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Having a Real Conversation with Your Attorney: Setting Objectives and Saving costs

December 20, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently published an article to the R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, PLLC Blog on a topic that might be of interest: Having a Real Conversation with Your Attorney: Setting Objectives and Saving Costs.

He discusses how you can have a conversation with your attorney early in the process and keep your future costs down.

You can see … Read the rest

The Hidden Thing That Can Kill Partnerships

December 19, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

At McBride for Business (www.mcbrideforbusiness.com), and the R. Shawn McBride Law Office, PLLC (www.mcbrideattorneys.com), we spend a lot of time on partnerships – planning partnerships, preparing them and protecting them. This is embodied in The 3 Laws of Empowerment (www.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws), and through our experience, we’ve seen things that can harm partnerships.

After much study, … Read the rest

Key Issues in Partnership Formation

December 19, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

Partnerships are complex. Anytime we are involved in the formation of a company with multiple owners, we typically refer to it as a “partnership.” Now, the legal term partnership is different than the concept of partnership for economic purposes. An economic partnership can take many forms. It might be a partnership agreement, it might be an LLC agreement, or it … Read the rest

What I Learned From Speaking to BizEnergize

December 16, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

I was invited to speak to the BizEnergize lunch on December 15, 2016 (http://bizenergize.com/). I learned a great deal from the audience. They were a great group of people and provided a lot of interaction. I spoke about building companies that last and I used the principals of The 3 Laws of Empowerment (www.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws), to underline my message, … Read the rest

Finding Your Wow

December 16, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

Shawn McBride interviewed Kate Delaney, who is on two syndicated radio shows, and on television, and a speaker, about her experience using media and how to get media attention. You can find the full interview here:


R. Shawn McBride: Hello, everyone. Shawn McBride here. I’ve got Kate Delaney with me today as our audience builds. She’s going to be … Read the rest

Are You Asking Outrageously?: We All Need to Reach for More

December 15, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

We’ve talked about negotiating for what you want in prior blogs,  http://www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/blog/you-can-negotiat…thing-5-key-tips/. My friend and fellow speaker, Linda Swindling, is recently emphasizing the point of, “Are you asking outrageously?” She’s done this as a TEDx talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAKj6xXGbMM), and she focuses one of her speeches around it (  http://www.lindaswindling.com/speaking/).

Her core message is strong. Are we asking … Read the rest

Four Ways That Good Plans are Going to Make You Money

December 15, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

What is that? Planning can make me money? People don’t think about that. People typically think of planning as being on the expense side of the ledger. However, our experience has shown us that good planning can put you on the income side of the ledger. You can actually make money off the plan.

How is that so? What can … Read the rest

Seven Steps to Prepare for a Better Business Future

December 14, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

We like to work with businesses and business owners on building companies they love. We specifically work with private business owners on building companies that stand the test of time. How do you make better plans and how do you prepare yourself for a better future?

Here’s seven steps to take a look at.

#1 Refocus on your dreams. Start … Read the rest

Creating Good Files To Work With Your Attorney

December 14, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

In an earlier blog, insert link, we talked about keeping your costs down with your attorney. One thing I mentioned was keeping good records. What do good records look like? My law firm is primarily a transactional law firm. We work with clients on putting together deals or transactions, and documenting them. We will discuss points related to a transactional … Read the rest

Family Dynamics: What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander

December 13, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride


One of the interesting things that come up often when I speak about The 3 Laws of Empowerment (www.rshawnmcbridelive.com), or business planning, is, “How do we deal with family dynamics? What makes these businesses different? How do the 3 Laws function differently in a family context?” I think one of the most interesting issues in dealing with family businesses is … Read the rest

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