Written by: Megan te Boekhorst, Communications & Public Relations Specialist, Futurpreneur Canada
Dating and building your business is not always easy. Your time is precious and a lot of responsibility falls on your shoulders. It’s up to you to pay the bills, pay your staff and keep the business growing. This often leaves room for little else. But it’s important to find balance as an entrepreneur, and that includes nurturing the personal relationships in your life.
If you’re a driven, ambitious, work-around-the-clock entrepreneur, there are certain realities you need to keep in mind, whether you’re starting a new relationship or with a long-term partner:
Entrepreneurs face unique challenges to dating, but keep a positive attitude about it. A strong relationship can be a secret weapon in building a strong business. Your significant other can act as a sounding board for big decisions, help you vent your frustrations or be your break from the busy world of entrepreneurship. Just don’t forget to respect their needs as much as the needs of your business.