I don’t think you are missing out on anything Matt Payne. For every success story you hear about a partnership working out, there are a lot more unsung stories of partnerships that don’t. And for many of those that don’t, the financial situation and personal relationships are left in ruins.
I’m probably painting a bleaker picture than I need to here, I’m sure it’s not always that bad, but my point is, you can accomplish a lot on your own too. And having a co-owned business isn’t the only way to get the money or talent that you need. You could hire someone instead of making them your partner. Or set up some kind of profit share maybe?