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- Having the right amount of capital
- Having the right team
- Having the right leader
- Having the right plan
- Having the right product/service
Entrepreneurs can avoid the downward spiral by having the right strategic partners, including business lawyers, business consultants, and experts who focus on proactive conflict resolution. By having and using the right strategic partners, Entrepreneurs of new and existing businesses can proactively design their business model to avoid most foreseeable conflicts, and mitigate the damages caused by unavoidable conflicts. This helps them maximize their chances of not only surviving, but also succeeding.
Private Corporate Counsel is designed to help Entrepreneurs and their businesses not only survive, but to succeed. Entrepreneurs are often introduced to the program because they believe that the only way to solve their conflict or problem is by using the legal system, specifically by hiring a business lawyer to represent them in the conflict. They hope the lawyer can help them get rid of the problem with the current or former employee, settle the dispute with the creditor or vendor, resolve the conflict with the government agency, or help them and their business or domestic partner resolve a conflict that is negatively impacting the business.
Private Corporate Counsel does indeed help with the resolution of the conflict and does address the legal issues. In addition, while doing so, we work on uncovering the underlying issues and help the Entrepreneurs and their teams address them by:
- exposing them to new ideas, concepts, theories, opportunities, perspectives, and views;
- encouraging them to be open to thinking differently about themselves, their relationships, their resources, and their opportunities;
- helping them to hold themselves and others accountable;
- encouraging them to be open to others holding them accountable; and
- helping them focus not only on their business’ life cycle, but also on their other six major life cycles.
In addition to working with their designated Private Corporate Counsel, Entrepreneurs and their leadership teams have access to the other business lawyers who are experts in their fields so that they can deal with issues before they become debilitating conflicts. When conflicts grow, they also have access to trained and certified mediators who can help them learn proactive conflict resolution skills, techniques, and models, which can help manage the conflicts internally. They also have the opportunity to work with business consultants who can help them address organizational, marketing, integration, leadership, and other “business operation” issues.
Working together with their Private Corporate Counsel, Entrepreneurs and their leadership teams sharpen their focus on what works, spend their time thinking about what is important, thinking about issues in a more focused manner, and continually work on improving themselves, their valued relationships, their circle of influence, their knowledge, their skills, and their positive experiences, all of which leads to getting and keeping their business in prime, and building their wealth so that they have the resources and freedom to fulfill their purpose.