Where to Find a Business Partner

Finding a great partner is like looking for your first employee. Trust matters. For any key position look to your professional and social networks. Your potential startup partner has to be someone you will enjoy working most of your hours with.

You want someone who compliments your skills; who has strengths where you have weaknesses. You don’t have to rush into choosing a partner, it’s very consequential – 70% of partnerships fail. The big question is, should you work with family or friends?

Feras Alhlou

Feras Alhlou

Feras has founded, grown, and sold businesses in Silicon Valley and abroad, scaling them from zero revenue to 7 and 8 figures. In 2019, he sold e-Nor, a digital marketing consulting company, to dentsu (a top-5 global media company). Feras has served as an advisor to 150+ other new startup businesses, and in his current venture, Start Up With Feras, he's on a mission to help entrepreneurs in the consulting and services space start and grow their businesses smarter and stronger.

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