relatives vs friends

Indonesia
November 25, 2006 9:57am CST
which one would you trust to run your business ? some relatives couldn't be trusted, but then..so does your friends.. i'm curious, which one would you choose..
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39 responses
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
26 Nov 06
I wouldn't mix bussiness with family/friends either, however I would perhaps like to start a bussiness with my mom; but just a small one and nothing really professional or anything. For a big bussiness and your lifes' work I would not choose to work with family and friends, because when things start to look ugly you can't give them a better position but you will have a hard time telling them if something is wrong.
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
i am running business with my mom. but that's it, no one else. i agree, it does give you hard time to tell the bad news to them. thx!
@snowflake5 (1579)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Neither - get a professional manager in, whose employment is governed by contract. That way, if he does anything untrustworthy, you can take him to court. It's a bad idea to mix business with family/friendship
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• Indonesia
25 Nov 06
nice thinking.. i'll try to do that in the future. thx!
@iocaine (237)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
The golden rule is, never go into business with your friends or relatives. It will destroy your relationship.
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• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
never thought of that..thx!
@jennyl (687)
• United States
26 Nov 06
When it comes to business, family can really try to take advantage of you. I think that friends may also. Actually strangers may be best to deal with as far as running a business.
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
well..don't really know about that one. sounds kind of risky. but thx 4 rsponding!
@niranjans87 (1078)
• India
26 Nov 06
Well if you know your friends really well then you know who your true friends are and they can always be trusted.....so I would rather choose my friends than my relatives....especially knowing the kind of people my relatives are....It would be great if someone related to you can also be your friend.....
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• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
i know what you mean.. i'm also not that close to my relatives. especially from my father's side. there was only 1 family of relative that i trust the most, and that's it.
@emarie (5453)
• United States
26 Nov 06
it would depend on who your reletives are, and who your friends are. age and experience. i would use those facts to determine if i'm able to leave my business in their hands. business is business..and unless they are experienced in running a business or management, i don't think i would trust them running it.
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• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
i would also concider that myself.. but needs alot of thinking to do.
• Greece
26 Nov 06
relative - relative
business is still business. I'll choose people that match with my prinsipal of business, also have the same mission & vision, no matter they're relatives or friends
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
fair anough.. =) thx 4 your response!
@madanlohar (1164)
• India
9 Dec 06
i will trust on my friend. Actually i started a bussiness with one of my close relative but he cheated me after that i deside i will never do business with partnership, but one of my friend force me he told me just trust him once if he dont like his partnership then do what u think better. so i start with him n till today we r partners
• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
that is a very valuable experience.. i would also think like you do if my relatives cheated on me..
• India
9 Dec 06
Neither of them if not trustworthy, If I had no option then it wil be friends
• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
thx 4 responding..
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
9 Dec 06
I prefer friends coz u can share your secrets and they helps up but we cant tell our secrets to our relatives
• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
thx..i know what u mean. i also rather talk to my friends then my relatives if it's concerning my secret.
• India
8 Dec 06
i think friends r more turst worth thn ,,,relatives ,,relatives can often cheat but we have close attraction with friends ///
• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
thx 4 responding.. nice to meet you!
• India
8 Dec 06
Though I am in job, but if I prefer business, I would like to trust to run the business with friends only, not with relatives.
• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
i would concider that also..
@MagusX (1099)
• Brazil
26 Nov 06
i would administrate by myself
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
ok..that could also work.. thx 4 responding!
@seven73 (106)
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
relatives. i choose them because i trust them.if they betray me,i will call the other relatives to solve the problems.
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
yeah.. family matters could be solved with other relatives without interfierence trom others.
@luskas (3429)
• Portugal
26 Nov 06
Well i trust only my parents of my relatives, as my friends, the true friends, I completly trust them
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
me too.. thx for the response
@khan_jee (1053)
• Pakistan
26 Nov 06
nobody
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
thank u..
@bishu_sinha (1459)
• India
26 Nov 06
It's very complex, out of my thinking
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
i know.. but thx 4 your response!
• Pakistan
26 Nov 06
i havn't
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
thx!
@yorb24 (2181)
• United States
26 Nov 06
Probably friends. Blood isn't always thicker than water.
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
i hear ya! thx 4 responding!
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
yeh neither, both try rip u off
• Indonesia
26 Nov 06
thx 4 responding!