There are various ways to partner with others to grow your business, allowing you to do things you couldn't do on your own. From forging marketing partnerships to making business partners, combining with the assets and skills of others makes sense for businesses of all sizes. Whether you're trying to partner with a local photographer, florist, or high-end retailer, make sure you're comfortable working with that person. Use your gut instinct. If you think the person is not going to be an honest or sincere partner, find someone else to work with.