No long-term partnership — personal or professional — is without challenges. Getting key issues on the table in a timely way and having open, direct, and respectful conversations can reduce frustrations and facilitate needed change. In this article, the authors outline seven steps to take if your business partnership has gotten rocky.
Many people know from painful personal experience that business partnerships, however promising they may start, can come to a place of conflict and even acrimony. In fact, some 50 to 80% of partnerships fail in the first few years.