How often do you communicate with your business partner?

How often do you communicate  with your  business  partner?
One of the best business advice that I got from my mentor then was the power in talking with business partners bring to those in business. I started practising that by talking with everyone that I go into business with.

We share ideas on how to take our business to a higher as well as talking on matters such as how the rival firms are going about their duty.

Talking with my business partners have benefited me in many ways. Do you think talking with your business partner many times in a day is worth it? How has that benefited you?

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I work for myself and hence I have no partners. However in the past I was working on a particular project where I had to work closely with someone from another institution. So we had to meetup regularly to discuss about the planning and decisions. If you are working with a partner then to ensure that the work is done correctly communication is important.
Posted by Pixie on 10-21-2017
This is the part many people that are into partnership fail to realize, I mean for one to be in partnership with other persons especially when it relates to business, there is need for communicating regularly with them. Without it, the relationship might decline with time.
Posted by Barida on 10-21-2017
I agree with you. We need to have a good relationship with our business partners, we have to be sharing each other ideas all the time to improve our business. In my job. I and my partners have a chat group to keep us communicated all the time. When any of us need some help in the job, anyone can assist you or advice you.
Posted by cubo on 10-21-2017
Wow! It's good to read that your team have a chat network for constant communication. It's a great way to keep everyone informed of changes that happen in the business.
Posted by Barida on 10-21-2017
I work alone and I never had a business partner ever since. There are some who wanted to partner with me but I always doubt their business orientation. I'm always defensive about having a partner and I play a lot of offense when it comes to profit.
Posted by reymond2861 on 10-21-2017
It's good that you understood the benefits of working alone, but that won't undermine the benefits of working with partners on a daily basis.
Posted by Barida on 10-21-2017
Talking to your business partner is definitely important. I have never really had one because I like to work by myself and do things myself so that it can be done exactly the way I want and to avoid any decision problems in the future. If you do have a business partner then communication is extremely important because you need to make sure that both of you are always up to date with everything related to the business and to get any opinions and thoughts on anything you may want to do.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-21-2017
This is the thing I was trying to say, I mean when business partners talk to one another, it brings about the existence of shared opinion as well as learning one or two things from those we are in business with. I have seen those that don't really care about the communication aspect and that is bad.
Posted by Barida on 10-21-2017
I don't have a business partner for now but I intend having one very soon because two heads are always better than one,but certainly talking to a business partner is pertinent to keep him or her abreast of what is going on, get his or her suggestions and both of you can chart the way forward for the business. A serious business needs the two partners working in unison to accomplish the business set goals.
Posted by lovely on 10-21-2017
I would advise that when you make the decision of a business partner, you become quite sure of the decision you're making to avoid making mistakes. I have seen those in successful businesses start having issues as a result of getting a business partner that doesn't share the same drive with them.
Posted by Barida on 10-21-2017
That's why I don't really like business partners because there are one people that can really destroy one's drive especially if the partner vision is different from the owner's vision but the thing is that no man is an island that's why we should try to scutinize our partners before bringing them on board to partner with one.
Posted by lovely on 01-11-2018
Communication matters in every walk of life even so in a business. If you want to succeed in business, you need to communicate with your business partners, business associates, clients as well as employees. Without proper communication, you may never be able to understand what is needed to improve your business. I have sole ownership business and I don't have too many employees; however, I have numerous business associates and clients. I regularly communicate with them.
Posted by vinaya on 10-21-2017
I wish some business partners will understand that communication really matters in every walk of life especially as it relates to business. I mean that I have seen some business partners struggle to keep an effective communication with those that they are in business with.
Posted by Barida on 10-22-2017
Talking with your business partner is a good way to help the business to grow well. I am doing online work so i cannot say that i have a business partner but having a business partner is a good way to share ideas on how to move the business forward to the next level.
Posted by babyright on 10-21-2017
Communication is the key and it can be so easily taken for granted to the point where things begin to go haywire. I collaborate every now and then with some independent contractors when a project that requires joint participation surfaces. It makes all the difference when all can identify with the business at hand and communicate whenever necessary to very smooth running and transition of developmental roles straight through towards the finish of another well planned, well communicated and executed project.
Posted by Joteque on 10-21-2017
The communication has to be frequent (although I don't particularly like some people) because the work that I do sometimes needs a decision that doesn't depend solely on me. But in addition, I like to keep in touch with co-workers because it makes the workplace a more pleasurable place.
Posted by wiseagent on 10-21-2017
It's good to communicate in business all the time, but not with every one, sometimes, communication just a way to pass responsibility, if I'm alone, I get the job done better if there is someone nearby.
Posted by joey98 on 10-21-2017
Communication is everything when it comes to building a good relationship with ones staffs. A good relationship between the upper hierarchy and the lower creddle of any business establishment makes for a smooth running of the affairs of the company. It would makes the members feel valued and this definitely makes them to put in more efforts into the business.
Posted by Heatman on 10-21-2017
I work on my own and have no partners. Think of my work as freelancing. Though I have registered company now. But the work is still solo. And I am working on ways to get the people working under me. As of now there are not many options for me to communicate with subcontractors. But hopefully soon enough I may add some form of the methods to communicate with the workers I am working with.
Posted by overcast on 10-22-2017
I used to communicate with business partners home and abroad from time to time through different media. That is what every business requires for things to move on smoothly. There must be a communication gap in business as it helps a lot in keeping everybody connected. I use very many different means to communicate with my business partners and this has helped me a lot in getting the business on top.
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-22-2017
for me i have a small time business with my friend as a business partner we keep update to each other at least 2 times a week to talk about our business statues , how much is the sale. and it keeps as more stronger in terms of business marketing. it is very important to us to communicate to collaborate sometimes of our ideas to put in to the business to make it more profitable.
Posted by tophew on 10-22-2017
Talking with our partners in the business may bring a lot of security and trust that things will go well, and everyone will be satisfied by the results. In some cases, someone may come with a great idea that may boost our business in the top of the best business in the city. Communication is very important in a business matter and not only, we should always communicate and not let things go too far in a negative way!
Posted by wallet on 10-22-2017
When I was co-writing for a blog, our communication was several times daily. I would be informed of the plans and developments. For my part, I would toss him the questions that are related to blogging. In my office job, our email system is our main link for interaction and communications. Memos will arrive by email and we reply by email. That method saves us the effort of personal meeting which takes a lot of our time.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-23-2017
Jonathan Solomon
Well, currently I co-own a forum. My business partner and I love sharing ideas between each other. Therefore, we pretty much talk every day. Personally, I think talking to your business partner (and communication in general) is highly important, in order to have a successful venture. Normally we talk a minimum once a day on new concepts and other things. The best thing about communicating to your business partner, in my opinion, is that you have someone to relay pieces of information and ideas on to. Rather than just yourself.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 10-25-2017
Having someone to share ideas with is the best bet for constant communication with our business partners. I have seen people get afraid of letting their partners know things about them and I feel it's not right. For goodness sake, if they don't trust their partners, then, there is no need being in a partnership with them for partnership is all about having that person or group of persons you can have heart to heart discussions with when it comes to business prospects.
Posted by Barida on 11-09-2017
I don't have a business partner. I'm a stand-alone unit. But if I had a business partner or partners you best believe I would establish a regular channel of communication. Who runs a business where the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing? That's a recipe for failure.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 11-02-2017
You're right on the fact that limiting conversations with our business partners can be the recipe for failure. The more those partners fail to talk, there are chances that they won't get things right as a group since they lack the necessary platform to rub minds on how to run the venture they co-owned.
Posted by Barida on 11-09-2017
When I was on attachment, I used to talk frequently with my colleges. We could exchange ideas of what we felt about the institution and the experiences. We were working each week on different departments. So we would discuss about our favorite departments and the departments we disliked. Talking with business partners helps to strengthen bonds and also lift the weight off our shoulders.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-16-2017
I don't really have a business partner and generally speaking, I wouldn't want to have one since it's hard to balance the ideas from two minds - there is bound to be issues and clashing. Communicating is crucial though or you will never make it in business. If you do have a partner, you two should be talking every single day and try to have the same vision.
Posted by Mehano on 11-16-2017
I didn't communicate enough with my former partners which is part of the reason why our relationship ended. It's always great to see that I learned from my mistakes and would most definitely not repeat them!
Posted by Marvadaum on 11-16-2017
It depends on what your business partner, adds to your partnership. Do they bring skill or capital? If it is skill, I would have them on speed dial. I would talk to them as often as I can. If it's money I would just keep them updated, as and when issues arise.

