Okay, Ive been wondering if there was a place for this for a long time and there was another post today that made me aware that we really need a place to talk about businessy stuff.
Do you own a business?
Do you share a business with your DH/DP/DW/ ect?
Are you a part of a family business that already existed before you married in to the family?
Are you business partners with your mom, dad, sis, bro, or child?
Do you own a business with your friend?
Then you probably belong here :).
DH and I own two businesses together.
We own a landscaping company that is dedicated to sustainable landscaping (and not so sustainable lawn care, but hey, it pays the bills). We have one employee, who has worked for us for two years. He is 19, and he is awesome to deal with. I run the back end of things with this business. Meaning I do all the invoices, entering stuff into quickbooks, banking, ect. I try really hard, but Im still learning. (I have to file a tax extension for last year....). DH does the manual labor and most of the garden design.
I also WOH for two hours a day cooking for someone. I get to take the baby with me, but its still work.
Our second business is an old General Store. I again, do all the bookeeping and stuff. I also have to be here during the hours of operation to staff it. We dont have an employee, so its just me. Honestly, we've really put this on the back burner until our first business is running strong. We have to focus on that one because the store doesnt really make us any money, except for helping us to not have to pay so many taxes on the other business.
What are you doing? Businesses run between couples can be really awesome and fun, but sometimes they can also be super stressful and make you want to kill the other person. Im hoping this can be a place for discussions about these matters amongst those who can see each other's viewpoint because we are all in a similar situation.