Which on do you prefer for your Co-Founder? A. Someone who you know well but doesn't reach your skills expectations or B. someone you just met but have reach your expectation skills
and why you choose that? have you experienced with them?
Hi Zeny, Ideally rather none of them, it's kind of a dilemma as you can't actually trust someone you can't rely on and you can't rely on someone you don't trust. I have experienced both and both resulted into the same scenario which is disappointment. Trust and skills can both be built but remember character is only revealed. It does not change. I hope that somehow I helped you with this.
I would choose someone I just met and hire a good lawyer to draft the contracts. In the past I worked with close friends but in those cases the professionalism is often lost. Especially when you have an unskilled person, it can negatively affect your relationship in the long run.
On the other hand, having someone you just met with the right skillset can put your business on the fast track. You don’t have to trust them, you have to trust yourself that you mitigated the risks with your actions, most effectively with contracts.
If you draft proper paperwork, an outsourced partner should be more than manageable in-regards to trust - I do like working with friends. It's comfortable, it's easy, it's open. But if I were to honestly list the top 5 business partners I've ever worked with, they'd all be people I networked with or hired.
There's very little use in a business partner who can't actually do the job, and then you have the incredibly awkward navigation of breaking the deal with somebody who, as a friend, mistakenly believes you should have their back over the company's interests.
A good business partner doesn't make things comfortable, they challenge you, they push you, and they expect as much from you as you do from them.