Thursday, April 16, 2009

Getting Support of Partners for Starting a Business

How to make bitter halves, better halves? Behind every success, there’s the effort of a family. How about tapping the support of yours? Here’s how to do that.

Get buy in from spouse, family. You need all their support, don`t you. Be frank with them. Share your dream, why you're doing it, money you can make etc. Give them the confidence that a lot of thinking has gone into it. But seek their opinion. Listen with an open heart. They will rave and rant. They’ll be angry and insecure. Be patient. Answer their anxieties objectively. Tell them you have not decided as yet. Let them think it over, give ‘em time. Once they see how much planning has gone into it, they will stand rock hard when you actually begin the new project.