How to Get a Partnership Deal for Your Business

A good partnership deal can take your business to the next level, and no business is too new or too small to start looking towards the future and considering potential partnerships.

How to Find the Perfect Business Partner

You probably have an idealized image in your head of the type of like-minded individual you would like to launch your venture with, but as with a lot of aspects in life, things don’t always work out the way you planned. The stark reality is that you will most likely work your way through multiple business partners as you embark down your desired career path, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Due to the continued and rapid growth of the internet and social media, there are more ways than ever to find a partner who shares your goals and aspirations. Below we've collected some of the best ways to find your perfect business partner.

How many business partners should you have? Maybe zero

When the chemistry is just right, it’s true that going into business with others can be a blessing. But don’t think that’s the only way to do it. If you have the drive, you can succeed on your own, too.

Everything you always wanted to know about cofounders

Do I need a co-founder? How do I chose one? What do I do if the relationship doesn’t work out? These are some of the most frequent questions about co-founders that I have heard from entrepreneurs over the years. In this post, I’ll try to answer these, and a few other important related questions. Do...

Partnerships: Six Things You Need to Know Before You Say “I do”.

So you want to go into business with someone.  Good for you.  Maybe your potential partner is a family member, long-time friend, investor, or business associate.  Whatever the relationship, the start of a partnership is much like the beginning of a romantic relationship.  The parties are euphoric and it may seem as though nothing could...

Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse

I know I’ve said this before, but I just had a long talk with a brilliant young entrepreneur in a bad situation, and I want to say it again: Getting your new business financed is not necessarily a good thing. It’s not the obvious goal. Getting investment, by itself, is not a win. No. Investment...

Ask the Expert – Sweat Equity

Question There are two partners. One partner has invested a large amount of cash. The other has invested strictly time, which if fairly valued would also be a large amount of cash. Is it reasonable, or acceptable to indicate the value of time invested in the form of a cash value as a “Startup Expense”...

How Not to Divide Ownership

Here’s a case for discussion. You be the judge. Parker comes up with a great idea for an iPhone application. He or she works on it for three months in spare time … develops sketches and designs, trying to figure out how it would work … looks at other iPhone applications doing related things. About...

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