I am a female programmer/software developer and basically a 'techpreneur'. I just finished work on a web app to provide advertising and marketing campaigns for companies. I coded everything from scratch and have invested money into building it. That is for the domain name and VPS Server.
Right now, I am ready to launch the business. I have read a lot of entrepreneurial books and articles and I am very good at giving business advice to my friends. However, I am confused right now as to whether I need a partner or just a team of 3 (me inclusive) to help with the marketing aspect which I will also help with since I have quite some knowledge in that field too. Or I just need to tell my friends about the business and get people to connect me. But the truth is, I like taking decisions with people and feel that is the reason I need a partner. I do not want to confuse emotional feelings with business.
I am being careful because I am a lady and I do not want the company to slip out of my hands. I want full control of the business even though I am ready to give out some shares of the company out to those who will support me.
I want to know if I need to get a partner to help me make decisions and the qualifications I should look out for.( and I just want to throw this in that, I am in my final year in college). So should I get a college friend to help me out? or should I dive into the real world and get a marketer, taking into the consideration not being played in a wrong way.