About This Site
Why did I create this site?
In 2014 my long-running business partnership with one of my best friends disintegrated and eventually ended with the sale of the business. It was one of the hardest experiences of my life (Mixergy interview here on the subject). Since then I’ve talked to a lot of entrepreneurs about their experiences in partnerships and how they maintain a healthy relationship with their co-founder(s). I found myself wishing that there was a place that had more of this hard-earned experience written down and thus this site was born.
I want this site to help co-founders keep their relationships healthy and give them the resources to do that. And, if things get bumpy or go really bad I want this site to help you with stories of what others did when facing a similar situation and connect you with the resources you need to make some very hard decisions whatever those might be.
I hate the vast number of articles out there that barely touch the surface of this subject but rank well on Google, and I want to fix that. If I see another “top 10 ways co-founders put their pants on” article I am going to scream (looking at you inc magazine!).
Who am I?
My name is Ben, and I am married to a wonderful woman named Lindsey. We have a 1-year-old son named Calico Jack and spend most of our time in Boulder Colorado.
I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was a little kid going door to door selling mistletoe. Somehow I convinced my little brother to climb 40 feet up a tree to harvest it and I am very grateful that he didn’t fall to his death while doing so. I’ve spent most of my career in the web hosting industry and sold quite a few businesses. I am currently exploring some new ideas after selling my last business in June of 2017.
I am super interested in helping business owners run their businesses smoothly and efficiently. Good execution is a huge passion of mine along with entrepreneurship in general. There are some worrisome trends happening around business startup and survival rates and I currently looking at ways I could impact those in a big way.
Feel free to reach out to me anytime, I am always happy to help.