Here's an email I recently received from a reader:
One of my family members offered me to start a business - 4 relatives would be involved.
Do you think it's a good idea?
Entrepreneur.com gives some reasons why it's difficult:
- You know so much about the other person--you've been privy to intimate information about them.
- You've most likely had arguments or negative conflicts with them.
- You have years of experiences with them, both positive and negative.
- You know the other person's "hot and cold buttons," the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that reward, cajole and pacify, or punish, threaten and dismiss the other person.
- Maybe you don't like your relative or, conversely, you're very close with that person, which means you could either be overly critical or overly protective of them.
- You may provide too much supervision or teamwork--or you may provide too little.
There is interesting comment at the bottom of the piece.
I would like to see your opinion about it and FMF readers' comments.
What are your thoughts for him?