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Two's Company

Got a problem? Let homebased business experts Paul and Sarah Edwards solve it.

This story appears in the October 1998 issue of

Q: I'm looking for a partner for my business. I wondered if you had any suggestions about how to find one.

A: The best business partner is someone you have a long track record of working well with--a person with whom you share common goals, philosophies and work styles. The more experience you've had working together, the better. But don't despair if there's no one in your existing pool of contacts you want to team up with. You can find partners by networking through professional and trade organizations or by getting referrals from others whose judgment you value. Here's what we suggest:

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