Have you ever thought about how nice it might be to go into business with your other half? No? That’s not surprising. Why would you want to not only spend all of your free time with them, but also all of your time at work as well? And besides, you don’t want to be known as ‘that couple’ that can’t leave each other’s side. However, going into business with them might not be as hard as you think, and there are significant positives to doing so!
One positive, for example, is that if you do in fact decide to do it together, you will be able to know from the very beginning if they are 100 percent committed to the venture, because you know them like the back of your hand (don’t you?). Wouldn’t you rather go into business with someone who you can read like a book (cliche alert: sorry) rather than doing so with a friend or a colleague, who, in truth, you will never really know 100 percent; or even worse, someone you don’t know?
However, there is the elephant in the room: will you be able to stand being with them for such long proportions of your day? Even more importantly, what impact will that have on your relationship?Guy Oranim and Sharon Rechter, the husband-and-wife team that founded cable television channel BabyFirst in 2004, agreed that there’s a learning curve when you live and work together every day. ‘People are different at work and at home, so you need to lay out the rules before working with your husband or wife,’ Rechter told Business News Daily in a 2013 interview. ‘Talk openly and candidly about your expectations before you start, so if something doesn’t work out, you can walk away [from the business] without damaging your personal relationship.’
And if you’re worried that your significant other may have more experience or stature than you, just look at Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan and their charitable organisation: the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The organisation works perfectly towards it remit: ‘advancing human potential and promoting equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research and energy,’ despite the obvious difference in stature between the two. And if you both still don’t know what kind of business may work best for you and, more importantly, what kind of market you can tap into, make sure to check these eight business ideas for couples. Or why not take a leaf out of Zuckerberg and Chan’s book and create something that helps people?Like Bill and Melinda Gates who literally joined forces to make the world a better place through their organisations or the husband and wife team who work together to defend those with convictions, you and your spouse could too be a twosome that help others.
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There are, of course, many pros and cons of working with your spouse, but is that not the truth with every business venture?