I've just signed up to the site, so please forgive me if this is a common question, but I was wondering if anyone has had positive experiences in both finding business partners, and in setting up new ventures with them? I'll start by saying that I already run my own online gift shop. We have a good turnover and have been trading for three years. I have a number of long term goals for my current business, including expanding further into the US, which is our second largest market. I also have plans to launch complementary, stand-alone businesses but don't feel that I could do this on my own, with current commitments around my main business. I'm not much of a people person, and struggle to find and befriend potential partners, so was wondering if there is an online resource for this? Or if this is the online resource and I just haven't found the right area of the forums?! Anyway, I won't rant on. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.