When I first thought of the idea for what would become Jobber, I never ever could have thought of that I would one day be the CEO of a tech company with nearly 100,000 active consumers in more than 45 nations. And that I would do this along with a complete stranger who I satisfied during a possibility encounter at a coffee shop.
When you’re first thinking of beginning a business, many people would either go at it alone or partner with somebody they understand, like a good friend, relative, or previous colleague. Couple of would think about pursuing their entrepreneurial dream with a complete stranger. Without proper due diligence, co-founding a company with a stranger can seem like putting a deposit on a brand-new home without opening the front door. While this may not be the best course for everyone, it was absolutely the very best move for me.
Pursuing an organisation partnership without a prior relationship has permitted my co-founder Forrest Zeisler and I to be more upcoming and truthful with each other as we pursued a clear, common objective from the start. The ability to come to huge decisions and have efficient dispute without the luggage and bias of a preexisting relationship helped to develop Jobber’s feedback-oriented culture, which is ingrained in the DNA of the business. I associate our business’s early success to our focus on developing a honest and strong organisation collaboration first.
For aspiring business owners seeking to launch a business, I have actually recognized five tips that actually assisted me construct trust, friendship and mutual understanding with my co-founding partner– a collaboration that can endure extreme competition and the test of time.
Start little and goal big
When we initially satisfied, I didn’t know that Forrest would become my co-founder. As a self-taught developer, I was trying to find more advanced advancement help on the project I was dealing with. Throughout the early phases of our relationship, I would present a problem, such as technical elements with code, and he would assist me with it. Through these initial interactions, it became clear how Forrest’s mind works, and we found out that we worked actually well together. At the time, I wasn’t thinking of these jobs as “tests” on compatibility, but in retrospect, they were. If you can’t conquer the small obstacles agreeably and efficiently, then how do you expect to handle the big things? It’s not a good indication for a long-term organisation relationship.
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.