business partnerships

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Have questions about business partnerships you’d want to “Ask The Business Lawyer“?  Listen in–TOMORROW, 7/30 at 2 p.m. Eastern, I’ll be on BlogTalkRadio, speaking with The Sassy Ladies about “Business Prenups: How They Can Save Your Business From Going Bust!” Business partners are like spouses: Choose the wrong one, and you’re in for a hellish ride. Your […]

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If you have any inclination to work with a business partner, I hope you’ll be joining me for my FREE Entrepreneur’s Prenup teleseminar.  It’s easy to identify the high points, but the low points tend to get glossed over.  Learn what they are so that you can avoid them!  Sign up today!

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People often view a marital prenup like having a bucket of ice-cold water dumped on your head. Small business owners are no different. When they look to form business partnerships, the thought of negotiating a business partnership agreement can be too chilling to contemplate. Problem is, when you start working together without working out the […]

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If it’s been reported The New York Times, it must be official.  🙂  A “trend” has been spotted of larger corporations reaching out to smaller ones for innovative products and services. As noted by Anita Campbell in her Small Business Trends blog, As a small business you can get much broader market reach through partnering […]

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Reproduced from my weekly ezine LexAppeal: Business partners come in different flavors, like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.There are active partners – the ones who are toiling at their desks and have rolled up their sleeves with you.There are silent partners — often the ones who have given your company a shot of well-needed capital, and […]

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Here’s a nightmare for you.  You and your partner signed a partnership agreement, began your business, built it, and were on the verge of seeing it really take off when the unthinkable happened:  your partner was hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street on the way to work and killed.  Not only do […]

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I’m more of an Aerosoles gal myself, but hearing about the recent Badgley Mischka alliance brought back fond memories of Sex and the City reruns  . . . and the large bowls of popcorn I would eat when watching them (. . . or maybe it’s just the popcorn I’m missing as I endure my annual post-holiday […]

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With two brothers, I was raised that I had to share. “Share and share alike,” I was told, even though at age 10, I really wanted to hoard the last few Ring-Dings for myself. When entrepreneurs get involved in business partnerships, they tend to be sharers, wanting the good for all. But when a giver […]

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It took me a couple of read-throughs to get past the jargon (imagine that, and me, a lawyer!), but the golden nugget of advice was worth it.   As reported in ITBusiness (Canada), Richard Campitelli, vice-president of professional services Canada for SAP, said that it’s not enough to find potential [alliance] partners who are receptive […]

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Have you ever known a family that doesn’t have a fight . . . about something?  It could be about “who’s hosting Thanksgiving,” “who slighted whom,” or “how to run our business.”  In his article, Resolving Disputes in Family Businesses, David Gage points out that: A family business is really three distinct but intricately related systems: Family, […]

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