New businesses frequently begin on a wave of exuberance and optimism. Riding this wave, entrepreneurs often have difficulty accepting the fact that the trust and goodwill they currently have with their business partners may not be permanent. As the business develops, interests may change and new stakeholders may alter the dynamics. Even if the composition of the business remains the same, people change and relationships may sour. This can create serious problems for minority shareholders in closely held corporations when other stakeholders join forces to exclude them from the operation of the business.