Succeeding in Business With Your Husband: Is It Possible?
Your husband is your best friend. You understand each other and act as a guardians for each other. That is why it’s a great idea to run a business together. Succeeding in business with your husband however needs good planning and work.
It is very important to know what other people’s experiences that were in a similar position look like. You need to be careful in some situations and focus more on others. Here’s a quick list of things you need to know for a successful business with your husband.
Choose what you fight about
Running a business together means you’ll fight. Sometimes a lot. It is normal, however, since arguments run the business forward.
Not all arguments are worth the fight, though. You have to be wise and choose what to argue about. Running a business is not about being always right, but to make the right decisions most often.
If there is something that you disagree with your husband, but it’s not of great importance for the business, simply let it go and keep the peace. Argue about things that you strongly believe is necessary. Different opinion in your field of expertise is definitely a good reason to argue.
Let him feel like he’s the boss
Men are far more sensitive when it comes to pride and have much greater ego than women. Men need to feel they’re right, and women need to be right.
Usually, women are not obsessed with being in charge, but men are. However, the title means nothing in a family run business. Let your husband feel like he’s the person running everything and fill his ego with it, but you be the real person behind important decisions and actions.
Trust him about things he’s best in
Both partners can’t be good in everything. Your husband will be good in some fields, you’ll be in others. Don’t try to do things your way in the field he’s an expert. Trust him.
In the fields he’s not an expert, be more careful. Men are confident they know everything and it’s not even their fault, they don’t know any better. Stop him with time, and if you’re not an expert about the problem too, get help from someone that is.
It is better to admit you don’t know something than ruin the business because your husband thinks he’s almighty.
Don’t argue in front of others
If you own a company that employs more workers, you must ensure that you act as one with your husband. As previously mentioned, men love to be bosses, so if you disagree about something with them, don’t argue in front of the workers. Let them do and say what they think is best at the moment.
Later, when you’re alone, talk more seriously about his actions and words. When you’re in charge of a company it is easier to fix a problem with the people subordinated to you, so don’t worry about the mess he might create. Men create mess, women fix things – it’s nature.
Be a wife after work hours
Remember that marriage comes first and work second. You’re a wife in the first place. It is a rule that you mustn’t mix work and family life, so try to do your duties as a wife after work hours.
Cook a delicious dinner or whatever you feel like as a wife. Don’t forget to remind your husband to do his duties. Throw out the garbage or whatever responsibilities you agreed on as a married couple.
Preserve your relationship as lovers and don’t let work fill your whole day together.
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