Getting Out of a Malignant Partnership

Best advice? Don’t get into a partnership.

Yes, I understand. It was the excitement of having tapped into a sugar daddy (or momma). No more money worries, at least not for now. A mountain of new promised connections. Wow! A veritable shortcut to the next growth cycle of your venture without the normal growing pains. Wow again! What can possibly go wrong with this dream-like scenario?

Lots, and it often does, leaving you grasping for an exit from someone who is likely richer, better connected, and more powerful than you are. After all, money and markets are likely the main reasons you took the conjugal leap.

I once found a partner with great ideas. He was clever, well-spoken, and enthusiastic. I did not (or ...

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