As you begin to consider putting together a joint venture, you need to sit down together and consider all the different eventualities that can occur. You need to establish your goals and mission statement and put them down in writing. You will also need to list the responsibilities of each of the members of the venture as well so that there can be no mistake in who is responsible for every facet of the day to day operations, at the same time should anything go wrong it can help decide on whose shoulders any blame may fall.
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.