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Startup Tips

The 13 Factors That Make a Strong Partnership

Review these 13 points you need to take into consideration before joining forces with a partner

The following excerpt is from Scott Duffy’s book Breakthrough. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBoundPotentially the most important decision you’ll make in your business’s early days is whether or not to bring in partners to be co-owners alongside you. This could include searching for ...

by Scott Duffy  | May 19, 2019 06:00:00
Startup Tips

I Co-Founded a Startup With My Best Friend: How to Balance Friendship and Business

Follow these three tips if you're thinking about co-founding a company with a friend

From the very beginning, my co-founder Nicolas and I were very hands-on with the business. When we first secured office space, we drove straight to IKEA to purchase brand new furniture. Nicolas and I didn't have a large enough vehicle, so we befriended and ...

by Dan Saks  | March 10, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

What Do You Do If Your Business Partner Makes You Uncomfortable?

Should you even have a comfort zone?

As humans, we love living within our comfort zone. Science tells us that our comfort zones are a place where activities and experiences fit a pattern and a routine that we're used to. It's a place of minimum risk for us, which is why ...

by Kimanzi Constable  | February 06, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Attention anxious aspiring entrepreneurs: Find a business partner

Sometimes, success is better reached with someone beside you.

[streams:39]Brace yourself. This might sting a wee bit: Not everyone should go it alone.That does not mean you should not be an entrepreneur, though. It just means that you might need a partner to hike the startup path with you, says Daniel ...

by Catherine Clifford  | March 28, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

8 reasons why entrepreneurs need more business relationships and fewer friends

Because 'it's not what you know, it's who you know.'

Successful entrepreneurs understand the difference between a good business relationship with more people and having more friends. In fact, the focus on social networking platforms, starting with Facebook, has destroyed the meaning of the word friend and even changed it from a ...

by Martin Zwilling  | February 04, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

4 secrets of blissful entrepreneurial power couples

Here are the 'rules of engagement' you should follow when working with your partner.

Running a successful business with your soul mate may seem like an idyllic dream. You are together all the time and can determine your mutual career destinies instead of spending many hours apart working for someone else.You get to build a meaningful ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | September 17, 2015 05:00:00
Startup Tips

An 8-point checklist to help you find the startup partner of your dreams

These eight traits indicate that a prospective venture partner is right for your business.

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 ...

by Martin Zwilling  | September 04, 2015 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Do these 3 things to make connections that matter

Putting too much focus on your own story will likely leave you hanging out by yourself.

You know forming meaningful relationships with the right people has a direct impact on the success of your business. And that's great news—if you were born with an outgoing personality. But what if you consider yourself to be more of an introvert? Is ...

by Geoff Woods and Geoff Woods  | May 17, 2015 06:00:00
Startup Tips

7 elements to consider before entering a business partnership

Marketing specialist and book author Josiah Go talks about strategic partnership elements that will guide entrepreneurs who plan to get into any joint venture.

Business partnerships are meant to have a common vision---to succeed. However, there are times when these fall short because of shortcomings coming from each end. While miscommunication is already a given reason, there are also other barriers that most entrepreneurs aren't aware ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | April 08, 2015 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Valentine's Day business idea: Custom-made chocolates

Valentine's Day is a day for entrepreneurs, too. Earn additinal income by making and selling custom-made chocolates.

In a few days, Filipinos will once again be trooping to malls and flower shops looking for that perfect gift to give their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, as the occasion has long transcended from being exclusively for lovers alone. To help ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 11, 2015 03:00:00
Startup Tips

The pros and cons of buying a business

Here are a few important things to consider before you buy an existing business.

Many successful entrepreneurs are described as people who started their business from nothing and grew it to what it is now. Indeed, it takes time—normally several years as the entrepreneur struggles to survive trials—before a business can get truly established in the ...

by Henry Ong  | October 18, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

How to start a successful bakery biz

Bread is part of every Filipino’s diet, just like rice is a Pinoy staple food. Gone are the days when a small neighborhood bakery was enough to supply all the requirements of a community. Competition is tight nowadays, but you can still ...

by Bernadette Reyes  | August 19, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Business structure 101

One of the important aspects of opening a business is choosing the way it is organized.

July 01, 2013 10:00:00