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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
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Strengthen Relationships

In family businesses, other partnerships and other organizations, an ounce of prevention is worth many pounds of cure. Building better business relationships among key leaders benefits the organization and its stakeholders in a number of ways. Governance and management become more efficient and effective. Work life becomes more satisfying. Most importantly, the risk of damaging conflict is greatly reduced.

There is no better time to strengthen business and personal relationships that now. Waiting to repair problems once they emerge is far more costly and risky. BMC Associates helps strengthen relationships through its Partnership Charter, Facilitation, Family Council and Meeting and Coaching services.

Partnership Charter

When partners begin to experience difficulties in their business relationship, they have essentially two choices: negotiate sooner in a friendly environment, or be forced to negotiate later in a tense and sometimes hostile environment.

BMC Associates has drawn on its extensive experience mediating conflicts among principals and pioneered a unique, structured process for partners who want to become more knowledgeable about partnerships and avoid destructive conflicts. It’s called a Partnership Charter…More about the Partnership Charter


Ownership groups, management teams and others often have a need for professional facilitation of meetings. At times, the impetus comes from a conflict that has made effective discussion of an issue on their own exceedingly difficult. This calls for a special form of conflict-resolving facilitation: that is mediation. But there are a wide range of other circumstances when expert facilitation can offer great benefits…More about Facilitation

Family Councils and Meetings

Family businesses usually involve a broad range of family members including owners, managers, and employees. Meetings of management, of a Board of Directors, and of Shareholders can bring these principals together.

But beyond those directly involved, there are also their grandparents, parents, spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, significant others, and more. The latter may have no formal role in the business, but they often feel a great need for information and involvement. A Family Council can meet this need – strengthening the family and the business…More about Family Councils and Meetings


Executive coaching is an important tool in optimizing family business and partnership relationships. Business and personal effectiveness can be fostered and developed. Executive coaching enhances strategic thinking and planning, improves conflict prevention and resolution techniques, and refines management performance and presence. It complements and enhances BMC Associates’ mediation and Partnership Charter services…More about Coaching

Executive Leadership

Executive team building can provide tangible benefits to businesses. Teams learn to work better together through improved communication, more effective problem solving, and better conflict resolution…More about Executive Leadership
Contact BMC today to learn more about how we can help.