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What kind of person makes a good business partner?

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2024 | Business & Commercial Law

 Launching a new business venture on your own can be daunting. For some people, sharing responsibilities can be very helpful. This is where a business partner comes in. 

A business partner can share financial responsibility, help with day-to-day issues and shoulder some of the legal liabilities too. However, forming a successful business partnership is not as simple as just choosing any individual. You want to make sure that you choose the right individual. 

What kind of person makes a good business partner

Complementary skill sets 

Your main skills may lie in forming new business relationships and recruiting the best talent. However, you may not be great at analyzing data and analytics. This is something that a business partner could help with. 

When choosing a partner, it’s important to think about complementary skill sets. You want every member of your team to add value. You want to avoid business partners stepping on toes and getting into conflicts when working in the same areas of the company. 

Shared passion 

Ideally, you want to find someone who is invested in the company in every sense of the word. Your business partner should want the company to succeed long-term and continue to grow. Someone who is around only to collect a paycheck each week may not stick around for long. Loyalty and shared passion is a fundamental aspect of any business partnership. 

Choosing the right business partner is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. When you find that person, you’ll want to draft a sound partnership agreement. Seeking legal guidance will give you a better idea of how to go about this.