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How To Find An Ideal Business Partner For Your Startup Company

By Martin at July 21, 2015 | 12:04 pm | 0 Comment

How To Find An Ideal Business Partner For Your Startup Company

As an advisor to startups, I often get asked what to look for in an ideal co-founder or business partner. My first response is that it’s much like finding that ideal spouse, where chemistry, common interests and complementary communication skills are key. After some reflection, I now realize these attributes are necessary but not sufficient to be an ideal business more...

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How To Find A Co-founder With Complementary Skills

By Martin at April 7, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

How To Find A Co-founder With Complementary Skills

A common challenge faced by every entrepreneur is that they don’t have the bandwidth, interest or skills to do everything that is required to build their startup. Of course, they can outsource part of the work or hire employees, but that approach means more time and money to manage the work, which they don’t have. The right answer is to find a co-founder with more...

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How To Choose Right Business Partner For Your Startup Company?

By Martin at February 9, 2013 | 9:43 am | 0 Comment

How To Choose Right Business Partner For Your Startup Company?

A while back I talked about how and where to find a co-founder in “For a Startup, Two Heads are Always Better Than One.” The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner. Even if you are looking in all the right places, it helps to know what you are looking for. In this context, more...

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How To Find Perfect Business Partner

By Martin at February 24, 2011 | 1:25 pm | 0 Comment

How To Find Perfect Business Partner

People tell me there are over 5,000 online dating sites, but I couldn’t find one that focused on matchmaking business-to-business (B2B) relationships. Yet, every business expert tells me that finding good business partners is just as tricky as a good marriage, without the sex. Business partnerships come in all shapes and sizes, from finding a single partner to help more...

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