All of us are essentially trading services for money, whether we are self-employed or employed by someone else. Each trading structure carries its own risks, and the entrepreneur takes on the ones employees delegate to their employers. The entrepreneur risks money, time, reputation, and more, in exchange for rewards such as freedom and prosperity. We have greater chances of achieving prosperity in business than in employment. For the most part, we get to choose who we work with, when, and how. Sometimes, we hate our bosses like everyone else, but we soon learn that this self-hatred is unproductive, and we get back to work, figuring out how to overcome this, just as we approach any business challenge. Entrepreneurship is a way of living and growing to our fullest potential.
Of course, we don’t grow to our fullest potential without conflict. I’ve been reminded of this several times since 2003, when I opened The Law Studio, which was not my first business. Nor has it been the only one since 2003. I’ve had some of the same conflicts you’ve had: non-paying clients (who are often the most demanding), employee theft, imposter syndrome, cash flow shortages, and loss of focus. Conflict is a natural part of business ownership. But you can build skill in resolving it, and my goal is to empower you to do exactly that.
Business conflicts we have helped our clients resolve include:
- Breaches of contract
- Closely-held business dissolutions
- Disputes about creative direction
- Failure to file forms
- Failure to hold annual or special meetings
- Family business transfers
- Founder disputes
- Management disputes
- Ownership disputes
- Vision conflicts
For more guidance on this topic, see the below blog posts:
- FAQ: How Do I Know If a Case is Right for Mediation?
- Six Things You Must Know Before You Hire Your First Workers
- FAQ: Why Choose The Law Studio Over a Business or Employment Litigator?
- Are You Overpaying Your Workers Compensation Premiums?
- Research That “Great Opportunity” and Save Yourself a Lot of Money
NOTE: This page and website contain attorney advertising and a general overview of business conflicts we sometimes resolve. It is not legal advice. If you require information or advice applied to your unique situation, please make an appointment to discuss it with an attorney experienced with the subject matter. Don’t rely solely on what you read on the Internet. Ever.