Welcome to BMC Associates
BMC Associates helps business partners, owners of family businesses, and principals of other organizations deal with conflict and build collaboration. BMC’s interdisciplinary and non-adversarial approach helps strengthen working teams’ overall business and interpersonal performance.
BMC’s services include:
- Mediation, a process that resolves conflicts through facilitated negotiations.
- The Partnership Charter, an innovative, preventative tool for partners and partners-to-be who want a structured approach to negotiating the many issues that tend to cause difficulties and conflicts among partners.
- Business Succession Plans, an integrated approach to transferring family business leadership and ownership.
- Collaborative Estate Planning, a way for families to address the many sensitive issues involved in transferring assets such as vacation properties from one generation to the next.
- Other Services that meet the planning and organizational development needs of clients are offered in conjunction with the services described above.
Recent News & Updates
March 25, 2015
Event: Presentation at the 21st Annual Conference of Psychodynamics of Family Business
Hosted by: Psychodynamics of Family Business
Event Date: May 2, 2015
Location: Hyatt Orrington Hotel, Evanston, IL
David Gage will talk about the ways brothers’ relationships and the power of positions in family businesses can facilitate … or retard family member’s personal growth.
Event: Book Talk
Hosted by: DC Psychological Association
Event Date: May 28, 2015
Location: Somerset House, Chevy Chase, MD
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the publication of his book, David Gage will talk about the impetus for the book, the writing experience, and what he has learned in the ensuing 10 years as a result of it’s publication, first in English, then in Chinese in 2005 and Russian in 2012.
The media is littered with stories of business partner and family business disasters. "If it bleeds, it leads," as they say. Despite these unfortunate stories, thousands of entrepreneurs join forces every year, often against the advice of their trusted advisers, family, and friends, who’ve seen many partnerships end badly.
December 8, 2014
BMC Principal Ed Kopf is quoted in an article on The Huffington Post entitled “The Dos And Don’ts Of Going Into Business With A Sibling” by Shihab S. Joi. Also read Ed’s blog post on the same topic, “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?: Brothers in Family Business.”
Other News & Updates
Celebration of Young Presidents’ Organization’s “Best of the Best” Education Award
Partners and Equity (Part 2): The Basic Principles of a Comprehensive Approach to Dividing Ownership
The Five Dysfunctions & The Partnership Charter
Have a Lean Start-up, but Start Out Right
Built to Sell: Co-Founders and Co-Sellers
Safeguarding the Family When the Business is Sold
Thanksgiving: Gratitude and Your Partnership
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