The best way to test the waters is to scout out a local business group or club, and then branch out from there. Smaller is better, and you’re likely to meet like-minded entrepreneurs who share your vision and goals. You’ll also find that many of them will become your best friends. Getting to know your mates is the best part of a long, happy, and healthy business relationship. One of the best ways to do this is to make it a point to have at least one happy hour or nighttime rendezvous each week. It’s also not a bad idea to arrange for a regular caffeinated meeting, or two, on a weekend or early evening. This will help you get the most out of your weekend, without having to go to the office, and will make you happier, and likely better able to give your best to your coworkers.