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November 14, 2017In the News

Ewan quoted in "Montana CEOs Share Lessons Learned from their Biggest Mistakes"

Montana High Tech Business Alliance

Senior Counsel Jennifer Ewan was quoted in Montana High Tech News article, "Montana CEOs SHare Lessons Learned from their Biggest Mistakes" on November 14, 2017.

"Jennifer Ewan, Senior Counsel with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Missoula, has found that this failure to ask key questions among business partners is common in her practice consulting with startups.

“The biggest problems we see are with two best friends,” Ewan said. “And they don’t have those hard conversations. Then down the road, one is not doing as much as the other, and you’re having to deal with it.”

Ewan has also seen partnerships succeed – if the parties are willing to do the hard work up front. She cited one example of two individuals who did not know each other well opening a service-based business in healthcare. One partner was putting in $50,000 in initial capital, while the other was bringing an extensive network of industry contacts and international prominence."

To read the entire Montana High Tech News article, click here.

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