From idea to startup to full-fledged business, PartnerUp is an organization that fosters entrepreneurship, helping you with your development. No matter what stage your business is in, PartnerUp’s focus is to help you find the people, resources and information to help you succeed.
Pretty cool business huh?
I am a firm believer in finding others to participate in helping you develop your venture. You need to have a minimum of 3 other mentors involved in your venture at any time and any stage. Look for advisors with complimentary, but different, skill sets than you have and make sure all of your advisors are smarter than you are! If you surround yourself with others who are brighter than you, chances are you will learn and grow faster by doing so.
Through PartnerUp, and their on-line community members, you can network to build relationships with other entrepreneurs and small business owners, find the right people to join your startup as partners, co-founders or other team members, and increase your circle of supporters or mentors. You can also find resources ranging from commercial real estate to accountants and lawyers, if you don’t already have space and accounting and legal advice. (Remember: accountants and attorneys are not a luxury when you start but worth every penny to help you get started the right way.)
A basic membership to PartnerUp is free and you can enroll here.