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Overcoming Problems of Going into Business with Friends

Writing for The New York Times, Rebekah Campbell says she has watched and even experienced firsthand how friendships and businesses alike can be destroyed when the two are mixed. She relates some advice from successful duo Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht to help you avoid others’ dire fate.

Through Thick and Thin

Mel and Cliff keep their dreams alive by regularly discussing where they want their business to go. They have unstructured walking conversations that allow them to brainstorm new ideas in an open setting. “Battle scars” are not kept, as once a decision has been made, the process behind it is not revisited. They have high expectations of each other, and they can afford to, because over time they have learned to rely on each other to handle affairs without double-checking each other’s work. You can read the full article here: http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/the-problem-with-going-into-business-with-a-friend/

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