how many partners is to many?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by hole in one 2, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. hole in one 2

    hole in one 2 LawnSite Member
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    what's youre oppinions on how many people should go into the business together? especially the first year.
  2. my answer would be how many less friends do you want, I have not seen many work out.
  3. Darb

    Darb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    I have had it work out before. The benefit I enjoyed the most is the different strengths we had. My weakness was his strength and via versa.

    The warning people often give is for good reason. One of the main reasons people go into business is they like to do things their own way. With a partner you have to listen to your partner and compormise. If you are not willing or your partner is not willing to really listen and sometimes give in then you don't want to have a partner. Go it alone.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    how many partners is to many? ONE---Any partner is too many.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    my thoughts exactly...I was going to team up with someone this past year, but I didn't like the way he handled his LCO. He thought that he was on the cutting edge of everything, but in fact he was light years behind. I knew that if I took him aboard it would just slow everything to a snails pace and our quality of work and personal attention that we give our customers would be damaged.
  6. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    One partner is too many, as that makes two bosses. Do ya wanna mow, or do ya wanna argue over who does what?
  7. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    Depends on you. If the partnership is well defined and the roles are clear cut it will work. If not, your in trouble. Remember, if its written you have a prayer, if its verbal its only air. Good Luck
  8. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    I agree with 65hoss, one partner is too many. You might need a employee but never a partner.
  9. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Why would you want a partner?? Financial reasons??? If that is the case, pull out a loan, and hire someone knowledgeable in the areas you are lacking.
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Why in the world would anyone want a partner?:dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:

    Sharing profits...don't think so.:nono: :nono: :nono:

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