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Would you consider becoming a "couplepreneur", aka starting a business with your husband or partner? What would be your major concern?”

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  • WE DO . . . and I actually left a full time government job to do so!! (commit me now) We actually started dating because he asked me for help on a project. Just before we were married we had to step in and take over his parent's business do to father's heart attack. We eventualy stepped back, as father & son nor MIL & Daughter-in-law were NOT meant to work under one roof. 3 years ago I left my gov't job to step into his business - he'd had no luck in finding a viable office manager. We are not together everyday all day - that IS our saving grace - and we BOTH know that. We are both very strong personalities and we both make mistakes. We are truly partners - although we joke about finishing each others sentences we depend upon one another. Can we do it alone - yyes if we have to but we naturally fit together, and are able to bounce back from the occassional screaming match - keeps the heart pumping. I am still looking fo rthe day when I can skip out of work for an afternoon rondevou with "my boss" though!
    My advice, if you do it you need: strong shoulders, strong heart and a very strong marriage - cause it ain't easy but it does have rewards!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Pammy on 12th July 2008

  • I wish we would start a biz together!
    I long for that.
    The idea of starting a biz with him is my dream.
    He would never - he is to focused on his goals.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by DebR on 17th May 2008

  • I think my major concern would be spending too much time together..My husband and I get along famously, but I always enjoy when he goes off to work too and I would not want him around 24/7.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by LEMARAIS on 16th May 2008

  • Hi Victoria,
    My husband is a cancer researcher - he patented a drug for melanoma. He works well with doctors, but when it comes to pitching his business for funding, he is totally not " A BUSINESS MINDED". I attempted to help him but I am got frustrated with him .. So, to save my sanity, I stopped!!! Besides, I have my started on my own activewear business, maybe I'll make enough $$ to fund his business!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by christine on 14th May 2008

  • We kind of sort of do that in some capacity. We support one another when it comes to my website but full force working 9-5 with each other....OMG NO NO NO NO NO. My major concern would be communication, emotions and taking away from the marriage - being a "couple". I would be afraid that i would knock him out at the end of the sorry but true. Love em dearly but we already spend enough time together.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 12th May 2008