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How to Establish a Lasting Business Partnership

Working alone is one way of growing, but having a partner for life is another story.

It’s different and assuring when there’s someone who’s always behind your back. A person you trust. A person who warns you when you’re treading the wrong path. A friend who’ll support you and contribute suggestions to your ideas. And so on. Partnerships are also a great path to walk into. Establishing a lasting business partnership takes hard work, but it’s worth it.


Start with a Partnership Agreement

It’s always important to put agreements in writing in case of misunderstandings in the future. Instead of handling misunderstandings that could to lead to court hearings or partnership breakups in the future, start creating an agreement draft and polish it as you and your partner talk about everything that should be covered.

You can search online for drafts or get started with these examples:


Build Communication Guidelines

As a business owner, if you want your relationship to grow, you’ll need to establish communication. Open, honest, and constant communication is key to building a stronger relationship. It also helps in removing the barrier between two people. Without that barrier, they’ll be open to express themselves to each other.

However, it’s also important to set up ground rules in order to foster formal communication when needed. This will allow business owners and employees to share challenges and opportunities for the betterment of the company. It will also give time to fix unresolved issues; hence, better cooperation and rapport.

Partnerships can either work or cut short; it all depends on the two parties involved in the agreement. As a business owner, it’s important to put into writing, whether through the legal process or internal agreement, the conditions and guidelines that you and your partner will follow. This will help in solving misunderstandings and create a streamlined structure of communication, such as when to become serious about a topic.

Partners also provide insight and are always there behind your back when there are business decisions needed to take. If your planning on buying a business, your partner will definitely have something to say on that decision. They can also help by pooling money, allowing for a bigger downpayment on a Business for Sale Australia through listings, such as from National Brokers Network, a real estate firm in Australia.

Explore website that offers listings for residential, commercial, and business properties looking for buyers within different suburbs and cities in Australia. Visit our listings at and find the business you and your partner want to grow in the future.

Confidentiality Agreement

In Consideration of the Vendor of the subject business, or any other business introduced to the Proposed Purchaser and their agent National Brokers Network (“the agent”) providing information to the Prospective Purchaser, the Prospective Purchaser agrees:

1. To keep all information provided confidential in respect to the subject business and any other business introduced to the Prospective Purchaser by the Agent.
2. That no information is to be disclosed by the Prospective Purchaser to any third party without consent by the Agent;
3. That it will not use for themselves. Or for others benefit, such information other than to Purchase the subject business or other business introduced by the Agent;
4. That any agreement to purchase the whole or portion of the business shall be exclusively through the Agent;
5. To immediately return to the Agent all such information and other details in written form including any drawings and any copies made of written information, notes, summaries or extracts of any document therefor if any when requested by the Agent;
6. Under no circumstances will the Prospective Purchaser make direct contact with the vendor of the subject business or other introduced business without the prior written consent of the Agent;
7. If the Prospective Purchaser breaches this agreement or buys the business direct from the Vendor, the Prospective purchaser is liable to and indemnifies the Agent for any and all losses the agent may incur including economic loss and loss of income.v

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