I have the problem that i always meet the wrong people.
Most of the people i know on the one hand don't want to be self employed or on the other hand want to found a business but are to optimistic about it and think that they will be the next google by spending some hours a week on a project. Where and how can i find the right people for cofounding a software company?
From time to time some people come to me and ask for a business partnership. I tried this but the partnership was only valuable for them and not for me. They didn't pay me as declared or only wanted to get some of my knowledge for free.
Are there any key identifiers how i can rate a potential business partner? What is to avoid from the beginning?
My expirience till now is that you should not do any work in advance. Do only work if you see that your partner does something for you. The problem about this is that two partners can block themselves.
You have to approach this in a professional manner. You're seeking someone who's going to be equally involved with the business. Finding 'the perfect business partner' is impossible and finding 'a good business partner' is not an easy task and can take months or even years. Here are some general guidelines