Biz Partner Romance: Lessons Learned from an Internet Entrepreneur

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A Guest Post by Gypsy Rogers

After ten years of happy marriage to her fifth husband, mom finally imparted some of the wisdom she acquired through a lifetime of relationships .  The two most important pearls she shared are:

1.“Don’t pick your relationships because someone has qualities you like.  Everyone has qualities you can find attractive.  Pick them because their faults don’t drive you crazy.”

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2. “Divorces are made before you say ‘I Do’.”

Having experienced several failed business partnerships (and two divorces) myself, I believe that establishing relationships with business partners is nothing short of a business marriage. In fact, there’s a much stronger incentive for dishonesty in the business relationship – hence the reason you’ve formed the relationship in the first place: money.

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