Use your contacts
Talk to the people you have previously dealt with or done business with. They are more likely to help you versus 1st time contacts.
Make sure you have a clear definition written down of all the roles each partner is to play in the business. This will help eliminate confusion and increase productivity.
Make sure you have consulted your partners. Their opinions are invaluable.
Do everything possible to hear your worker. Doing your best to appease them will make them work harder for you.
Do research on potential customers using focus groups. It is crucial to always be learning more about your potential customer base.
Make sure you have the support of your bank and be as prepared as you can for cash overdraws. They are inevitable sometimes, be prepared.
Know everything you can about your competitors, their prices, route to market etc. It will help you be more competitive.
Be prepared to negotiate everything when starting a business. If you don’t have the negotiation skills make sure someone on your team does. Everything is negotiable.