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Bringing on a business partner is a great step to advance your company
Bringing on a business partner is a great step to advance your company5 reason bringing on a business partner is a great step forward for your company
Free's up your time
When it comes to running a business, it's never easy to do by yourself. Bringing on a business partner is a great step forward to advancing your company. I know that when I started working online with my small start up I was doing everything on my own and thought I was efficient, but I was wrong. I was becoming overworked and burnt out because I was working 16+ hours a day finishing work for clients, managing my own websites, answering emails, and so on. I was beginning to miss things that were obvious because I would put them off and forget to go back to them.
Fast forward a year after I started being profitable and I knew I had to bring someone on that could alleviate some of the work so that I wouldn't be so overworked, stressed and burnt out. It was like a blessing when I decided I wanted to bring someone on, because my friend gave me a call and asked if I had the needs for an employee. I was super happy and said "How about partnering up and not being just an employee???" Now I knew my friend would be a good fit because he was extremely smart and already had a degree in engineering. He designed some systems for a company he was an intern for and they still use them to this day, and that was close to 7 years ago lol. He complimented the things I was weak at and did it amazingly, just like a good business partner should.
So that's enough about me lol. Let's get to it, shall we.
When you bring someone on to help you out, you're freeing yourself up in a way that you can focus on other aspects of your business. You won't be able to just step back and watch your parnter work, you'll still have to do stuff. You can have your business partner focus on things that you aren't efficient at and that will speed up your process because they might be better at something than you are.
A partner can focus on things
You can focus on half of the acts per day that your business needs and your partner can focus on the other half. If you want to just run the business and have your business partner focus on R&D to push your company even further, that's up to you. You can flip that and focus on R&D if you want or you can do something completely different. Think of your business partner as someone that is helping you out with difficult tasks, not someone that is just helping you out for a paycheck.
Compliments your skills with their own
A good business partner will be one that knows things you do not and you know things he/she does not. Now you can bring people on that know what you do, but they may not be as proficient in the skills. Let's say you're a 10/10 for SEO and they're a 4/10. This is still good because they can pick up a campaign that you set in place if you are on vacation or sick. If you're a bad programmer and your partner can code circles around Mark Zuckerberg, that's a great partnership because you can handle the small tasks and your partner can do the bulk of the scripts needed.
Handles work you don't want to
This isn't the main thing you want to bring a business partner on for, but sometimes is needed. I absolutely hated answering emails when I was busy because I never had time to do it. I would try to answer as many as I could, but if I answered them all I would be so far behind on work that was needing to be done for clients. On the other hand, if I didn't answer the emails I would get charge backs and disputes in PayPal because the client thought that I was just trying to take their money. I was too busy on the clients work, and my partner saw this so he stepped in to answer all the emails, which took a huge load off of my shoulders. I was less stressed and we were more successful because he didn't mind answering 100 emails a day
Let's you focus on specific tasks
If you have a good partner they will know that at certain points they will have to work long hours so that you can focus on one thing. They might know that they will have to work a 16 hour day because you're working on a website to make you both more money or you're fixing something that needs your undivided attention. Your partner will understand and they will sacrifice their time so that you both can achieve greater heights
Helps with decisions
You can't always make an educated decision when it comes to running a business. Sometimes you might make a really dumb decision that could cripple your business, but if you have a partner, they can usually tell you not to make that decision. I've wanted to make a few big decisions but my partner did a ton of research and showed me his results, which swayed my mind for the better. We all get dollar signs in our eyes and sometimes our partners will be able to stand in and smack some sense into us lol
If you are already making a good amount of money, I would suggest bringing on a business partner who will compliment your skills. The best partners are the ones that are already smart and can learn if needed, but if they already know your niche and methods that's great. A partner can lift burdens off of you so that you're more at ease when working. You'll know that someone is always there to help out when you need it, and that's a great feeling when it comes to running a business
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