Expensive Lessons Learned on Business Partnerships

With Cathryn Lavery

November 13th, 2020

Earlier this month we shared a pretty vulnerable article written by BBW member Cathryn Lavery as she looks at business partnerships through the lens of her personal story…

The response has been eye opening. Turns out a bunch of you have either been through the wringer, or trying like hell to avoid it.

So we figured we’d do a follow up and get Hollis & Lovitch on the horn with Cathryn to pick her still-steamin’ thoughts.

In this discussion we cover:

  • Creating an operating agreement at the beginning without crushing momentum
  • Little things to watch for BEFORE adding on a business partner
  • Why lawyers actually aren’t so bad after all
  • Moving on AFTER divorcing your business partner


More about Cathryn...

Cathryn loves creating and launching products…physical products, digital products, and everything in between. She is the co-founder of BestSelf Co., which won Shopify’s Build a Business Competition in 2016 and the Build a BIGGER Business competition in 2017 – the only company to win both awards consecutively.

Cathryn is a total sweetheart with a big brain that can not only design and launch products, but also, as a former architect, design beautiful physical structures of all kinds. She is a whiz with Kickstarter (has directly raised over $1,000,000), loves to listen to Game of Thrones music while working (and plotting her next moves), and can show you how to crush your life goals.

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