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Workshop: Strategic Partnerships - Tips for Success and How to Avoid Legal Pitfalls

IMC New England Presents...

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP:
TIPS FOR SUCCESS AND HOW TO AVOID LEGAL PITFALLS

May 19, 2010,
5:30pm – 8:30pm

Rebecca’s Café
8 New England Executive Park
Burlington, MA

Register Now! (Students please see discount instructions below.) Limited Seating!

Partnerships can be legally complicated! Join IMCNE for a hands-on discussion with Jean Sifleet (www.smartfast.com), legal advisor and CPA. Jean has helped consultants and small businesses negotiate contracts, set rates, protect copyrights and trademarks, develop licensing agreements, non-competes, partnership agreements, and resolve business disputes.

Participants will gain insight on topics such as:
  • Know the critical success factors that make a partnership work
  • Recognize the stages of an effective partnership: forming, storming, norming, and performing
  • Explore how size differences can affect the partnership, i.e. individual consultant to individual consultant vs. big company to small company
  • Learn about business development alliances, such as referral partnerships or distribution and licensing agreements
  • Discuss why partnerships often fail, and learn tips to help you succeed
The evening will include networking and a light dinner prior to the start of the workshop and Q&A.

As a special invitation to non-members, we've reduced the registration fee to the member/affiliate rate for this event. Please join us!

Agenda

5:30-6:30 Registration, Networking, and Light Dinner
6:30-8:30 Workshop and Q&A

Presenter

Jean Sifleet (www.smartfast.com) is a business attorney, CPA, and three-time entrepreneur. Jean is a graduate of Ohio University’s College of Business and Boston University School of Law. She is the founder of the Business Practice Group a law firm serving privately held companies. With over 30 years of business experience and numerous publications, including SmartFast®-- Running Your Business & Staying Out of Trouble and Partnering? Know the Potential Pitfalls. Jean has a wealth of practical information to share with new and seasoned consultants alike.

Registration Fee

Credit cards and advance payment by check will be accepted.

Member/Affiliate

$30

Special!  Non-Member

$30

Student

$20

Students: Please use discount code "IMCNE-STDNT". You will be asked for a student ID card. Student members of IMC already have discount applied and may not use the discount code.

Register now and pay by credit card!

To pay by check: Please make your check payable to the "Institute of Management Consultants New England" and specify May 19th event. Checks must be received 2 days prior to the event and should be mailed to:

IMC New England,
PO Box 3240,
Framingham, MA 01705

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