News and Articles About Co-founders

Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.
Co-founders

Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.

There are few decisions in business that are more important than deciding whether you'll 'go it alone' or team up.
Adam Callinan
Why Ben Picked Jerry
Trep Talk

Why Ben Picked Jerry

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield launched the legendary ice-cream brand Ben & Jerry's in 1978. And they're still friends today.
Catherine Clifford
The Critical Process of Identifying the Right Co-Founder
Co-founders

The Critical Process of Identifying the Right Co-Founder

There's no easy formula for success and sometimes only time will tell if a business leader has made a good choice.
Ximena Beltran Quan Kiu
Richard Branson on the Value of Debate in Business Partnerships
business relationships

Richard Branson on the Value of Debate in Business Partnerships

To resolve conflicts with business partners, try humor, debate and when necessary, a strong drink.
Richard Branson
Gilt Groupe Co-Founder: The 5 Secrets of Super Successful Founder Relationships
Co-founders

Gilt Groupe Co-Founder: The 5 Secrets of Super Successful Founder Relationships

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder of Gilt Groupe and new beauty service app Glamsquad, reveals what it takes to build a productive and harmonious founding team.
Laura Entis
4 Types of Apps That Never Succeed
Apps

4 Types of Apps That Never Succeed

If you're launching an app-based business, stay clear of these problems that will sink your startup.
Rahul Varshneya
Coke Is Luring Experienced Entrepreneurs to Create New Startups
Entrepreneurs

Coke Is Luring Experienced Entrepreneurs to Create New Startups

In Coca-Cola's new platform for entrepreneurs, Coke brings the money and the cache, while startups (hopefully) help the soda giant reach new markets down the road.
Kate Taylor
5 Things to Do Before Saying 'I Do' to a Business Partner
Co-founders

5 Things to Do Before Saying 'I Do' to a Business Partner

When you meet a potential partner your personalities may click and your goals may be identical, but to have a successful relationship, clarity is key.
Deborah Mitchell
Microsoft's Strategy Behind Taking Minecraft and Not Its Founders
Co-founders

Microsoft's Strategy Behind Taking Minecraft and Not Its Founders

Steve Blank explains the importance of 'outward facing' founders.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
How Two Entrepreneurial Jetsetters Stay Grounded at 30,000 Feet
Leadership

How Two Entrepreneurial Jetsetters Stay Grounded at 30,000 Feet

Traveling the country can be a challenge for co-founders. But here's how this pair makes the traveling part work.
Ben Pascal
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Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup
Partnerships

Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

If you have business savvy but lack technical skills, bring in a technologist to strengthen your leadership.
Martin Zwilling
The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement
Ask the Expert

The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement

While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement.
Bo Yaghmaie
How Much of Your Company Should You Give to New Co-Founders?
Starting a Business

How Much of Your Company Should You Give to New Co-Founders?

It helps to bring in others to fill any gaps in your skill or experience. Here are five variables that will help you determine how much a new partner is worth.
Martin Zwilling
5 Things You Must Do When Entering Into a 50/50 Partnership
Co-founders

5 Things You Must Do When Entering Into a 50/50 Partnership

Often entrepreneurs need another individual to help found (and run) a company. And while two minds are better than one, these two minds need to be on the same page.
Will Caldwell