What I Learned From Starting a Business With My Friends

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Credit: Good Studio // AdobeIf you’re like me, you’re quick to run to your friends with a good plan.When I want to make weekend plans, I call them up. When I’m planning a vacation, I have a group chat to coordinate. So it was no different when I planned to start a digital marketing business. Without hesitation, I reached out to a few friends to sit down and plot. We enthusiastically laid out a business plan and began to price out our services. I quickly learned that friendship isn’t the only ingredient needed to cook up a profitable business. We’ve gotten used to each other’s work styles, time management skills and communication methods over the past few months. In that time I’ve realized it’s hard to switch from a hang out mindset back to work. I’ve personally struggled with keeping myself on task. Although I’m familiar with holding myself accountable, starting a business with friends changes that dynamic. We all have to hold each other accountable. We’ve all been in a few group projects in the past, but it’s night and day when it comes to running a business with friends. There’s a sense of urgency.Instead of working toward …

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