How to pick the perfect business partner [CNN]

If you are thinking about going into business with someone you like or adore, you should reconsider it. This relationship might actually be a drawback and hinder the success of your business. Sandy Jap, a marketing professor at Emory University explains that having and showing a excellent rapport with someone can actually lead to bad business decisions. Finding a business partner is like finding a mate so you want to make sure you do your due diligence to find the right one.

Jap explains 5 steps that can be taken to find the correct business partner to be a success.

  1. Three little words: “You complete me.”
  2. Look for someone blunt
  3. Ask the tough questions
  4. Charisma is good. Reliability is better.
  5. Cast your net wide

Curated from: How to pick the perfect business partner [CNN]

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Gresham Harkless Jr.

Gresham Harkless is a Media Consultant for Blue 16 Media and the Blogger-in-Chief for CEO Blog Nation. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.

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