When the business partnership breaks down, the darker sides of the personalities come through. A dominant partner turns into a bully. A person who does not do well with conflict will withdraw. As the bully gets more aggressive, the pacifist withdraws further. Eventually, the bully gets so angry they are ready to lock the other partner out. The pacifist quits coming in. The next blowout is over money. The course is as logically predictable as what will happen to your car if you hit the highway with no oil in the engine. It will get louder and louder until the engine seizes.
Unless you are in some sort of political business, you should keep politics out of your establishment completely. Of course, you have freedom of speech, but we are in very contentious times and displays of political or religious positions might be off-putting to to your customers.
What happens with the business when people break up? Here’s the information you need to make big decisions and protect yourself.
Before we found ourselves in this terrible mess, many businesses had partnership issues. If your partnership has problems, now is the time to deal with those things that cause tension.
Use these 8 tips to talk with your business partner. Most partnership issues are rooted in communication problems. Most problems can be solved if partners…
I am a business partnership mediator. Every day partners come to me to help settle disputes or to reduce tension. I always recommend a Partnership Agreement.