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Getting Real About Partnerships: Creating & Keeping a Great Business Partnership

Oct
25
2017
Wed 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Why a partnership? There are so many reasons to start or run a company with a partner: camaraderie, complimentary skill set, pooling financial resources and sharing the responsibilities of a business. Whether you are just starting out, have been in business for years, or one (or more) of you feels a need for a reset in your business partnership, this workshop addresses an important foundation of your business. The rate of failure in businesses today is higher than the divorce rate and many of those failures stem from a partnership problem. This workshop is a great place for to consider your business partner relationship. Come alone or with your partner(s) or prospective co-founder(s) and get ready to cover some of the tough questions and issues that all business partners should be clear on. We will discuss goals, roles, monetary and other considerations, values, life and work styles, and communication tips to keep partners on the same page working as an efficient team.

Speaker(s): Jaime Roth and Chuck Hunker, True Connect

Co-Sponsor(s): City of Boulder

About True Connect: True Connect was co-founded by attorney Jaime Roth and entrepreneur and business consultant Chuck Hunker to help entrepreneurs set a foundation for healthy cofounder and partner relationships, and resolve conflicts along the way. The success of your business may depend on the health and resilience of your working relationship. All too often, with the excitement of beginning a project or the patterns that develop over time in an established business, partners give their working relationship perfunctory attention. A section devoted to who, what, why and how in a partnership should be an integral part of any business plan or strategic study. The rate of failure in businesses today is higher than the divorce rate and often the root cause is a partnership problem. When creating a business with a partner, why not make every effort to craft a work life that will bring not only financial success, but personal fulfillment? In this workshop we will discuss goals, roles, monetary and other considerations, values, life and work styles, and communication tips to keep partners on the same page and working as a resilient and effective team. Presenter bios: Jaime is an attorney at Roth Legal Solutions LLC, where she provides general counsel services for growing businesses and employment law counsel to companies and individuals. Jaime formerly litigated workplace disputes and has served as in-house counsel to large organizations and development projects. While Jaime is a skilled advocate in the courtroom, her passion is helping people build things together, rather than helping to tear each other apart. Jaime honed her conflict resolution skills at the New York Peace Institute and has since mediated and facilitated hundreds of difficult conversations between neighbors, parents, divorcing spouses, and business partners. Chuck is a long time Boulder resident and business owner, having successfully owned and operated retail stores in Boulder, Denver and Broomfield with his wife and business partner for over 25 years. He then developed a SaaS business to assist in the division of personal property in divorce and estate planning matters. Chuck has also successfully bought and sold real estate holdings with investment partners, and he counsels entrepreneurs and growing businesses through the Boulder Small Business Development Center. He is passionate about helping businesses to thrive. The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA.) The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors' or participants' opinions, products or services. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the SBA, Colorado's institutions of higher education and local development organizations.


Fee: $ 40.00

Phone: 303-442-1475

Location

Boulder SBDC
Boulder Public Library Main Branch 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302
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