5 Reasons TeachU Is Your Best Choice for Working Out Your Business Partnership Issues
5 Reasons to Choose Chris Reich of TeachU to Work on Your Business Partnership Problems
I have a unique approach to resolving business partnership issues. If we get started before your partnership breaks beyond repair, things can almost always be fixed. You’ll be glad you called me as we work through your situation. Here are the 5 biggest reasons why you should work with me:
Let’s face it. Everybody wants to save money. If you retain an attorney, your partner or partners will need to “lawyer up” as well. That gets tense and expensive fast. At rates often more than $500/hr., getting lawyers involved runs the cost up in a hurry. I work for the business to help all the parties reach an agreement. My rates are less than a business attorney, and you have only a single party to pay. I can offer you processes that will prevent future fractures. You are strongly encouraged to avoid a fight with an uncertain outcome and work to fix things.
If you get a call or a letter from my attorney, you will immediately go on defense. My attorney, no matter how agreeable, is in it for me and not you. You know that. We all get uncomfortable when lawyers get involved. That’s because the legal system is adversarial. Your lawyer and my lawyer act somewhat as proxy warriors. My approach is totally different. I want everybody to be satisfied with the solution. I want the business to come through the stress of a partnership rift without being pulled under in the battle.
When I talk with you and eventually your partner, it will be to working things out. Taking “I’m out to defeat you” out of the mix makes finding agreement a lot easier.
You Deal with Me Alone
Because there are no lawyers involved, all parties work with just one person, me. That saves money as I said above, and it also cuts communication errors. When there are many people involved representing different parties, the process is slower and there is a greater chance of misunderstanding. If you agree to allow me the freedom to do my work, I can bring resolution to your partnership issue much faster and smoother. For example, if I ask for a meeting with you and your partner, it’s easy to set up. At the meeting, everyone may speak freely because I am not trying to create a legal case. Partners often tell me how therapeutic my work is. Have you ever heard that about working with lawyers?! (Note: I do work with attorneys. Often, I’ll make a draft of our agreements and then work with your attorney to create formal, legal documents. I might kid about lawyers but I do respect their position in the legal system.)
Rules of Engagement Are Different
If your situation is pretty tense, and if lawyers get involved, there are rules that strictly govern what can be said to whom. When a party is represented by counsel, you need to have your counsel communicate with his counsel. I can talk freely and confidentially with you and your partner(s). I do not release any insight that I collect in my process. Everything said by both parties is treated equally. Agreements can be reached when all parties can talk freely without fear of anything being used against them. People have expressed anger, hurt, and even dishonesty. Because they won’t be sued, they speak freely and things get fixed.
Why “TeachU”? I teach YOU how to fix problems and avoid future blowups.
My Client Is the Business
Most of the time, when someone calls about a partnership problem, they want a somewhat neutral party to mediate. I take a slightly different approach to mediation in that I ‘moderate’ to solution. With mediation, all parties agree to the decisions of the mediator. I moderate. We all get together and talk through problems. I offer solutions and the partners tune my suggestions to suit their needs. I moderate the discussion by keeping it on track and guiding you through to agreements. You and your partner decide what you want rather than having an outside party make ‘rulings’.
Those are the 5 biggest reasons why you should call me if you have a partnership problem. I hope you will contact me before your partnership tension gets too big to work out. If it’s already beyond repair, I can help negotiate a buyout.
Chris Reich, TeachU