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3 Ways to Strengthen Your Partnership

As partners, you may glide as smoothly as Fred and Ginger. But, one day - and that day will come - you won't

We work with a lot of partnerships. Some of these entail family-member or husband-and-wife teams, like our own. Often, they are friends who want to work together because each brings something unique and useful to the partnership.There have been many brilliant partnerships (think ...

by Doug and Polly White  | December 01, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Choose your business partner: Veteran leader or new kid on the block?

Weigh the risks and rewards, and don't let age tip the scales in either direction

Forging a business partnership is a huge undertaking. When you create a formal alliance with someone, you’re building something very similar to a marriage. There’s a lot of faith, hope and optimism coupled with announcements, legal documents and the actual undertaking of the project at ...

by Kyle Zagrodzky  | October 27, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

The 3 types of partnerships that startups must form

Collect gains from collaborations

Starting up a business is never easy, especially when the market is constantly getting more crowded. It is increasingly difficult to find ways for your business stand out, and to forge the necessary relationships to help your business succeed in the early ...

by Sarah Haselkorn  | October 12, 2016 08:00:00
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Kylie Jenner learns a harsh business lesson that you already know

A healthy working relationship with people you do business with can make or break your future.

Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian’s maternal half-sister, is only 18 years old and she is struggling with her fame. She is not comfortable with the attention she gets and finds it hard to deal with criticism. But she is giving it a go.Unfortunately, ...

by Gene Marks  | July 11, 2016 04:00:00

3 ways to qualify your franchise prospects

Here are the things to look out for when considering prospective franchisees.

Franchise sales is not a hunt for the next check. It is a true screening process through which you will identify the best candidates to join your franchise family. The success of your system depends on the success of your franchisees, and the biggest ...

by Mark Siebert  | March 08, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

5 signs that you need to split from your partner

How can you tell if a business partnership is not actually working? Here are signs that you need to part ways with your business partner.

Here’s the story: You’ve got a great new business idea that was devised with your best friend or favorite co-worker and you’re ready to quit your day job to have a go at entrepreneurship. You’ve collectively agreed that a 50-50 partnership is ...

by Adam Callinan  | February 06, 2015 07:00:00