I know another business owner who wants to get into my field of failure analysis. He`s an architect, I`m an engineer. He offers experiences that I don`t have, which I believe can be quite beneficial to me in building my clientel.
Question #1 - Should I consider using him as an independent contractor, even though I don`t see myself partnering with him or merging my business with his? Deep inside me, I fear that he could "steal" my clients.
I do believe I could use his expertise to get me in the doors of potential clients, BUT this would be risky if he doesn`t perform to mine or my client`s expectations.
Question #2 - Should I hold out for a business partner or hire independent contractors?