when i first started this business i was going to take on a partner. the deal was i would do the financing and he would do most of the work. i was going to help when i got off work. within five weeks we were ready to kill each other, he could not lift a trimmer without someone working with him, so the day actually began when i got off work. luckily we never had the partnership formalized, or i would have lost everything, my house my truck, everything. he went out on his own, stole more than half my customers, then only lasted seven weeks in business himself. i was warned never to take on a partner, the partner was my step son, so i thought it would work. what are your stories about having partners does anyone have a partnership that has fourished?