Monday, December 10, 2012

When divorced couples remain business partners

This New York Times story about divorced couples who remain business partners offers guidelines on making the best of the situation.

Among the tips in the article: empathizing with your ex, getting professional help if needed so you can talk to each other, and being upfront with employees about what’s happening.

The story points out that the scenario is more common than many people realize, given the statistics: There's a high rate of divorce in this country, and about 3.7 million businesses are owned by a husband and wife, according to a 2007 Census Bureau estimate.

If you are you a small business owner in this situation, how are you handling it, and how is your business doing? Email me at