So you’ve made the decision to go it alone with your own tech venture: congratulations! It is a brave move, and some inspiring challenges lay ahead.
Having a great idea for a company is one thing, but the intricacies of getting it off the ground and maintaining its success are quite another. You’re going to need a great co-pilot in this scheme, which is why is it vital that you take the process of finding a business partner very seriously.
The main thing to remember is that it is not all about friendship: while you need a certain chemistry with your colleague, just as important is that they should have different skills to you – and maybe even different opinions. If you can agree on the core idea of your business, it will be helpful to have someone to question and test your decisions as you go along – someone who will also respond well to your constructive criticism.
To find out the best kind of business partner for you, have a look at this handy infographic. It identifies the eight most appropriate types, and provides a useful flowchart so you can figure out which one will complement your skills. Find someone you can trust, and trust to get the best from you, and you’ll give your business the best possible chance of success.