Feb. 16, 2023

47. Pivotal Partnerships: Growing a Business Together

47. Pivotal Partnerships: Growing a Business Together

A good partnership can accelerate building a successful business, and guest Todd Buelow knows firsthand just how advantageous they can be through their work at Dualboot, a 400-person software development company he and his two business partners founded.

Join Todd and Jim as they discuss the advantages and challenges associated with partnerships and growing companies alongside others. From finding partners that have complementary strengths and weaknesses, to staying aligned on a plan (shoutout to other EOS practitioners out there) and even running a business alongside your spouse - this episodes has a little something for everyone.

3 Key Takeaways

  • Choosing Dev Teams: Pick a development team that’s right for your stage. 100% of development companies will say they’re good at building from the ground up, but the reality is ~20% are actually adept at that.
  • Accountability in Partnerships: Utilize some type of operating system (EOS, OKRs, V2MOM, etc.) to provide visibility into what you’re doing. Check in regularly (quarterly goal setting, weekly progress reports, etc.) to hold each other accountable.
  • Failing Fast: As an entrepreneur, you’re going to fail so do it fast. Failing fast means getting up trying something different. 90 days is a good barometer to figure out if something (marketing initiative, customer experiment, etc.) is worth investing more resources into or eliminating.  


Dualboot Company Website

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Dualboot is a business and software development company. When they build your software, it builds your bottom line. Their Founders have 25 years of experience starting, leading, and selling tech companies and products. They know what it takes - and will do whatever it takes - to help you succeed, too.

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