Just the thought of working with a spouse can make some peoples skin crawl. Sure there are couples out there that make it work, but there are probably just as many if not more that failed, along with the marriage, that we never hear about. Starting a business is tough enough without having to worry about friction generated within the marriage as a result of this endeavor.
There are things couples can do to put the odds in their favor, though. And preparation in the long run could make all the difference in the world. Forethought that could not only help out in the long term success of the business, but also in the marriage.
Spouses who work together successfully often learn valuable lessons over time. The sooner they get some insight into what works (and what doesn’t), though, the better it’s going to be over the long haul. (Those tips can also benefit the marriage while helping their new entrepreneurial ventures become more successful.) Read more