Choosing a business partner is very similar to getting married.
When it comes to choosing a business partner, it’s very similar to getting married.
This week, we were interviewed by Sean Wise, the Managing Director of Wise Mentor Capital, a national venture capital consultancy focusing on bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and capital, and a columnist for the Globe and Mail in Toronto.
Sean asked us if we could share our thoughts with him about choosing a business co-founder and how it relates to marriage (David Ciccarelli and I are married to each other).
We shared the following:
“A co-founder needs to be a good communicator, a person with whom you have synergy, and a friend. A healthy business partnership is comparable to a marriage, built on a solid foundation of trust, respect, and understanding. When two complementary business people come together to form a company, guided by the same vision and values, they are at the very heart of their corporate family, and nurture the business as parents would their children.” Here’s a link to a fabulous article that may help you in your quest, complete with pearls of wisdom from Sean Wise.
Marriages between voice actors and audio engineers are quite frequent, and it’s not uncommon to hear of voice actors marrying other voice actors! If you are among that number and are business partners with your spouse, please leave a comment.