The biggest question to ask yourself before bringing on a business partner is: What do you need from him or her? Attorney Nina Kaufman recommends determining your own strengths and weaknesses, and choosing a partner who has complimentary skills. Also, be sure to ask for references to avoid partnering with someone who has a bad reputation or isn't reliable, she says.
Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. is an award-winning New York City attorney, edutainer and author. Under her Ask The Business Lawyer brand, she reaches thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners with her legal services, professional speaking, information products, and LexAppeal weekly ezine. She also writes the Making It Legal blog.