Is Your Business Partner Up To Something?

Written By Alla Levin
May 27, 2020
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Is Your Business Partner Up To Something?

If you have recently entered into a business partnership, and you are unsure about the other person’s intentions, you may benefit from hiring a private detective.

The same applies if you have been in partnership for some time now, yet you feel like the relationship has changed.

With that in mind, read on to discover some warning signs that your business partner is up to no good.

They act as if their status should put all your concerns to rest

Does your partner act like they are a media darling, and so this should put all of your anxieties to rest?

Just because someone is often featured in the media, this doesn’t mean that you can trust them.

Maybe you are just another stepping stone? Maybe they are using this as a cloud to hide behind what’s really going on?

It can be worrying when this happens, as nothing really goes smoothly all of the time in business, does it?

You would expect different challenges and things to overcome. It could be that you have nothing to worry about, but it is better to be safe than sorry, isn’t it?

They get in the way of due diligenceThey get in the way of due diligence

This is a major red flag that your partner is dishonest.

If your business partner gets in the way of any due diligence that is being carried out to aid the decision process, then you should be concerned.

You want your partner to be honest and have clean financials. You want to make sure that there is nothing to hide.

Problems are cropping up out of the blue

Another indication that your business partner is up to no good is if you have issues popping up out of the blue all of the time.

If problems keep arising with no forewarning, it could be because things are going on behind your back.

Let’s say you have a wrongful termination letter slapped on your desk at work.

You didn’t even know the person had been fired, or you believed they had left off their own accord.

Could your business partner be making decisions without you and acting in a way that goes against the employment laws?

They do not answer your questions directlyIs Your Business Partner Up To Something

An honest individual will always answer a question directly; it’s as simple as that.

If your partner always diverts and does not answer your questions correctly, you need to ask why.

Next time you ask your partner a question, see if they give you a straight answer or whether they try to lead you down the garden path.

If any of the above applies, it is a good idea to hire a private detective sooner rather than later.

They will be able to get to the bottom of why your partner is acting dishonestly and being shifty.

This will either put your mind at ease, or it will ensure that you can protect yourself from their true intentions.

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