You don’t have to do it all by yourself. Lots of people think they do; then they struggle to do not just the part of it they like, but also what they don’t like. The sales types try to count the money and administer, and the detail-oriented ones try to expand into blue-sky strategy. The dreamers try to be producers. People who create things try to manage people.

The solution, often, is building a team.


Then there are the people with great ideas and ambition who resolve to focus in and do the work, but¬†don’t have¬†enough experience. There’s that so-called “catch 22” of not being able to build a new business because it’s your first, and investors want a track record. What to do? Recruit some advisors. Hire some professionals.

PartnerUp at seems like a good idea. Register as entrepreneur or professional, search for people to add to your team, search for teams to join. It’s still a startup, and may not yet have critical mass, but I’ve been following it for several months now and it still looks pretty good. Get people together.

Tim BerryTim Berry

Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.