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How and why to preserve business ties

For a business owner, business ties serve as the lifeblood of any successful operation. These ties can make or break an organization.

So how does a business owner go about preserving these ties in situations where they are at severe risk, such as in the event of a business dispute?

Why do you want to choose preservation?

FINRA looks into alternative methods of dispute resolution among other matters. First, it is important to try avoiding court wherever possible. Court cases are time consuming and expensive. On top of that, it airs all information out to the public. This puts additional stress onto all parties involved, as well as an air of poor faith.

Instead, try an alternative method of resolution first. This can include arbitration or mediation. Both allow a person to skip the court battle, while still having the agency to work through their problems and reach a solution everyone can agree on.

Actions to preserve ties

To that end, try not to stir the pot or aggravate the situation. It is always best to approach a dispute with a courteous and polite mindset. Not only does this give the other party less to complain about, but it also shows that one has prepared to handle things professionally in spite of the situation at hand.

Finally, attempt to keep amenable contact even after the dispute ends. It is easy for people to feel sour in the aftermath of a resolution if left to their own devices. Continued communication can help businesses stay in one another’s good graces without much extra work. It also allows for more collaborations in the future that can help smooth over bad blood.

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