Have you ever thought about working with family and friends? Have questions about how to handle the relationship?
Sure, we’ve all thought about the best way to approach this topic without ruining the ties that bind.
Media expert Karen Taylor Bass has very practicle advice on how to handle the relationship.
1. Ask questions (first). Have a to-do list of what you want to accomplish and listen to hear if they have time for your project.
2. Offer compensation for services. It’s best to agree on an exact dollar amount and get it in writing.
3. Refer a business lead. Everyone can use your family/friend talent—why not talk him or her up.
4. Sign a contract and get the terms in writing. Protect your household and relationships.