The Business Prenup: Avoid a Bad Business Breakup


Most of us have either experienced or at least heard about a bad business divorce: hostile takeovers, ousting of founding leadership, partnerships turning sour. Much of the angst resulting in these types of acrimonious break ups could have been avoided if closer attention had been paid to the initial agreements. In this session, we will review how to properly protect your startup, throughout the lifecycle of a business, so you don’t end up in Business Divorce Court. Whether you are a small or large business, watching your bottom line is always a priority. What activities can you handle yourself and when do you need to bring in a professional? We’ll review the major milestones of a business lifecycle and what you should watch out for to keep your company out of Business Divorce Court.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Track: Startups
Level: Beginner