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Is it a good idea to go in business with friends?

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zoe.turner
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Nah, this is calling for trouble.
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melinda.johnson
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It would be great to get into business with people that you know well. I would feel more confident with my friends.
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shawn.hughes
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I'd rather not. You'll be too comfortable if you're with friends. It would be hard to set goals that way.
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dana.lowe
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If the business falls apart, so does the friendship. I don't want to risk that.
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No, I don't want to have to worry about losing a friend.
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My belief has always been never to mix business with pleasure because it complicates both your working and personal relationship
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You need to have a very strong and honest relationship if that is the case because there will be disagreements from a personal and professional front
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That is playing with fire. You risk damaging not just your friendship but also the business
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Yes. Who knows and understands you better than those closest to you. If you share the same vision and have a similar work ethic, it's a win-win situation
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I haven't tried. I know of so many people who've had bad experiences with friends as business partners.
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No, I love my friends but I don't trust them or myself to go into business with them.
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If it were me, I wouldn't. It's not worth the issues and awkwardness.
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No, I won't advise it. It's hard to involve money in your friendship.
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