Lessons to be learned from the story of Mark, Anthony and David - how a successful business idea ended up an intransigent dispute in court between the three business founders.
There are some things that can be done to prevent a falling out between individuals bringing down the whole business.
If you feel like you are in a never ending stream of new technology solutions for legal services, you are right. Thomson Reuters reported there has been a 484 percent increase in the number of patents filed covering new legal services technology globally in the last five years.
So you get home with Uber, booked your last holiday on Airbnb and are delighted with the barely used bike you picked up for a song on eBay. Having got comfortable using peer to peer marketplaces in your personal life, why not source professional services for your business using sites like using airtasker.com or freelancer.com?
In the past month I've had two clients who entered agreements without getting legal advice first. Unfortunately, there wasn't a quick fix. It was very much more expensive, complex and stressful to address the problem than if they had consulted a lawyer in the first place.
Do you have a client who only calls to whinge about how their business partner just doesn’t get it? Have you seen good employees leave and good opportunities lost because the business owners can’t agree and end up doing too little too late. Do you sometimes wish you could just knock their heads together?