Couples In Business Together: 5 Things to Consider

So you’ve decided to start a business with a partner. You come up with a business plan, set your goals, and work out your physical office space. It’s time to get to work and make your business successful. Now what?

Running a successful business is never easy. Fast money and working 4 hours per week is only a reality on the infomercials that you see at 3:00 in the morning.

Running a business with your partner is even more difficult. It takes true team work.


How to Co-Chair a Successful Fundraiser by Using Coprenuerial Principles

The Basics Of A Successful Copreneurial Relationship Work For All Kinds Of Partnerships! Where have I been? I haven’t been blogging, that’s for sure! I was working on another volunteer project. It was nothing on the scale of Coaches United for Success in America. Rather, it was a fundraiser for my own community. I belong […]

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Copreneurs: How Do You Handle Conflict in Front of Employees?

So, you have an idea for a business and think it would be great to join forces with your partner. After all, you have a happy home life, you get along great, and you’d like to spend more time together, so wouldn’t it stand to reason that you’d make good business partners?

Ummm, sometimes yes, and sometimes no.

If you and your partner are running a business together, and you’re having trouble dealing with conflict, you’re not alone. While there are many copreneurs, or couplepreneurs as they’re also called, who easily translate a happy marriage into a happy business relationship, others have a bumpier ride as they learn to navigate their new roles. Now, add employees to the mix.


Copreneurs: Stay Aligned With Your Business Goals

It’s not enough to work toward having a successful business. Copreneurs need to be on the same page when it comes to priorities as well. When your goals for the company are in sync, and your path to reach those goals is clear, you build a better foundation. Remember that you’re part of a team and both of you have a role. Avoid overlapping efforts or ignoring something altogether by constantly communicating and clarifying roles.


Copreneurs: Partners and Married Couples in Business Together!

Coaching partners, married or otherwise is a unique experience and unlike other client relationships that I have. I found out recently, that there is a term for it: ‘copreneurs.’ We’ve known the term ‘entrepreneur’ for ages, and are getting used to ‘solopreneur.’ When I worked for StomperNet, I coached quite a few copreneurs, and didn’t really think too much about it. I studied couples coaching in my training, but this felt different. Partners in business usually have the social/emotional component, but the business itself puts coaching copreneurs in a league of its own.