Dear Gritty VA:
I’m thinking about going into partnership with another Virtual Assistant. What do you think? -AV
I have yet to see a partnership in any business that really works. It’s like a marriage, and too often people fail to ask certain questions before entering into it and find themselves with clashing goals and values, and sometimes incompatible workstyles and temperaments.
Sad to say, but most partnership that I have seen ended disastrously. I’m not saying it can’t be done, but I think a truly happy, successful partnership is a rare thing which requires a great deal of due diligence upfront, and proper care and feeding afterward.
I think striking an alliance with another Virtual Assistant has far more opportunity for success, and allows for each Virtual Assistant to maintain ownership and control of their own separate business.