One of the main reasons for seeking a business partner is the need for capital. However, besides the possibility to get more capital, there are other advantages that we can present to have a partner, such as more efficient management, the possibility of sharing responsibilities, risk sharing, greater resources, greater knowledge , more contacts, and so on.
However, having a partner is not straightforward because it involves having someone to make decisions also important company like us, besides the possibility of disagreements that may arise, conflicts or disputes, which is very likely if the company is not getting the expected results, and we have a social conflict.
As before seeking a partner for our business, we must ask and discuss if we really need one (if we seek a partner only for lack of money, it is preferable to a bank), and once we made the decision to seek one, we take our time and choose well.
And for that, see below some tips that will help you choose the right partner:
Search a reliable partner:
Usually when looking for a partner is to find one in the family, friends, coworkers, fellow students. However, we can find a partner for people who just met, for example, people we met through our business, or other people who have given us. However, be someone we know from long ago, or have known someone who is just, we must always strive to be a person who inspires confidence.
If a person we know for some time, analyze your past behavior, past performance, experience. But if someone just know we should not only our instincts guide us, but we must evaluate its performance at the beginning of the relationship, for example, assess whether they comply with their promises, if he is sincere with us, if constantly contradicts himself, if change your mind often, and so on.
One way to know if a partner is reliable as well as to evaluate other characteristics, is a background check. For example, we find out what has been your previous experience as a worker or an entrepreneur, what are your credit history, if companies have broken, if broken after one has been able to recover and pay off their debts and so on. But above all, evaluate what has been their performance in other societies, for example, what was his relationship with his former partners.
If you have had a bad relationship with his former partners is likely to also have with us (although we must bear in mind that if you have had a troubled relationship with a former partner, perhaps the conflict has been the other partner). We must avoid conflicting partners, but partners do not necessarily bad experience, it’s bad experiences where more is learned.