Saturday, February 21, 2009
Working With Your Spouse
Charles, Marcus, our 16 year old son, and Me at our former store, American Mini Storage Jones Blvd
Okay, Charles and I aren't experts on working together but we've seen many couples come into the self storage business and not last.
Your relationship has be pretty solid before you start working together. No, "Will I be paid more if I'm doing more of the work?" No, "What happens if I want to quit?"
Those are both red flags.
How to Work with Your Spouse article at eHow.com gives us plenty to think about before pursuing a career path together. It' also offers great tips for couples already working together.
One of my favorites is keeping a notebook of things you want to achieve in your business. You can use it as a reference as you meet them. Also, you can look at it monthly or yearly for any adjustments.