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Secrets to a Successful Business Partnership

Are you in business together with a partner—maybe a friend or a family member? This presentation will discuss how to maintain a successful business partnership within a Language Service Provider without all of the stress. What happens when it is time for one partner to retire, but the other partner must work? We will address common concerns, such as how to divide representation, responsibilities, and company assets. Using personal experiences from over 35 years in business, the presenter will also address her next steps toward retirement.

Caroline Myers

Foreign Language Services
3609-A5 Memorial Parkway SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 881-1120

Caroline Myers founded FLS, Inc. (Foreign Language Services) in 1979 with her business partner, Judy Smith. The two co-directed all FLS activities until November 2009, when Judy retired. Ms. Myers now bears the title of president. She is a native of Alabama, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in French, cum laude, from Auburn University. Her studies included an intensive junior year of study at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France, where she earned a Certificat pratique de la langue française and a Diplôme supérieur d'études françaises. She is also an alumna of 10,000 Small Businesses, an intensive business course through Goldman Sachs.

FLS provides translation and interpretation to multiple government agencies, healthcare providers, and businesses throughout the southeastern United States. FLS's language services are provided in over 80 languages.