Business partners often start businesses together with little planning and few ground rules. Sooner or later, they discover the hard way that becomes a path for success for both. Potential partners may want to consider taking a two- or three-day retreat together to go over our individual expectations for the business and partnership, one by one. It can help our conversation to have the partners guess each other’s expectations before revealing them to each other. As a business partner, we need to be prepared about devoting time, use business methods, and get set up properly so we can make more money, minimize taxes, and generally avoid potential problems.