Every business owner wears several hats. There is no exception. Therefore, choosing a partner isn’t about design or code. A partner must be both willing and able to invest in a collection of hats to wear.
My business partner and I met in university. We had a complimentary skill set, shared contracts, and delivered work together. But while this blossomed into full-time partnership—the road there wasn’t paved because one of us programmed and the other designed. It happened because of a well-defined division of labor, unflinching trust, and a genuine love and respect for one another.
I can’t overstate the importance of mutual trust. Trust eases stress, keeps you focussed, and improves your chances of overcoming the inevitable challenges that face a business owner.
Trust gives you space to have fun doing un-fun things.