For all the things I've learned to do in business over the years, I've also learned one critical thing NOT to do. Simply put, do NOT team up with the wrong people.
Easier said than done of course. You can't always tell what kind of talent or commitment someone will bring to the table. But when you have the opportunity to assess people and to choose who you want to work with, think it through. This can have a major impact on your success.
Does the person share your values? (Not necessarily your religion, but your values -- do you both believe in doing what's right for all parties involved in a transaction, for instance? Do you both believe in transparency?)
Will they jump from business to business, from project to project, or can they carry through on something? If you have people in place for different stages of a project and you WANT someone jumping ... finding new projects or whatever ... then great. Let them jump. But know ahead of time what you expect of them and whether they will be where you need them to be.
Finally, do they have the talents needed to help YOU succeed? For instance, if you're new to developing a home business, do you want to team up with someone else who's also new? Do you want to team up with someone who's been at it a long time but seems tired? Do you want someone who's great at building his part of the business but who fails to make sure you know how to build yours?
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I'm an author and professional writer / marketer with an interest in gathering teams of those who want to learn, grow progressive businesses, have fun, and make a difference.