Starting a business with a friend or member of your family isn’t always the best choice. I’ve asked for your opinions on such topics as “Do Family Members Make Good Employees?” and “Would Your Parent Make An Ideal Employee?”. Now, I have one last thought to get your opinion on. Would you start a small business with your spouse or significant other?
I don’t know about you, but I could never work with my husband, let alone run a business together. We both have very different opinions and a bit of a stubborn streak that would not blend well if we worked side by side. It would be very difficult to agree on business decisions and I’m sure that would put a strain on our relationship.
Tamara Monosoff, a contributing author on WomenEntrepreneur.com, brought up this question in her article “Should You Go Into Business With Your Spouse?”. There are a lot of points in Tamara’s article to consider seriously before taking this leap. It would be a challenging journey but would it be worth it? Do you think you could survive running a business with your “better half”?