Is it ever a good idea to go into business with a friend

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‘We try to go for a drink at least once a month to talk about non work things, and check in with each other about our personal lives.’

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‘You get see your extremely cheap jordans friends in a new light, because you may never have seen them in a work environment.

‘So that can be a bit of an eye opener, because some people can be totally different when they’re in work mode’

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Col Skinner, who works as digital advertising and strategy businessProfoundry,brought in a friend to help with his other business and later realised that they weren’t on the same page about the future of the company.

‘Ensure you both share the same vision or roadmap for the business early on.

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