It is also good business practice to consult widely, you never know what ideas you may get. It may also be a good idea to call your business partner when you need advise on certain issues. For anyone who intends to get a business partner, pick someone who has experience and can bring lots of ideas to your partnership.
Posted by jaymish on 11-17-2017
You have a good point there about the kind of partnership and the kind of contribution that your partner gives. In my offline business before, I was the capitalist and my husband was the industrial partner. Even if we are a couple, we treat each other as associates when it comes to business. That means I was the boss and he was the worker. And although I was the boss, he runs the business by himself and I give him the freedom. But if my industrial partner is not my husband, I would not be that lenient.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-01-2018
You need to treat your business partner seriously. By that, I mean, treat him/her like s/he's a part of your family. Open your house to him/her, but you must also emphasize a certain level of professionalism. Boundaries must still be observed, so you wouldn't promote complacency, which could lead to an awful partnership.

I used to have a business partner. It was my first formal business experience, actually, and it was a learning experience. By formal, I mean, it's duly registered by government agencies, and we're paying taxes.

The problem was he was a guy I met in one of the parties I attended. I didn't know his personal background, so I have very little knowledge about him what he likes and does not like. It did not help that he was a silent type of person. He seldom talks and when he does, he doesn't explain what he wanted to really say. It was hard for me to decipher what he was thinking. It's hard to get ideas from him. it's hard to know if he really agrees to my proposals and ideas. And, it was something the least that I thought should be happening to us, because I was always cautious not to make him feel downplayed. It was a long and very hard adjustment. The business did not progress at the rate I aimed for. We lasted two and a half years, but it was a tedious process. All because he doesn't communicate to me well. We're now friends, but we're no longer business partners.
Posted by rotneder on 12-21-2017
I do not really have a "business partner", but i speak to my supervisor, in academia, quite often in person and through emails. We have a great working relationship, and I can come to him with any issue, and he is always there to assist me and to help me with advice on a level of a master mentor. He puts faith in my judgment, and so I am always making big decisions on my own, and copying a paper trail to him in the process, but whenever I need to consult him, I can. It is this mutual respect that really keeps our work relationship strong and fruitful.
Posted by JoeMilford on 03-14-2018
I work with someone and we talk almost everyday because we have to for projects but otherwise we can go for days without talking or even weeks. When we took a break we didn't talk for years, but when we finally spoke again it felt like we only stopped talking a day ago. I think this is healthy because it takes away pressure to constantly be in each other's business and lives and I think that removes the suffocation factor that most partners face after a while of being together.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-04-2018
I don't have business partners, so I don't really communicate with them.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 11-13-2018
I don’t have business partners as such but my colleagues that I work with on a freelance basis are in touch with me several times a week usually. It allows us enough time to collaborate on projects but with the flexibility of freedom and time to do our own thing too.
Posted by amelia88 on 12-16-2018