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BMC Associates help business partners and owners of family and non-family businesses deal with conflict and build collaboration.
  • The Partnership Charter
  • Mediation
  • Business Succession Plans
  • Collaborative Estate Planning
  • Other Services
  • Business partners smiling and shaking hands after striking a business deal

    The Partnership Charter

    Start partnerships out on a solid foundation of comprehensive agreements.
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  • Business partners smiling and shaking hands on reaching agreement.

    Mediation

    Resolve conflicts among business owners and principals through facilitated negotiations.
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  • Business Succession Plans

    Business Succession Plans

    Successfully transferring leadership in business and family to the next generation.
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  • A family meeting comprised of parents and adult child and spouse

    Collaborative Estate Planning

    Families planning together to preserve and build a legacy.
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  • Figure holding a puzzle piece that says solution and is the missing piece of puzzle

    Other Services

    Enhance productivity, strengthen relationships and enhance teamwork.

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The Partnership charter

The Partnership Charter by David Gage Millions of people co-own closely held companies, family businesses, and business partnerships, but establishing them and keeping them together is never easy. Here, finally, is the guide they have been waiting for.... Read More

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

Family & Non-Family Business Partners in a Global Perspective

November 18, 2016

Event: Guest Lecture, Course on Global Entrepreneurship

Hosted by: Kogod School of Business, American University

Event Date: November 17, 2016

Location: American University

American University Professor Richard Linowes asked Drs. Corso and Gage to address his Global Entrepreneurship class on BMC clients with global companies. Special guest, Claire Russo, co-founder of LuRu Home, described the advantages she and her partner experienced as a result of developing a Partnership Charter.

The Pros and Cons of Business Co-Ownership

November 11, 2016

Event: Meeting of the Herndon Rotary

Hosted by: The Herdon Rotary

Event Date: TBD

Location: TBD

Co-owning a business is such a huge challenge that many advisors caution against even trying — despite all of the potential benefits. Kent Corso will describe the costs and benefits of co-owning family or non-family businesses. He will also explain how thorough planning, which isn’t taught in school, is the secret to success.

Business Partners 101

Event: Meeting of the Ashburn Rotary

Hosted by: The Ashburn Rotary

Event Date: November 3, 2016

Location: 1757 Golf Club, Dulles, VA

Kent Corso talked about the challenges of forming and maintaining high functioning business partnerships. He highlighted the risks, advantages, and issues business partners must grapple with if they want to increase their likelihood of success.

Partnership Paradigm: How to Partner Wisely

Event: Invited Lecture for the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Dental Association

Hosted by: American Dental Association

Event Date: October 19-24, 2016

Location: Convention Center, Denver, CO

For the American Dental Association’s Annual Convention, Kent Corso was asked by to talk about about the critical factors dentists need to consider when forming group practices.

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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