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Family Business

Increasingly, more women are teaming up with their spouse in business. Doing this successfully is not an easy thing to accomplish. Even the most amicable of couples don’t always agree on everything, and when money and business decisions are thrown into the equation, tensions can rise.

A common reason for disagreements in businesses run by spouses is the different styles of decision making. Men are often more likely to look at ‘the facts’ and less willing to consider the emotional impact that should be factored into a business decision.

Here are some tips for making it work better for both of you:

  1. Treat your spouse with the same (or higher) respect and courtesy as you would anyone else.
  2. Set aside time at home that is ‘business free’. Make sure you have ‘dates’ with your spouse where there is no business talk and just enjoy being a couple.
  3. Above all, only go into business with your spouse if you have planned to do so and you both want to work together, not because you need someone to save your business. If your business needs saving, hire a consultant.

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Contact Us

Shel Design
PO Box 8142
Glenmore Park NSW 2745
0412 701 147
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Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm
ABN: 88 695 161 542

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