Hey ladies, this is my first post and it's a little dramatic but I honestly don't know Who else to talk to you about This stuff!
I have a friend right now whose working with my start up and she came in to help really with everything organization wise. I’m doing the fundraising, I developed the product (hemp fiber period pads), and I am setting up the structure. This is my fourth start up. I have one business I’m selling right now and I’ve had pretty bad experiences with cofounders. Nothing bad as in bad blood or a failed relationships (they are still my besties I started the other three with) but I basically feel like when the going gets tough I’m the only one who sticks around and I’m usually the only one who makes all the money and executes strategy and has that endurance to stick out start up life. Her husband basically doesn’t want her to work for the company anymore because she doesn’t have 50%. She has not put in any money but she’s put in daily time since November and she feels like an executive assistant that I definitely would want to have around long-term because she’s extremely smart and organized and she’s also a scientist and my company is needing FDA support! She’s also entrepreneurial and that’s so hard to find someone who works and responds as well as she does in my 10 years of start up life experience. I’m giving her stock options for the amount of time worked but for some reason that’s just not good enough for her husband. She loves working for the company and doesn’t expect to be cofounder and actually feel like it’s a lot of pressure for her. She’s being swayed by her husband and now I feel like I can’t have her on if he’s already going to be a problem this early. She said she would chose me over her husband and sadly I think it’s true. We are best friends since childhood and family. Her husband has been burned very badly in business and even though I have never done that to anyone and I’ve never had that experience he is extremely un trusting. If you have any advice at all it would be so helpful!
The picture is my mood this morning lol