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Run & Grow

What to Do If Your Spouse Does Not Support Your Dream of Being your Own Boss

You want your partner on your team, cheering you on. What if that doesn't happen?

When you're pursuing what could ultimately be your life's legacy, the least you expect is the support of those around you. Your spouse isn't just in your social circle -- he or she is practically an extension of yourself. Your spouse is the ...

by Simonetta Lein  | November 18, 2018 08:00:00
Run & Grow

10 Things to Know About Working With Your Spouse

Find out the best tips to handle working with your spouse

You might think working with your spouse is a great idea, but there are drawbacks, too. Spending both your work and downtime with the person you love most might seem like heaven on earth, but it can also be a nightmare if you aren’t ...

by Taylor Bell  | August 02, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

How to Ask Your Spouse for Business Advice

Have each other's backs, no matter what

While having a spouse who is also an entrepreneur definitely has its perks, it can create some really problematic situations, especially around risk-taking, work-life balance and the inevitable competition. My husband and I are definitely a work in progress when it comes ...

by Erin Levine  | June 27, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

What’s It Like Being Married (With Kids) to the Co-Founder of Your VC-Backed Startup

The founder of Sprout Solutions recounts how he and his wife oversaw the company’s growth while raising a family

Corporate communications is changing globally, as we can see in some of the stories that populate our newsfeed. Business readers want to know as much about what executives do outside as well as during working hours. We want to see the person ...

by Patrick Gentry  | April 28, 2018 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Ask the Relationship Expert: My Partner Resents the Time I Spend on My Business

A relationship expert responds to a founder who has a hard time being mentally present

What happens when running a business gets in the way of your romantic relationship, or vice versa? In this new weekly column, relationship expert Marla N. Mattenson responds to entrepreneurs with love dilemmas -- because the hidden power of successful businesses are the ...

by Marla N. Mattenson  | February 18, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

What's It Like to Run a Successful Business With Your Spouse?

Couples who marry their work and personal lives face a unique set of challenges

Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. But, what happens when that horse and carriage takes an unexpected detour via the office? For many couples, the thought of mixing business with pleasure might seem like a relationship minefield to ...

by James Schultz  | July 04, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

4 Not-So-Obvious Things to Consider Before Starting a Business With Your Spouse

Number 2: Establishing business boundaries -- literally

There are many articles and stories that use marriage as a metaphor for business partnerships.It's a useful comparison since both types of relationships require work, commitment, collaboration, vision, sacrifice -- plus a bunch of other factors -- to be successful.There's also a ...

by Tor Constantino  | May 14, 2017 06:00:00
Business Ideas

What To Do When Your Spouse Does Not Want You to Open a Business

Communication is the key to success when it comes to finding a compromise for you and your family

As a franchise coach, I often see situations in which one spouse wants to open a business and the other is hesitant or even downright opposed to the idea. Every relationship is different and it's up to each individual couple to decide ...

by Rick Bisio  | December 06, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

4 secrets of blissful entrepreneurial power couples

Here are the 'rules of engagement' you should follow when working with your partner.

Running a successful business with your soul mate may seem like an idyllic dream. You are together all the time and can determine your mutual career destinies instead of spending many hours apart working for someone else.You get to build a meaningful ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | September 17, 2015 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Want to make more money? Marry the right person.

Marrying the right person will do you more good in the long run. Here's why.

Lots of things matter where your job satisfaction, earning power, and the success of your career are concerned. Your boss matters. So does your education, the industry you've chosen, and macroeconomics.And luck. Luck definitely plays a part.But while those are all important ...

by Jeff Haden  | March 12, 2015 01:07:00