Today I received a message from my business partner, showing that he is putting some effort into the venture. That’s promising because you never know if someone will flake in early stages. Receiving this message got me thinking and then I put in some more work myself, coming up with a system for the venture.
The solution I decided upon was to simply use a shared notebook in Evernote. We confirmed that we could both view and edit everything in the notebook. I added about 7 new notes. Things like: business plan, goals, resources, decisions to be made, ideas, mailing list. I think this is a good step for building trust because it gives him full access to what my designs are.