Wednesday 12 January
Tuesday, January 11, 2011/
Having a trusted business partner has proved crucial for even the leading entrepreneurs of our times – Steve Jobs has Steve Wosniak, while Mark Zuckerberg could rely on Chris Hughes.
However, partnerships can go wrong. Today, our business advisory guru Marc Peskett outlines the tough questions you must ask before, not after, you launch your start-up in a duo.
Meanwhile, Jobs, among many others, will have followed the recent Consumer Electronics Show with interest. SmartCompany’s Patrick Stafford runs down the top 10 gadgets for businesses to come out of the Las Vegas showpiece.
Setting up your company for flotation? If so, mentor Reuben Buchanan’s piece on preparing for an IPO is a must-read.
Oliver Milman, editor
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