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Sole proprietors have no idea how much they are losing by not forming a partnership.

Sole proprietors have no idea how much they are losing by not forming a partnership.

A partnership offers more freedom because business tasks are shared and it also has the potential to earn greater profits. A small business can be more rewarding and profitable within a partnership.

Consider a partnership when you have someone to complement your skills and add value to your company.

Partnerships work when the right foundation is laid. Be very careful when choosing a partner.

Join with someone who shares your vision. A partnership will only be successful when both or all the parties agree on the strategic direction of the business. Agree on a course that will meet the needs of the partners.

Have clearly-defined roles and capitalise on each partner's strengths and skills.

Experts advise against a 50-50 partnership because the chances of a stalemate are high.

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