Do you need an agreement with your business partner?
Going into new business with other people is exciting and can be extremely rewarding. A formal agreement can set the ground rules and stop owners getting caught out if things don’t quite go as well as planned.
Whether your firm is structured as a partnership or a company, you and your business partners need to agree on the terms of your professional relationship. This will be a partnership agreement, a shareholders’ agreement or, where you are operating a trading trust, a unitholders’ agreement.