franchise Gym Buyer
If you are looking for a proactive business sales agent that'll get you results, I highly recommend Dustin! It was a really smooth and fast transaction! I really liked the fact he kept me informed with any updates throughout the whole process! So Thankyou Dustin!
I always wanted to own an F45 studio and when I was dealing with Dustin he was super helpful and made it feel so easy. From going to contract, to franchise approval, through due diligence, working through finance, training and then to settlement. He even helped with recommending a lawyer because I had no clue to the extensive work involved in the transaction as this was my first business purchase in Australia. I could not thank Dustin enough for making my dream come true!! Michael Badhan,
F45 Training Franchise Buyer
Dustin has sold a few of my businesses over the past few years. He has approached each transaction with a degree of flexibility that enables both the buyer and seller to get the outcomes they are wanting. Dustin’s knowledge on the full sales and completion process is second to none. I would highly recommend Dustin to somebody who is very new to business as well as the experienced entrepreneur. Catherine McGill,
Fitness Franchise Seller
Dustin assisted us with the sale of our 2 x Brisbane based F45 studios, in separate transactions. Throughout the process, Dustin was transparent with constant communication and updates regarding all leads. He was invaluable during the negotiation phase and due to his extensive experience and knowledge he was well aware of what it would take to get both deals across the line. He nursed each transaction through the due diligence period and went above and beyond in certain situations to ensure dealings remained on course all the way through to settlement. If you need your business sold, you want to be represented by the best in the business, Dustin is your man – highly recommend. Shaun Green,
F45 Training Franchise Seller
I recently purchased a business through Dustin Slypen at LINK Business Brokers Brisbane and could not recommend him more. His professionalism, industry knowledge and positive attitude made him easy to work with, allowing for a seamless experience.Dustin made every effort when he could have walked away, always offering help and following up to get the job done. Having an expert like Dustin guiding the process made it so much easier. Dillan New,
We can't thank you enough for selling our business and letting us walk away with a fresh start & still leave the place we love running! Your professionalism & sales process has been so smooth and we can't speak highly enough of you and thank you enough! Ben & Krissy Siegert,
Crossfit Fitness Business Seller
Dustin proved to be both professional and knowledgeable when I recently purchased my business through him. I would definitely use Dustin and the LINK Brisbane team again due to how easy they made the whole experience. Thanks for helping me start my next chapter! Leslie,
Gym Fitness Business Buyer
Todd Tuhn, Fitness Group Seller
Dustin is a top notch broker. He is extremely professional, honest, passionate and sold my business very quick. The whole process was smooth and easy. Absolutely awesome service and experience. Highly recommend his services. Deserves 10 stars! If you want someone who can sell your business, Dustin is the person you need.
Enoch, Ufit 24/7 Gym Seller
We are grateful to Dustin Slypen of Link Brisbane for his exceptional assistance with the recent sale of our franchised wellness business on the Sunshine Coast. From the outset, Dustin showed a high level of commitment to understanding the intricacies of our business model, and was able to readily communicate our value proposition to potential purchasers. His open, honest and transparent communication over an extended period was a key highlight of our experience, as was his ability to fairly price our business to reach a good outcome for both buyer and seller. Dustin provided valuable support during the final stages of the transaction, and consistently worked to remove ambiguity between both parties to finalise the deal with as little stress as possible. We would not hesitate to work with Dustin on the sale or purchase of another business in the future and recommend him highly.
Simon Warne, Health & Wellness Franchise Seller