The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question “What do you look for in the ideal business partner?” is by Tom Gimbel, CEO of the LaSalle Network.

To partner, or not to partner? That is the question. Who knew Shakespeare was an expert on business? The concept of having a partner has its pros and cons, and there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong way to find one. Once you’ve realize this, you are ready to move forward.

First, ask yourself: Why do you want a partner? The main reason is typically because you need someone that processes skills that you don’t. Whether they have the financial background to bring your idea to fruition or the sales mindset…

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