NASHVILLE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER SERVICE PROVIDER CODE OF CONDUCT
Service Providers Will:
Engage with a desire to help first, without regard to any financial relationship.
Participate as a Partner or Sponsor of the EC and/or offer a favorable pricing package to entrepreneurs at the EC.
Agree to a background check, if requested.
Attend training and complete shadowing requirements.
Deliver required EC documentation of each Service Provider meeting.
Execute the EC's Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement.
Listen actively, build trust and give honest feedback.
Make the entrepreneur aware of any potential conflicts of interest involving the Service Provider's own company.
Prepare in advance for the Service Provider’s meeting.
Provide 48 hour notice of cancellation for meetings.
Serve as matchmakers for other Service Providers, mentors, investors and partners/customers.
Teach, guide, advise and assign helpful homework, if appropriate.
Volunteer time (4 hours per month).
Service providers will not:
Do the work for the entrepreneur.
Pressure the entrepreneur to hire the Service Provider as a paid consultant, advisor or employee; however, as the relationship evolves and requires agreed upon deliverables, financial engagement utilizing the Service Provider’s EC package is acceptable.
Violate the confidentiality requirements of EC Advisor Program.
Withhold pertinent background information or act in secret.