The Voluntary Life: 78 Entrepreneurship Part 10: Going Into Business With Others

1 October 2012

78 Entrepreneurship Part 10: Going Into Business With Others

This episode is about the issue of shared ownership in business. It covers key questions that anyone considering going into business with others will face, including:

  • Should you go into business with others or be a sole owner-entrepreneur?
  • If you do go into business with others, how will you split ownership?
  • How will you ensure that the owners are all incentivised to add value to the business? In other words, how will you avoid the free-rider problem?
  • How are you going to make decisions together efficiently and avoid deadlock?
  • What will you do if the owners no longer want to work together, or one of them wants out?
Jake provides his own experience in facing these questions and summarises some of the options available to consider. It's up to you to decide what the best choices are for your own business. This podcast will help you make these decisions.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Jake, have you seen The Valve Handbook For New Employees? It would be cool if you could interview a Valve employee about working there.

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    1. Thanks Anonymous, looks interesting!

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