What are some red flags when meeting with a potential new business partner?
I'll start with a few easy ones:
>Doesn't wear a watch
>Isn't clean shaven
>>Doesn't wear a watch
>>Isn't clean shaven
Those are only red flags for juniors. Most grown men with a successful history develop their own dress code. A clean-shaven guy over 40 wearing a tie, watch, etc. (as in, dressing how the juniors are required to dress) is not successful and is lacking in confidence.
It makes perfect sense. If time is important to someone, it's valuable. Time is money. No one wants to do with business with someone who doesn't value time.
Also shaving is a sign that you pay attention to detail.
Beards/mustaches look very good on some facetypes.
Maybe he's been working so hard and pays so much attention to detail that he didn't have time to shave because he's been working on big projects all day long and meeting with clients?
A watch is redundant. He obviously has a smartphone so what's the point of it?
This thread is retarded. You watched too many wolf of wallstreet movies where you just dress "impecably" and put on an expensive watch and then some big shot exec spots you and offers you a parnter position in his firm and then you meet with all these other big CEOs and learn to talk to them and play 2 games of golf with them each and they invite you to spend 6 months of the year in their Spanish mansion and the other 6 in their penthouse.
>Maybe he's been working so hard and pays so much attention to detail that he didn't have time to shave because he's been working on big projects all day long and meeting with clients?
That just means he can't manage his time.
Enjoy staying poor you degenerate.
>That just means he can't manage his time.
>Enjoy staying poor you degenerate.
You are obviously poor or a student at best.
Let me guess you also think that if you're not wearing a $2000 suit for your first day of work as an analyst that you'll be laughed at and kicked out?
>If you had actual experience you would realize that facial hair is not professional
Posting on 4chan is also not professional.
Especially posting about what others wear on 4chan. Do you think the vast majority of people on this board have any sort of power in their lives?
Over 50% of this board is unemployed according to polls. The rest are probably working minimum wage part time as students or dead-end jobs with no future. And then maybe a small percent are somewhere decent in their life.
And they sure as hell are not posting in or creating these threads.
>facial hair is not professional
According to who, kid? Your boss? In business, meeting a potential partner isn't like having some salesman show up in your office. How they dress and look would be irrelevant because you had already done your due diligence.
You're just a kid so I know you won't understand, but in the real world successful people don't have to look "professional" because they don't have to do cold face to face sales with low-level clients. If you find yourself losing money or opportunities due to no watch and facial hair, you are a salesman pleb.
Jesus Christ! I work in a bank (lol pelb right?) and every male there (5 of us) has facial hair. The CPC adviser is on $350k p/y and usually wears a polo shirt and we compete for the scruffiest beard
But you're gonna be living the clean shaven dream, right?
Honestly I'm not the most experienced with high-tier jobs but judging from some somewhat decent gigs I've had and some internships I've noticed people at a decent enough level do not give a shit about this bs.
At one internship(not all that prestigious but whatever) the guy showing me around made jokes about masturbating at your desk and similar "fart jokes", he dressed however he wanted too.
I've met surgeons and stuff with 20+ years experience and they have had facial hair, worn whatever, etc. I don't think anyone really cares unless you look like a complete slob.
>Owns a smartphone
>Wears one of the new faggoty Millenial suits with the ridiculously tight pants and long shoes that curl at the toes..
>Novelty glasses for added sophistication
>Not clean cut
I was somewhere where we all had to turn off our phones last week. If someone got caught with a phone they had to leave.
The watch came in handy then.
Also, you may as well call women's necklaces neck fedoras at that point. The watch is the one of the few accessories that men can wear, unlike women who get to wear everything from emerald necklaces to bangles to nail polish etc. Chill out with the hyperminimalism, friend
Looks wise who cares. I've met people dressed like bums that were multi-millionaires.
From personal experience I found the best questions to ask are the uncomfortable ones. Ask about former business partners that they've had that didn't work out. Ask why, specifically, they didn't work out.
If the person has an elaborate story about how each one of them screwed him, the common denominator is him. Don't walk away, run.
>Looks wise who cares. I've met people dressed like bums that were multi-millionaires.
Yeah it's pretty funny actually.
That guy wearing sandals, shorts and sunglasses casually? more often than not he has quite a bit of money.
