Getting Help in Choosing a Business Partner

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq., owner of Ask The Business Lawyer, is an award-winning business attorney, speaker, and Entrepreneur Magazine online contributor. She saves consulting and professional services companies time, money, and aggravation by serving as their outsourced legal counsel.

Posted on March 25, 2013 in Business Partners

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It ain’€™t easy. And as the experts in my New York Enterprise Report article, How to Choose a Business Partner€? reveal, you may not want to go it alone.

The same way you invite your gal-pals to have brunch with you and your sweetie (because, of course, you want to get their feedback to make sure you’re not making a terrible mistake with this person), so you want an objective eye looking at your potential business partner. There are red flags, like divergences in communication style, or differences in values and vision;€“ at first, you might be tempted to tolerate them, but in the end, they could act as a wedge between you.Outside feedback€“ especially at the outset is invaluable when you’€™re in a situation where your emotions might cloud clear thinking.

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