business partnerships

Summer getaway vacations are a lot like business partnerships. You need an outlook of adventure, a mindset for cooperation, and an attitude of mutual respect. You also need to be mindful of your budget. It’s a journey that you’re sharing together. Like vacations, business partnerships can spoil for many reasons. But the grounds often circle […]

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Join me on September 22nd as I share my thoughts, lessons, and humor on business partnerships with the Twitterverse!  Yes, it’s a brave new world I’m entering, thanks to Melinda Emerson, The Small Biz Lady, and her #smallbizchat show.  Every Wednesday, she hosts a weekly Twitter chat – focusing on everything that small business owners need […]

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Sorry for the inconvenience–my segment on “Avoiding Business Divorce” has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 5, at 10:30 a.m. (ET) If you can’t listen in live to our business partnership discussion, make sure you check back in for the replay. Have questions about business partnerships you’d want to “Ask The Business Lawyer”?  Listen in–on 8/5 […]

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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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So you’ve started a business.  And it’s just you.  What happens if you get really sick or injured?  Or a parent needs care-taking?  Or your physical presence in business isn’t possible for several months? That’s one of the significant issues that Rajesh Shakya points out in his post, “Challenges to Find the Right Partner in […]

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My uncle has a favorite story from his childhood — those halcyon days before the advent of Nintendo, Game Boy, and Play Station.  In the woods behind his house, he found a large stick.  Some days, the stick was a sword.  Other days, it was a gun.  At rare moments, it served as a periscope.  […]

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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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OK, I’m not going to gripe and ask why I’m not on Trump University’s faculty when I see someone else blogging about business partnerships.    Clearly, Randal Pinkett, PhD, is tighter with “The Donald” than I am (which is to say, I have no connection to Donald Trump unless I wanted to play 6 Degrees […]

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From my partnership teleseminar partner, Marian Banker, here is a handy article entitled “7 Tips for a Business Partnership That Works.”  It outlines 7 important steps to establish so that the partnership starts strong and stays strong. What’s the 8th tip?  Coming from a lawyer (me!):  “Get it in writing!”   🙂 For more helpful tips and tools, […]

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When business partners go their separate ways, well, it’s a lot like divorce.  There’s the temptation to squibble over “Who gets the cat?” “Who gets the couch?” But unless you’ve clearly outlined in your partnership agreement which of your marbles you’ll get to take home with you when the game is over, you could be […]

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