David Gage, Ph.D., Principal, is a leader in the field of business mediation and a founder of BMC Associates. Dr. Gage has over 15 years experience as a mediator and 20 years experience as a clinical psychologist. He has assisted partners from many different industries in resolving all types of disputes. He has spoken to bar associations and business and professional organizations locally and nationally, has been interviewed on radio and TV, written for the Washington Business Journal, Executive Excellence, Family Business and was featured in the New York Times, Fortune, Nation's Business, and The Washington Post. Dr. Gage is an adjunct professor in American University's business school. His book on effective partnerships, Partnership Charter: How To Start Out Right With Your New Business Partnership (Or Fix The One You're In) was published in July of 2004.
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If start-up partners start arguing about equity, how will you agree on business decisions? David Gage joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the challenges of equity decisions among business partners and how that negotiation foretells how the partnership will go.
What happens when start-up partners can't agree on equity splits? David Gage joins Jim Blasingame to report on a real story where five partners in a start-up negotiated for how much equity each would get in the business.
One of the hardest things is to have a successful business partnership. David Gage joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons it's very difficult to have a successful, long-term business partnership, but it can be done.