One of the most common hurdles stamping business owners face is a less- than-supportive spouse.
Because many stamping business owners started out doing this as a hobby, many of your spouses still see your business that way. And, as many of you know, having a spouse who doesn’t support your business can make running it very difficult.
So, how can you get your spouse behind you?
1. Make sure you’re really treating this like a business.
Actions speak louder than words, and if you’re still spending like it’s a hobby, nothing you say will convince your spouse otherwise.
2. Have a conversation with your spouse about your goals.
Share your Business Plan and explain what you would like to accomplish and what it’s going to take to do so. Include your spouse in the planning. Maybe there are goals that effect both of you. Make sure you share those.
3. Don’t expect changes to happen overnight.
You have to consistently show your spouse that you’re serious about making this work as a business. It won’t happen with everyone, but over time, most spouses come around.
Finally, it’s important to remember you can make this business work even if your spouse doesn’t support you. There are plenty of other ways to get the support you need. Your upline, sideline, and communities like our Business Stampers Coaching Group.
Yes, it’s easier when you have a supportive spouse… but it’s NOT impossible when you don’t!