“It is a bad idea to start a business with your best friend. It is also a terrible idea to start a business with your wife or your girlfriend. You will end up friendless, divorced, or available depending on the scenario.” — Gordon Miller, managing partner of G3i Ventures.
Everyone has heard this advice. Everyone. DO NOT mix business with pleasure. Because the pleasure always loses out. And most of the time, the business, does as well.
“I demanded him to focus on the business. I lost it and started yelling at him. He left that night and stopped returning my calls. The team started to fall apart and now I had no support. We’re still connected on Facebook, and maybe we’ve chatted once or twice via DM. But my [once childhood] friend and I haven’t spoken in 10 years."—Mack Burnett III Read more...More about Entrepreneurship, Work Life, Business, and Work Life