Escape From Cubicle Nation Podcast

How to start a business without destroying your relationship



One of the unspoken stressors for new entrepreneurs is convincing a partner or spouse that starting a business is a smart idea. The rigors of start-up life require a whole new set of communication skills to ensure that you keep your relationship strong while you build your business. In this 30 minute interview, relationship expert and coach Lisa Merlo-Booth gives very specific suggestions for: Breaking the news to your spouse that you want to start a business Talking about money and cash flow so financial concerns don't stress your relationship Creating "what if" contracts with each other to prevent stressful conversations How to talk to a spouse who is unsupportive of your business idea How men and women can break unhelpful gender-based patterns of communication How to set firm boundaries around work hours so you are present for your family You can find Lisa at The blog post I referenced in the conversation is Is Your Time on the Computer Impacting Your Children? Powerful Ways to F