Networking to Find a Business PartnerPersonal introductions work the best, so meeting the right people through your acquaintances might be a way to find an appropriate business partner. Let your friends know you are looking for a business partner, they might know of someone interested.
Finding a business partner through your own social network might not work as well as through a related business network. A network where there is a familiarity with either the business you are already in, or a business you plan to start up, might yield results.
Other places that you might have luck finding a business partner are trade shows in the type of business you are seeking a partner for, and local networking events such as at a nearby chamber of commerce.
Know Your PartnerOnce you have found a prospective person to partner with, get to know them as much as possible. Business can be challenging enough without a partner, having a good partner should make things easier - not harder -for both of you.
Make sure that you make clear and concise agreements as to how you divide responsibilities in the business and document as much as possible so that no misunderstandings occur down the line.
Having a business partnership is very much like a marriage. You know that it won't always be good times, so be ready when disagreements occur and work things out as best you can.