Be honest, relationships are hard. It is hard enough to maintain a relationship with someone without external obstacles. For people who are trying to be entrepreneurs, relationships can be even harder. We love our business (or just our business idea), we work long hours, we give our emotional and physical efforts to see our business succeed. Being in a relationship with a person and a business at the same time, is even harder. Therefore, to really succeed at both, entrepreneurs need to have a spouse that not only supports them, but supports their business. The person that is closest to an aspiring entrepreneur are often those who have the most influence in their lives. A supportive spouse must play multiple roles to contribute to the success of the business.
When a entrepreneur is married, their husband or wife can be the motivation that determines the success or failure of a business endeavor. Regarding the daily routine of an entrepreneur, lets call it what it is. Up before most, an entrepreneur is probably up early in the morning to get a great start on the day. Whether its going to his/her own office, or working from home, they focus on their business, and everything else (during the workday) most likely comes secondary. Long hours is a must, and working late nights is an understatement. Therefore, with all this being said, the entrepreneur’s spouse must understand, appreciate, and fully-support the entrepreneurial aspirations.
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