You’re such good friends that you think, “Hey! Why don’t we start a business together? That could be a lot of fun.” It could be. Or it could be a disaster.
Black Enterprise takes a look at the pros and cons of taking your friendship to a professional level. For instance, it could be great to have someone to always have lunch with and vent to. But “beyond the constant chit chat, giggles and story-swapping, work can easily become an unprofessional environment and may garner some unwanted attention from your boss,” the article warns. “Also, lines can be crossed, causing conflict in times of disagreement, promotion or evaluation.”
Still there are ways to get around the problems that can arise. Go to BlackEnterprise.com to find out how.