Getting Government Regulators Off Your Back

Nothing frustrates a business owner more than an inspection by a government regulator, especially where the written report finds significant violations of hard to understand or vague “breaches of regulations.”

Confrontation between an entrepreneur and a regulator is most often followed with the bureaucrat inclined to show the business owner or management how powerful he or she is. In the end, entrepreneurs can win… but only after spending as much as $25,000 (or more) in legal expenses and business personnel downtime. So even if you win… you lose.

There is a better solution. The following recording of an advisory sessions between me and the CEO of a company in which I have an ownership interest will shed some bright light on how to get cooperation if not outright support from the regulators.

The audio starts with a brief idea about the regulatory issue. It then moves into the method to defuse the issue and gain the regulator's cooperation and even their support.

Listen for the questions to ask and how to position and frame your interactions with the regulator to win them over and actually make them an ally.

By following my advice, you will eliminate your legal expenses, minimize your personnel downtime and put an end to the negativity and frustration that typically accompany an unfavorable inspection or report from those charged with regulating your business.

Oh, and you'll sleep a lot better too. Confrontation with government regulators is cited as the #2 cause of sleep loss among business owners, right behind #1 lack of sales.

Gordon Bizar

Gordon Bizar - Expert Business Buyer and Finance Coach Gordon simplifies business purchasing and financing. He makes understandable the use of financial leverage to start, buy or build any business with little or none of your own cash. His unique expertise and success track record has led to his appearances on NBC's Today Show, PBS's Late Night America along with segments on more than 120 other radio and TV news and talk shows. He has been featured in articles in more than 25 of the nation’s leading newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Gordon personally bought and built companies in fields as diverse as manufacturing, financial services and business education. He also served as Chairman of the California Task Force on Taxation and Regulation of Small Business during the Brown administration and is sought after as a consultant by businesses large and small and government agencies such as NASA for their technology transfer program.