Business Partner

I’m Looking for a Business Partner.
Could That Be You?

After more than 10 years in business, I’m looking for a partner.  This partner will not be a paid employee but rather will share in the growth and profits of this business.

Why Am I Doing This Now?

Let’s get right to the big question – why am I looking for a business partner?

Very frankly, after 10+ years in the business, I’ve grown a bit tired.  There are things I still love to do, but there are other things that are my weaknesses.  I’ll go more into detail about those below.  My idea partner will be strong where I am weak.

What Am I Looking For In a Partner?

The person I am looking for will have the following skills and abilities:

  • documentable proof of success in running businesses
  • excellent organizational skills
  • reasonable copywriting skills
  • the ability to find, set up and oversee joint ventures
  • the ability to find and book speaking engagements for me
  • excellent skills at business metrics and tracking
  • the ability to grow online and offline mailing lists
  • knowledge and success with AdWords and PPC
  • the ability to find affiliates, set up an affiliate program and oversee the program
  • be savvy with online marketing
  • good at developing and implementing systems

I’m sure there will be others, but these are the basics.

What Am I Willing to Do?

I want to be clear about one thing – I still love this business and I want it to grow.  So I don’t simply want to hand it off to someone and walk away.  I will be working closely with my partner and I’m willing to do the following:

  • continue to provide content including newsletters, inserts, products both physical and digital
  • continue to do one-on-one consulting
  • continue to speak around the United States
  • continue to run and participate in my membership
  • additional work with members and clients as needed
  • continue my monthly live coaching calls

I truly enjoy working with my clients and members.  If you’ve ever worked with me directly, I’m sure that was obvious.  I would not want to give up any of that.

Additional Important Information

I want to very clear about several things:

1. This is NOT an internship.  I have no interest in “teaching someone the business”.  You should bring solid, documentable business skills to the table.  I’m bringing 25+ years of proven success, a deep product line, a well-known brand, a very well established business, etc.

2. There will be an opportunity to “buy in” to the equity growth in my business.  I’ll explain that further to people who are possible candidates to be my partner.  But I’d like my partner to be able to share in both the profits and the equity growth.

3. I will not follow up with “tire kickers”.  This is a very serious business arrangement.  I have no interest in giving information to unqualified people who want to “find out what it’s all about”.

What Should You Do If You’re Interested?

Your first step should be to send me a brief email outlining what you can bring to the table.  I will follow up with all serious replies.  In this first round if it seems like there may be some chemistry there, I’ll go into more detail.

That’s it for now.  Let’s see who steps up.