I’ve always been weary of starting a business with a friend, let alone my best friend.
But that’s exactly what I’ve decided to do with ACP.
Whether we’re wildly successful, miserable failures or somewhere in between, our friendship must endure. To ensure success in not only maintaining but ideally strengthening our friendship we’ve created a set of ten ground rules, some of which include: defining expectations, discussing possible outcomes, prepping a conflict resolution plan, and erring on over vs. under communicating. We’ve got lots of sub-bullets and a decent level of detail right out the gate.
More importantly we’ve established three guiding principles for the company:
We strongly believe that if we, as a company, stick to these principles we can’t lose.