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Why consider a business partner?

Running your own company is a dream for many. It can offer freedom and the chance to make a lot of money. However, it can also be a lot of hard work, a lot of stress and a real drain on your finances. So, it is no wonder that many people consider taking on a business partner, or perhaps more than one.

Here are some of the reasons that might be a good idea:

They can boost your finances

Have you ever thought how unfair it was that your competitor could beat you on things because they had a bigger budget? Perhaps this allows them to outmarket you, attract better talent or invest in more efficient facilities. Bringing a partner on board could allow you to match their finances and put you on an even footing.

They can get you into new markets

If only you could break into the Chinese market, you could expand massively. Maybe you can if you find a partner with the appropriate Chinese contacts. It can work closer to home, too. Taking on a particular partner could help you get your foot in the door with a local buyer whose door has remained firmly shut to you so far.

They can offer relief

Sharing the workload, sharing problems and sharing some of those difficult decisions can be of great benefit, especially if you are finding sole entrepreneurship taxing. Beware, though, that giving up your independence does have its drawbacks.

If you do decide to enter into a partnership with someone, be sure to get legal help to draw up a solid partnership agreement.