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Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

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.
The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement

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

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

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.
The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders

The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders

When looking for a co-founder, entrepreneurs need to make sure they are matched with the right partner before taking the startup leap together. Otherwise, disaster could ensue.
Friends Forever? Stay Close Even After Co-Founding a Company.

Friends Forever? Stay Close Even After Co-Founding a Company.

Each partner should contribute to the business based on strengths. Rely on an advisor if needed and prepare for your relationship to evolve.
The Survival Guide to Co-Founders Living Far Apart

The Survival Guide to Co-Founders Living Far Apart

In this tale of two cities, the principals built a startup while living hundreds of miles away. Here are their insights.
3 Easy Steps for Finding the Ideal Co-Founder

3 Easy Steps for Finding the Ideal Co-Founder

Business partnerships are often compared to marriage: If you find the right match, success will ensue. Otherwise, you may be headed for disaster (and a nasty breakup).
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

Choosing business partners is not easy. If they are going to be with you in the long haul, you need to make sure they are a great fit. Here are a few things you should be considering.
Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

Startup mythology is rooted in dorm-room ‘meet cute’ stories, but some entrepreneurs are determined to seek out their perfect co-founder online.
Set Boundaries for Accountability and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Set Boundaries for Accountability and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why co-founders shouldn't always seek consensus, why millennials want feedback and more advice for business owners.

5 Secrets to Creating Harmony Among Co-Founders

While teaming up with others to launch a startup can provide invaluable expertise and support, it can also cause tension, as people don't always see eye to eye. Here are a few ways co-founders can co-exist.
How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

Picking a co-founder is a lot like picking a spouse, except you'll likely spend more time with the former.
What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

After years of working with entrepreneurs, Rebekah Iliff has the most prominent entrepreneurial types down to a science. See how you stack up.
How a Couple Managed to Make It Work as Co-Founders

How a Couple Managed to Make It Work as Co-Founders

The co-founder of shoe-lace company HICKIES offers advice about launching a business with your significant other.
How to Find the Perfect Co-Founder

How to Find the Perfect Co-Founder

Our ASK expert VC John Frankel offers up advice about finding a co-founder and managing the relationship.

Partnering Your Way to Startup Success

Entrepreneur Matt Clark explains why pouring money into finding your ideal business partner may be your best bet.

4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Co-Founder

Venture capitalist Paul Lee offers advice on finding the right business partner for your startup.

6 Tips for Building a Strong Founding Team

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on the value of putting together a strong team -- and how to keep it that way.

What I Learned About Running a Startup From Econ 101

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on the theory of comparative advantage and how your startup would do well to learn about it.

Appboy Founder on Turning a Chance Encounter into Entrepreneurship Gold

Here's how two young treps found their co-founder on the street, and went on to launch a successful venture-backed startup.

Can't Code? 4 Tips for the Non-Techie Young ‘Trep

Student entrepreneur David Gabeau on why computer-programming experience isn’t critical to launching a successful tech startup.

4 Tips to Avoid Co-Founder Conflict

Student entrepreneur Eric Muli on why it’s important to be honest with your business partners and to quickly get over disagreements.

Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You’ll Still Need a Sidekick

Business is nothing like comic books or the movies, but having sidekick when the going gets tough can’t hurt. This Halloween, consider finding the Robin to your Batman.

Business Partners: 5 Tips for Finding the Ying to Your Yang

Start-up expert Rebekah Iliff says the key to finding an ideal partner or co-founder is first understanding your own strengths and future desires.

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