friends make good business partners!

India
June 11, 2010 7:28am CST
well i have been thinking about this as i always used to believe in this phrase,but ,really i doubt it now,as now what i think that it is a sure recipe for disaster,as,i have seen it befor my own eyes about some great friendships in my life going sore,so,what is the reason behind this,is it that,people who are great friends cant transform their great chemistry into something commercial,or is it that friendsip is someting great a virtue which cannot be commercialised?rarely have i seen great friends continuing in the same vein without any problems,and there is a great probability that these so called business partners will become the greatest foes ever!
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6 responses
• India
11 Jun 10
I agree with you in this regard. Never make your close friends as bussiness partner because whenever money comes in friendship, the relation of friendship will change.and due to that you may loose your close friend.
• India
11 Jun 10
you sound like you had an experience in this regard may i know this?
@ip5217 (1656)
• Philippines
23 May 11
I have so much fear in this, too. My friends and I are thinking of venturing in a business together, but I am afraid that it could just ruin our friendship. We understand how imperfect business can be. There may be challenges that decisions may put our friendships at risk. Now I really have to think a hundred times before committing.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
Yes, that is true, so long as you trust each other and you are honest with each other, friends can be good business partners.
• Jamaica
12 Jun 10
There is always a saying that states don't mix business with pleasure and this can be applied to friends been a business partner.That is to say friends and business don't go together.Friends in business will leave you high and dry when they think they have reach the top and don't need you anymore.
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
no matter how you love your friend, stay away from them when it comes to business. it would be easier to find a business partner who is not close or included in your circle. it is easier to insist your rules and your suggestions if your partner doesn't have any personal attachments to you. also, amongst friends who turn to business partners, it's only rare that the business will exist. or if the business will exist, one of half of the partnership will dissolve its deal with the other half. or if it's a group, there is one person who will get all the beating and yet showing the most sincere understanding. money is another issue. money can change people. if you want to keep your girl/s and boy/s, make your friends as aunties and uncles who has zero involvement in business with his/her friend/s. hahaha.
@rastogisw (446)
• India
11 Jun 10
I think two business partners can become best friends , but not necessarily two good friends can become good business partner also, as , I have seen many times that, when two best friends starts a business together then many a times both thoughts got clashed in making money from there the problem starts.