There’s a battle in everyone head & heart. Most of time when you decide in your intersection path whether left or right, forward or backward. I’ve my own battle recently, and get one advice friendship and business should not mixed around. But I still think differently. I still believe based on friendship we can have remarkable business. I took example on Oprah and Gayle. Sometime I think I’m more old fashion and conventional person, still think the gentlemen agreement occur, while reality everything should be written.
I’ve been thinking that’s when you make business with your best friends, you’ll have an assets, with might different on the way we think, different opinion, might enhance a business. What we miss despite our differences, we should share the same work ethic and goal in business. We need communicate in the same channel to offer come the challenge, and as I were mentioned everything should be written! Get a legal counsel better.
As I missed all of that step, I’ve my own war. And this start getting my nerve, because as the company keep growing my best friend start to set her own rules. There no boundaries, clear of understanding of roles, expectation and responsibilities and worst there’s no formal legal contract outlining the structure and finance of the business. if anyone can point out at my face how not smart have I’ve been and how I too much trust friendship over anything, I’m guilty as it’s charged.
Now I’m doing my other plan, slowly with better understanding and experienced. I set up another business with my other best friends and this time we start with all the things that it should. I know I start the war by avoiding all the necessary step before, now I intend to walk out gracely from my first business with my best friends. At least I won’t lost this friendship over business. And I will try another one this time with better preparations.