Going into Business with a Partner


Should I go into business with my wife, partner or spouse?

The answer is complicated

I’ve had clients who’ve been really successful doing this and in the last year I’ve had 3 clients leave the programs or their business due to a divorce and I’ve experienced my own divorce where we were partners in the clinic.

It made navigating work and our relationship really difficult, though it wasn’t the reason for our divorce, it didn’t help.

Have a Conversation – multiple


Must have a shared vision

Discuss and divide the roles/responsibilities

Create boundaries around working together 

  • Date night with no talk about work
  • Weekly check in about your relationship
  • Weekly meeting dedicated to work/business

There may be 1 person who seems to do more in the business and more at home

It’s not a contest

Both partners should always be trying to do more than the other

Here some things to consider:
1) Do you both want to fill the same roles? Ie: both treat patients, both do the marketing, both be the visionary?
Or Are your strengths and interests complimentary?
2) Should to have a trial period and need an exit strategy if it doesn’t work or feel right.
Set expectations, have a “safe” word

Should have an operating agreement that deals with dissolution of the business, and depending on the laws of your state, your business may belong to your partner in marriage whether they work in the business or not.


Book recommendations if you do decide to run your business with a partner

E-myth by Michael Gerber

Rocket fuel by Gino Wickman


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