Ask Annabel My best friend is hurting my business… Dear Annabel, Six months ago I started a business with my best friend. My job was to drum up the business and find some customers. Her job was to set up systems and get us ready to grow. It’s been a tough six months, but we are trading and beginning to make some money. Now that I am not out on the road quite so much I can see that she is not really doing a lot to take the business forward. Nor can I see any sign of any systems. I feel as if I am in business on my own, but having to share a very small amount of money with her for doing very little. What should I do? M. Give your business partner time to explain her views and listen carefully Dear M, This is a very common problem when starting a business with a friend. You need to have [...]

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