To some starting a business with their partner is a great idea. A chance to spend more time together and to share the experiences of running a business.
To others it’s a nightmare. The thought of spending virtually every waking hour in each other’s pocket is simply too over bearing.
If you are thinking of going into business with your spouse, there’s added pressure to succeed. So we asked Vicki Ashman, who co-founded Scrumpies of Mayfair with her husband, to share 10 valuable lessons she has learned about how to run a successful business venture with your partner.
Starting a business with friends can seem like a good idea, but before you jump in and set up a company with people you are close to, you need to be honest with yourself and each other.
If you get it wrong your new business could fail and lifelong friendships ruined. So what steps should you take before going into business with friends, or any business partner for that matter?
We asked entrepreneur, Mike France, who has experienced both sides of this coin, to share his advice on how to successfully start and run a business with friends; (more…)
There are so many different skills that have to be mastered when you start and run a business, that it can be quite overwhelming. This article looks at the benefits and issues you may need to be aware of when working with a business partner.