A prescriptive guide to how to keep your relationship strong when there's a start-up in the family.
The idea of starting your own business is exhilarating and inspiring. It's one over 30 million Americans pursue. But being the significant other of an entrepreneur is not so glamorous. Boundaries between work and home disappear. Personal savings and business funds become intertwined. You can feel like a single parent as your spouse travels, works late hours, and answers calls and emails 24/7.You may even sacrifice a career or move your home for the sake of the business.
But there are strategies you can use to combat all this stress and uncertainty. Whether you're new to the start-up world or a long-term entrepreneurial partner, Start, Love, Repeat will help you understand exactly how a start-up affects your lives - and what you can do to build a happy and healthy relationship in the midst of the madness. Dorcas Cheng-Tozun has not only done extensive research, she has lived through the perils and pitfalls of being with an entrepreneur as the wife of the CEO and cofounder of successful start-up d.light. She offers clear-sighted, firsthand advice for any couple considering making the same leap. She further draws on interviews with other successful entrepreneurs and their significant others, executive coaches, marriage-family therapists, venture capitalists, and start-up authorities to provide practical insights and steps any couple can take to build a strong relationship while launching that dream business.
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"Dorcas Cheng-Tozun has provided a powerful and practical resource for any entrepreneur and their family. I recommend this to any entrepreneur who has ever struggled with balancing their work and spending time with those they love." (Daniel Epstein, founder and CEO of Unreasonable)
"Dorcas Cheng-Tozun has written an astute, pragmatic marriage book that will quickly become the go-to manual for entrepreneurial couples across the globe.
Start, Love, Repeat paves a clear path through the unpredictable labyrinth of start-up life allowing husbands and wives to a find their way to healthy, satisfying marriages." (Dorothy Littell Greco, writer, photographer, and author of
Making Marriage Beautiful)