Profit Division_ The financial aspect of a business is often the root of all issues. Before going into the commitment, clearly define the profit sharing process and percentage of all parties. This may be based on what each partner will bring into the table_ skills, finance, or other wise.
You are venturing into a business partnership with your best friend, your spouse, or your cousin. If you think you are safe from all the business conflicts that arise in most start up ventures because you know your partner very well, think again. Most conflicts and legal contests are because of this ignorant belief. You have to protect not only yourself but also your partner. Hence it is best for you to draw up a partnership agreement template before you decide to commit yourself.