Yes, huge red flag when a guy walks in wearing one of these
There's no need for a fucking autism duel. I personally don't give a shit if someone wears a watch or not. I do, because I like it. It has little practical purpose but when you're on a date or at a meeting do you want to be seen pulling out your phone when you want to see when you can fuck off out? Some low tier workplaces also don't allow you to have your phone on you and have no visible clocks around, like warehouses. Its just nice to maintain some kind of tradition. Once we start doing away with the suit all together it'll be over. I don't judge the human in front of me by whether he has a watch or not. Its about his personality and possibly dress sense.
Oh is this American for 'slim fit'? Here's a tip, nobody wears suits like Americans do. We're not all fatties who need to hide our image. Ignore the faggot in pic related but this is how clothes should fit.
>A potential business partner not owning a smartphone
Yeah you're absolutely retarded. So he's either going to be old and tech illiterate or a deliberately obtuse tipper who owns a fucking pocket watch on a chain. A smartphone isn't a new gadget anymore granddad, it is the norm. Did you make that post on a typewriter? Faggot.
For any of these people shitting on watches, have you ever worked at a successful corporation?
Almost everyone wears a watch, it's expected. If you can't even fork over $100 for a decent Seiko you will look bad.
Looking at your phone constantly to monitor time also makes you look bad.
People will be contrarian about everything. Gives me a good laugh.
Looking at a watch is much more discrete.
It's literally angling your wrist and a half second glance. It's not even even comparable.
When someone pulls out their phone, it could be texts or messages or whatever. It's much more rude.
>ITT Millennials on suicide watch
>Not being a millennial and STILL going on 4chan
I think that's far worse desu. What kind of grown adult, who is suppose to have a career and a relationship goes on an anime imageboard, especially on /biz/ where most people are unemployed, cryptocurrencies are spammed everywhere and everyone is retarded or asks "how to get rich"?
Stormfag? One can not like niggers and know they're by in large shitty at business and money and not be in stormfront.
I'd rather the company money not be spent on Jordans and watermelon
It's cute that you think stereotypes don't exist for a reason. Enjoy whatever shitty NEET thing you do or your little $100/mo business.
The big boys know the way the world works. You don't.
> Uses big, fancy words and lingo they heard on some commercial
> Doesn't understand the words they are spouting, just uses them because it sounds "businesslike"
> Talking about going nationwide/global... with a company that isn't founded yet.
> Demands a high split percentage yet won't do much work.
> Tries to defend an idea as "worth money". Claims they are worth money for being an "ideas guy".
> Has kids (often desperate and/or lacks time for long-term stuff).
> Listens to Rap or anything like rap
> Doesn't want to make a contract
> Tries to add/demand stuff outside of the contract without re-negotiation of said contract.
> Has NO CLUE what they really want and/or tries to change stuff already decided upon every week or so.
> Is a "business owner" yet struggling financially.
Can you tell I have seen some stinkers? Men, women... they're all alike. Smell a bad deal and run like hell.
Yeah I guess that's true. If you do it discretely that is.
I've just had it done in front of me on a few occasions to the point I felt like saying 'Hey, ya know, if you've got somewhere more important to be don't let me waste your time!'
I wouldn't feel much different if someone just glanced at their phone in the same way.
Why? They're expensive. Factor home, wife etc that can be a big nut to crack every month.
Plus if they're a good parent they'll be motivated to keep things running smoothly and securely long term. Someone lacking that is more apt to get lazy once profits roll in or go out partying more often since things are going well.
>when you got a partner who doesn't put half as much in your start up as you
i feel like i put 120% but getting him to do past 50% bear minimum is so much bitching
>tfw I would love to have an excuse not to come back to my brat and wife every night.
>starts acting drunk after a few scotches
>declines to drive after a few scotches
>decides to drive but commits newfag traffic infractions after a few scotches
>starts visibly sweating the moment police pull behind vehicle while driving after a few scotches
>says, "We're fucked" after police activate their lights while driving after a few scotches
>shows panic when I open glovebox containing pistol with my solid assurance, "I'm not going to prison" while driving after a few scotches
Bunch of losers in mattress sales.
-Asks if you like his "faux-hawk".
-Checks phone every 2 fucking seconds.
-Has Chinese symbol tattooed between thumb and forefinger.
-Has never seen the movie, "Bullitt".
-Uses the adjective "hella".