Find the right co-founder.
It’s impossible to be good at everything yourself. The right co-founder brings you skills, manpower, and other resources. A co-founder motivates you, challenges you, makes you stronger, and boosts your productivity—and vice versa.
When you look for a co-founder, you must consider the following qualities:
This is the most important quality. You only want to work with people who are passionate.
- Character—this trait is composed of qualities like honesty, perseverance, courage, etc.
There are online tests to help you determine your potential co-founder’s character.
- Trust—make sure that your co-founder will do what he committed to
Also, make sure he will act with your and your business’s best interest in mind.
- Complementary resources and advantages
If you completed the previous actions, you made a list of all the resources that you have. You want to have a co-founder that adds more critical resources to your new business.
- Fit with your mission
Ideally, you both should contribute something important to your vision.
Make a list of 20 friends and colleagues whom you know well. Then analyze their qualities starting with passion.
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