How to Find Common Ground with Your Business Partner

Updated: Aug 28, 2021

My business partner and I have great chemistry together because we both are on the same page about a few critically important areas of our business.

First, we both give to the church. Second, we both have the same calling of helping people and companies figure out what God created them uniquely to be and do in the marketplace. Third, we believe every business has a way to put God first in the way it operates.

If we’re going to succeed in a business partnership, finding and maintaining common ground will be paramount to the success. It’s ok to be different in so many areas, but how we approach the business spiritually, financially, and emotionally needs to be in common.

When entrepreneurs can’t agree on financial principles together, like where you cut cost and where you spend money, it can be a significant source of frustration. When the two partners don’t see the importance of each other’s spiritual growth as paramount to the entire business, then the business won’t grow as fast as it could.

God wants us as Godpreneurs in business partnerships to make a commitment to build on a shared vision and move toward a common purpose. When we do this, our businesses embrace God’s big purpose for our joining together in the venture.

The Bible says

"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil". (Ecclesiastes 4:9)

When you and your partner start a business together and share common goals, the reward is better because you’ve built your business on the common ground. When the forks in the road of business success come, you guys won’t be easily divided in the direction you’re headed in because you’ll share a fundamental common ground.

Do you want to experience perfect oneness in your business partnership? The more of these “common ground examples” you share, the better the partnership’s purpose can shine

  1. You do most important things together like big meetings, tradeshows, and networking events.