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Is building a business with your spouse the best thing ever--or the craziest? Or both? How do other couples do it? We interview successful couples who are crushing it and ask them everything from how they met to how they do it to how they argue. Whether you're working with your significant other, just thinking about it, or just like modeling other successful business owners, welcome to CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit.

CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit Blaine & Honey Parker

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 392 Ratings

Is building a business with your spouse the best thing ever--or the craziest? Or both? How do other couples do it? We interview successful couples who are crushing it and ask them everything from how they met to how they do it to how they argue. Whether you're working with your significant other, just thinking about it, or just like modeling other successful business owners, welcome to CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit.

    Couples In Love, In Business, In Independence

    Couples In Love, In Business, In Independence

    With US Independence Day just past, we thought we’d talk about the idea of independence as a couple in business together. We talk about how independence is often born of conflict, and how it lead to our own business. And we look at a several unusual models of independence provided by couples in business together. One couple chose independence from an oppressive industry business models for both themselves and their employees. Another couple chose independence for working mothers by hiring them whenever possible. A couple with a manufacturing business who decided to remain independent of outside financing—and are no crushing it. And a couple whose business is about gaining financial independence, both for themselves and their customers.

    • 26 min
    Educated In Argument: Tera & Byron Ames of Ames & Ames LLP, UT & NV, Part 2

    Educated In Argument: Tera & Byron Ames of Ames & Ames LLP, UT & NV, Part 2

    This week, we are back in Kamas, everyone’s favorite Utah cow town, to resume our conversation with Tera and Byron Ames of the law firm Ames & Ames. These two are one of the most dynamic couples we’ve spoken to in over 100 episodes. They are delightful, candid, fun, funny and revealing. In this episode, we get some of the most important advice ever for a couple considering being in business together. And we get some of the best and most revealing anecdotes about being a couple on this roller coaster journey of co-entrepreneurism. We get more laughs, a few tears, and even a little profanity…
     

    • 58 min
    Educated In Argument: Tera & Byron Ames of Ames & Ames LLP, UT & NV, Part 1

    Educated In Argument: Tera & Byron Ames of Ames & Ames LLP, UT & NV, Part 1

    This episode, we are in Kamas, Utah. Population 2,234. The cattle in Kamas may outnumber people. It's also a surprising and delightful rural hotspot. We are sitting down with Tera and Byron Ames, who unpack all kinds of great intel about being in business together. From learning how to understand each other’s moods and not take them personally, to dealing with the pay cut that comes from suddenly leaving a fat job and being in business for yourself, this was a great time with lots of laughs and pathos. But where does the Grateful Dead t-shirt collection come into this equation? And how does it affect three young kids to see their parents argue professionally over the dinner table? This is a conversation with lots of love, insight and business acumen.

    • 57 min
    Does Your Business Need A Prenup, feat. Shreya & Colin Ley of Law Firm LayRoots

    Does Your Business Need A Prenup, feat. Shreya & Colin Ley of Law Firm LayRoots

    If you’re in business with your significant other, does your business need a prenup? That’s not the legal name for it, but it is a legal document that could save your business should something happen to one of you. And the time to start planning for it is when things are good. If you wait until things go bad, it could be too late. Join us as we speak with the LawyerHumans at the law firm Lay Roots, CoupleCo partners Shreya and Colin Ley. They can help save your bacon…

    • 24 min
    You Can Have Better Arguments, feat. Dr. Rachna Jain

    You Can Have Better Arguments, feat. Dr. Rachna Jain

    How well do you and your spouse argue? (Hint: It’s not about winning.) This is an important conversation with clinical psychologist Dr. Rachna Jain about how to have a productive argument. We are revisiting this interview because Dr. Jain offers tips for making things better. And in a time of high stress like COVID-19, especially if you’re locked in the house with your significant other, this is a good one to listen to. You’ll get more than you ever imagined. And your arguments will be better than ever.

    • 34 min
    3 Common Mistakes To Avoid As A Couple In Business, feat. Professor Dan Horne

    3 Common Mistakes To Avoid As A Couple In Business, feat. Professor Dan Horne

    Lots of couples are starting businesses these days. If you are one of these couples, three mistakes are common. We know, because we’ve made them. Prof. Dan Horne, Associate Dean of Corporate Initiatives at Providence College sets us straight with good advice and a lifetime of insight. He grew up in a family that ran a business. He’s also a gifted researcher, analyst, and adviser. He lived the family entrepreneur dynamic firsthand—and has continued studying real-world CoupleCos during his career. He also has some highly salient advice for any CoupleCo anywhere. Professor Horne shares with us three important tips for any couple co that wants to avoid big trouble and possible ruin.

    • 33 min

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392 Ratings

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We Will definitely make an effort to go to Sego restaurant. We have been so spoiled with a executive chef now in our family. Our daughter has been a General Manager with celebrity chefs for almost 20 years. When they come to visit we will bring them in. My husband and I work together in a general contracting and design company. It’s been an adventure we also travel to many of our clients projects and live out of a 5th wheel when needed. Life is good!!!! Our other daughter works with her husband running over 9 businesses in a small mountain community. We are your family who works together glad I found your podcast!!!!

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The interviews get better and better

Always informative, insightful and entertaining. With the latest interview with Andria and Dom of TUF, truly inspiring. I can't wait to listen to part 2. Well done Parkers!

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Honey and Blaine are an awesome couple and have one of the coolest jobs ever! I love their podcasts! The questions they ask are relatable to anyone that works with their spouse!

Can't wait to hear more!

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