One of the biggest mistakes that new entrepreneurs make is going at it alone. Just because it was originally your idea does not mean you have to execute it alone. In short, everyone should have a co-founder. This is not to say that a single founder cannot be successful (think Mark Zuckerberg) but there are many more team efforts that showcase how the co-founder dynamic made the company a success. Famous examples of co-founder teams:
While you may not recognize all of the co-founder names they were all integral to the brands (personalities) we recognize today. Conventional advice is that a two founder dynamic works the best. However, teams of three and four can also be successful as long as you recognize with the addition of each personality the politics can become difficult. When choosing a co-founder here are some factors to consider.
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Dr. Shante Williams is a serial entrepreneur who started slow and in the shallow end of the business pool. She has worked in Biotech, Big Pharma, Green Energy, and Academia