Building a business with a partner does seem fun. You and he can understand each other better because you not only feel the good side, but also feel the bitterness crawling from zero. Success together is what then makes your love bond very strong.
Although there are many positive things that you can get when building a business with a partner, there are still risks that should be considered, you know. Like some of the negative sides which will be explained further in the following article.
1. Vulnerable to burnout
The risk that is most likely to occur when you and your partner are in business is that you get bored easily. How can you not be bored if you see him again every day.
This is difficult if you are in different professions or places of work. Every day you can share your experiences with each other and your relationship will be broad because you always meet new people.
2. Difficult to maintain professionalism
Of course maintaining professionalism with strangers will be much easier than with a partner. The absence of an emotional bond with coworkers allows you to be free to act when there is a misunderstanding or difference of opinion.
It’s different when it happens to a partner. When you are in conflict, it is easy to get carried away. In fact, it could be that the couple’s attitude is really purely for the sake of business, not based on the desire to dominate or win on their own.
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3. Suitable as a partner does not necessarily fit to be a co-worker
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As a couple maybe you have a match for each other. However, that does not mean it can be applied when dealing as a business partner or work.
It could be that he, who always behaves gently and is the character that makes you fall in love, turns out when he has entered the realm of work, his temperament is 180 degrees different. The figure who always gives you a smiling face has now changed like boss from hell.
4. If the business fails, the finances are completely shaken
The next risk is when you jump in together with your partner in one business, that is, if you fail and fall, the fall will be a total loss. Your finances are really shaken up because of all resources devoted to a single source of income.
This will be different if you live your respective professions. When one falls, at least the other can support. So, family finances are still safe.
5. Relationships don’t last long
Indeed, in theory, building a business from scratch with a partner can strengthen the bond of your relationship. The ups and downs of business, as well as the various obstacles that you must pass can both be endured.
However, mixing business relationships with love affairs can cause your relationship to be stressful. You can bring problems at work home. In the end, the house that should have been a resting place for the two of you turned into a battlefield. Business doesn’t work, relationships break up.
These points are not meant to scare you. But by knowing the risks, at least you and your partner can be better prepared to face the challenges ahead, when you want to decide to build a business together from scratch. With mental readiness, I hope you can keep work problems from ruining your love relationship.
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