.When starting a business, you don’t have to do it alone. You can partner with others to help you find the capital you need, provide the skills and talent needed by the business that you don’t have, open the doors for the new business with their networks and contacts, or just have someone to help you through this entrepreneurial journey.
However, it is important that you find the right partner. The right partner can push your business forward; the wrong one can set you back and drag you to failure.
Kitty Kolding, President of a marketing firm called House Party, shared this advice in the book “What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves.” The book is a compilation of short letters written by well known and highly successful women passing their current wisdom to their younger selves .
Finding a true partner is one of the most critical things you will do. You are better when you have a partner that you can truly trust, rely upon, and function effectively with as a counterbalance to your weaknesses …. A key: Some relationships shine, grow, and are at their best only within the context of work. You are strong, but once you find a business partner who is truly your equal and who will cover your back, you will experience an entirely different kind of life and work energy that will bring you a joy you haven’t felt before.