So, you’ve got a great business idea and are convinced it will be a success. But there’s just one problem: you can’t do it alone. It would help if you had a life partner who is willing to take the risk with you. Convincing them may seem daunting, but it’s not impossible. So, here are a few tips to help get your spouse on board with your new business venture:
First, make sure you have a solid business plan. This will give your spouse some peace of mind that you’ve thought through the idea and that there is potential for it to be successful.
Second, reassure them that you’re not looking to put all of your eggs in one basket. Explain that starting a business is an investment; like any investment, there is always some risk involved. However, remind them that you have other sources of income and that you’re not putting everything on the line.
Third, be realistic about the amount of time and energy starting a business will require. Let your spouse know that you’re prepared to work to make it successful but also understand that it may take some time to get things off the ground.
Finally, emphasise the importance of teamwork. Remind your spouse that they are your partner in this venture and that you’re in it together. Assure them that you’ll support each other through the ups and downs of starting a business.
This next section focuses on how working as self-employed can improve certain aspects of life, such as finance management skills, by setting personalised goals rather than having one set amount every month. Working for yourself is an empowering way to live. There are many benefits, like the ability to work when and where you want without any commute time or meetings that could take up your day! The following infographic explores what those insights mean so it will be easier to convince your partner about why this new business idea should be your future: