Running A Business With Your Spouse

It’s obvious that running a business with family can sometimes cause problems with each other but also be one of the best things you’ve ever done. But what about running a business with your spouse? If anyone can answer this question from experience it’s Robert and Paula. They share their advice and some wisdom for those getting ready to jump into business with their spouse.

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  1. Jonathan Culpepper /

    I truly enjoyed this! It’s nice to see that a husband and wife can get along in business but know that you still have to have a bit of humor to make it through. Thank you for shedding light on this and sharing what you’ve learned over the course of working together.

  2. Hannah N. /

    I work with my husband with our kayaking business in SC and we definitely have our ups and downs everyday. There are some days I want to pull my hair out (or actually hit him upside the head with a paddle) and just say “I quit!” But at the end of the day I have to remember that we are husband and wife and it takes patience AND humor just like you said. We love each other way too much to let some of the little things come between us. Great advice too on making sure to separate work from home. It’s tough but it’s something you have to do. Thanks for sharing insight on this Paula and Robert!


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