Thank you all for replying. I too have heard it is usually better to go it alone...however...
I am looking to start a IT recruitment firm. The reason I think I need a partner is two-fold:
1. I am strong technically and have good knowledge of the industry but have little sales experience. I need someone who is good at selling.
2. I don`t have the money to pay someone`s salary until the business picks up. In the IT recruitment field you ususally don`t make a dime until a successfull placement and even then there is usually a 3-6 months waiting period before getting paid. A partner may be willing to wait 6 months before seeing a check, an employee probably would not.
Unless of course you guys have some other ideas...I would love to hear them.