People are shrewd out here, some are clean, and others crooked. When you find friends you can trust and those who share the same vision as you, sit down, come into an agreement and do business together.
Business has the capacity to ruin friendships even those that have lasted for long if not handled correctly. If the terms of engagement are unclear or assumed amongst the parties involved, especially where there is a feeling of unfairness, friendships are left at risk. Many fall apart.
I always encourage people to support each other’s businesses. Should you find your friend offering a service/product, buy the product, procure the service and give sincere feedback on how you would like it improved. I will always advise against expecting free service on grounds of friendship.
Money does not understand the language of friendship or patriotism. Money flows to the area of most value. If your service/product is of low or, poor quality, your friends will buy from legit service providers/quality products as that is what provides them value for money.
It is said people’s businesses fail because they listen to the advice of their friends and family. Quite interesting you would think. It’s good to know the people around you; those you consider your friends however, should you find some slowing down your progress or obstructing your business expansion then cut ties and leave them behind. Support your colleagues’ hustles and be professional about your dealings. Until we speak again, I am your host Mitchell Odhiambo. Welcome to a man’s world. To get a female perspective on this, read Mercy’s post HERE