Starting a business is rough. So is building a relationship with another person. So what could possibly possess a person to do both of them? Who would go out and start a business with a girlfriend or a boyfriend, husband or wife. It almost seems idiotic, and in many cases that may be true, because you are making a very important commitment to each other.
But there are several good reasons to build a business with your significant other. In fact, it is probably a really good idea to start something like this together. On of the best reasons is accountability. Many people will go out, say they are going to do something and then they never do it. Why? They simply aren’t accountable to anyone. Many times businesses fail, or never get off the ground because there isn’t anyone standing over the shoulder watching these people get things done. So starting a business with a loved one is a great way to make sure things get done. You can always be checking in on each other to see how well the business is running.
Another great reason to go into business with your honey is inspiration. Sometimes you just run out of ideas on your own. You’ve spent all of your creativity, the well is dry, and there just isn’t anything left that you can think of to get the business running. Your partner can come in with fresh ideas, or maybe they will say something that will give you an idea. A little bit of inspiration at the right moment can often be the difference between success and failure of your business.
When things look the darkest, a great thing about working with your companion is that you know that you won’t have to face it alone. You have a team, albeit a very small team that can help you. You can come up with solutions together. You have the all important advantage of working together.
Working together is important in and of itself. Working with your mate, towards a common goal is a great way to build unity in your relationship. It creates a special link that is hard to be broken. Work has a way of engendering camaraderie. That is why most people tend to have a majority of their friends where they work. Who better to have this special bond with other than your special someone via a trust agreement?
Building a business is a lot like raising a child. You need to have a lot of patience and love. So working with your partner to create either will naturally bring the two of you closer together as you support each other, learn with one another, grow closer, work together and develop a spirit of unity.