Starting and running a business with one or more partners is a commitment.
How do you make sure your business partnership is fair? What big changes might come along and derail your plans? When conflicts inevitably arise, can you resolve the issues without damaging your relationship (and your company) in the process?
True Connect helps entrepreneurs and visionaries lay the foundation for a successful business partnership and helps manage crises along the way.
Have you been told you need a Business Plan? Do you realize the "Plan” is first and foremost for you; not just to raise money? Is your plan all in your head? Validate your idea and the steps you are going to take to execute that idea. Then you are ready for funding and launch. We will work with you with a customized program to fit your budget and timeline. We call it a Game Plan because it is a different approach to realize your success.
Our signature Build program is for startup co-founders or partners that are past the launch stage and want to create a solid foundation to build their business or strengthen the current understanding to optimize the partner’s work relationships. Generally, it is best described as a business prenup. Our 3 sessions with 2 facilitators help your founding team lay a solid foundation by getting clear on practical matters like investments of money and time, equity, and how you will navigate disagreements to keep you on track to success.
Lastly, Course Correct Sessions are for existing partners who are having a major event occurring in their business. Whether it is the addition of a new partner, a situation when a partner is leaving the company or another issue that changes the current status quo in the running of the business we are mediators experienced in these relationships. Our Mediation Session of 2 hours can open up a new perspective collaboratively explore options for resolving an issue you maybe are having difficulty resolving on your own. Alternative dispute resolution saves money and time versus the alternatives to giving up or lawyering up.
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I have been consulting small businesses for over a decade working with owners as they start their businesses or have difficulty negotiating circumstances that are natural to all businesses as they grow and mature. I have found that all businesses that have a co-ownership situation can be successful if they…Read More
Some of the latest research on successful marriages has direct implications for successful business partnerships. As he outlines in “The All-or-Nothing Marriage” and in his popular Ted Talk, Dr. Eli Finkel observes that over time, our expectations of marriage have evolved to place ever-greater demands on the marital relationship. This is…Read More
As the co-founders of True Connect, we started this business because we saw the same problem recurring from two very different perspectives. Chuck, a business advisor and mentor, saw business partners and founding teams spending time and attention on their business plans and product development, but rarely expending energy on…Read More