What specific tactics,questions did you use to measure how/if people can get shit done,have a positive mental attitude, and actually have a passion for your concept. There are many other things that go into identifying whether a co-founder is a good fit or not, but I assume it should be somebody like me, which is very difficult to find.
When you sit to evaluate a co-founder keep in mind the following traits in him/her:
1. Complementary strengths
Like any relationship, you are at your best when each person brings something to the table that complements and supports the other. Recognizing your strengths makes it easy to define your roles in the partnership, and that definition makes it easier to hold one another accountable as the business grows. You will challenge each other to consider things you would not normally see on your own.
2. A thirst for knowledge
A perfect co-founder is one who recognizes that he or she has a lot more to learn. The concept of constant improvement is a strong value to have. The people best suited for start-up life are the ones ready to learn more and take the business beyond what either thought was possible.
3. Shared passion
A co-founder who brings a financial investment is terrific -- and might be the one thing you need to get a start-up off the ground. That is what brought together Gary Lambert Jr. and Zack Carpenter, the founders of Cyclops Vapor, an eliquid manufacturer. Driven by the desire to produce a quality product that made it easier for people to stop smoking, the two shared a common passion that propelled their company to the top in their industry.
In any new business, you’re likely to encounter a fair number of surprises, so find someone who won’t sweat the small stuff and can be flexible when the going gets rough and tough decisions need to be made. You also want to find a co-founder who is not above handling the small tasks that need to be dealt with.
5. Serious energy
You might think you have got enough energy for the team, but you always want to be backed up by someone that has at least as much, if not more, than you.
6. Integrity and honesty
When you are involved at the ownership level, there are so many ways for money to disappear and for people to be dishonest. Those things do not have to be illegal to permanently damage your business, either. Communicate up-front that there is always an expectation for 100 percent honesty -- no exceptions.
7. Emotional stability
Emotional stability involves the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. Getting angry with vendors and customers or falling apart under the weight of stress is detrimental to business. Having success as a start-up relies on an owner’s ability to stay calm and not collapse under pressure.
Besides if you do have any questions give me a call: https://clarity.fm/joy-brotonath
Answered 2 years ago