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5 Signs You Should Break Up with Your Business Partner

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 5, 2014

When you’re fresh out of college or want to work for yourself, starting a business and partnering up with someone is the exciting way to go. Going into business with someone can feel very similar to falling in love. Everything seems beyond fantastic, you’re elated with joy and nothing seems impossible. A business relationship isn’t dating though; it’s a totally different relationship, but with comparable similarities. If you…

What To Learn From Snapchat’s Ugly Co-Founder Fight

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 27, 2014

As a lawyer who specializes in working with tech startups, I help young companies make strategic decisions and prepare for growth. Frequently, however, I help clients untangle legal messes unknowingly created at their business’ inception. Of course, legal matters are complicated and mistakes can be made. But there are easily avoidable mistakes I see made over and over again that can imperil a promising business’ future. One of…

True Life: I’m Married to My Cofounder

by / ⠀Career Advice Under30CEO / September 24, 2013

By day, I’m a research loving social worker whose full-time career is in child welfare.  By night, I’m a struggling entrepreneur who shares a bed with my start-up’s co-founder.  To make matters worse, we’re also newlyweds.  This is either genius, or crazy.  Most nights I lean towards crazy. We’ve been married for two short months (June 8, 2013), committed for over 3 years, and co-founders of Animal Lover…

Starting a Business with Friends: Why We Say Yes

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 16, 2013

If Ben and Jerry can do it… It all started on a normal Sunday afternoon. Juan and me, Lucas, close friends for years, typically hung out on Sundays before starting the work week.  Juan realized it was his girlfriend’s mother’s birthday the next day, but he had no gift.  Not wanting to disappoint, we all scoured online throwing out ideas, but nothing we found on Google seemed appropriate.…

The 12 Step Checklist For A Successful Business Partnership

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 9, 2013

A successful business partnership has many similarities with a successful marriage. In some ways it is even more challenging to build such a partnership. The first question you should ask yourself is, “Do you really need a partner?” If you can create a viable business without a partner you are probably well advised to take that route. It may be that a partner is essential to complement your…

11 Things to Look For In Your Startup Partner

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 28, 2013

QUESTION: WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A POTENTIAL STARTUP PARTNER? Question by: Ashley THE DATING GAME “When searching for a potential startup founder, you must search based on how you would if you were looking for a long-term relationship. You need to look for someone that can share the long-term vision of the company. Founding and running a business is like being married and having a child —…

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