How to Earn an In With the Supportive Partners You Need

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A recent study of startup postmortems revealed a key reason why so many fail: bad bedfellows — or, essentially, less-than-ideal partners.Harvard Business School professor Tom Eisenmann explained in his assessment that the success of a business doesn’t ride on the shoulders of its founders alone. It’s not even entirely dependent on that founder’s main mission or idea. Instead, many stakeholders are often accountable for a startup’s demise.I’ve seen this ring true time and time again in my own