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Could You Work With Your Mom?

Your Two Cents: Could You Work With Your Mom?

With Mother's Day just around the corner, it got me thinking about how many businesses are run by mother-daughter teams. It makes sense in that developing similar interests as your mom isn't unusual — like Bella and her affinity for all things beauty — but building a business with your mom would create a very unique dynamic when you go to work each day. There are all types of successful mother-daughter businesses out there — online jewelry stores, law firms, bakers, restaurateurs, clothing boutiques, and the list goes on! Could you make it work with your mom as your business partner?


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fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
No simply because my mom and I are two different people to even come to a business venture where we could agree (to disagree) most of the time. If that wasn't the case, we would NEVER get anything done.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I would love to spend more time with my mom in any capacity (we live 15 hours apart). Plus, my mom tends to have really great ideas that I would never have thought of and she's really great at getting things done without going completely crazy, so it'd be great to have that help.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that my mom is fantastic and has a lot to offer, but there is NO WAY that she and i would be able to work together and be successful. we have completely different interestes so we wouldn't find a business that would cross both of our paths, and well...we get along well for a couple days- but the week mark is the limit, and working with someone is more long term than that.
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
I think I could for some things, but then it might be hard if we disagreed a lot because we are both pretty assertive headstrong people.
Missy-Prissy Missy-Prissy 9 years
HA HA ! NO!!
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Noooooooooo. I'd much rather find myself in a Wal-Mart parking lot, doing a keg stand while getting a colonoscopy, and simultaneously being forced to listen to The Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas album! ;)
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
I'm with mini_pixie and Linny, I moved out 10 years ago and my Mom has been one of my Best Friends since. That being said, I don't think I could work with her. My Mom and I are too alike, and I drive myself nuts half the time and know being around someone so like me would make me crazy. I did work for my Dad for 8 years though, I was his Administrative Assistant. I left the job after I had my Son, and even though I don't miss the work, I totally miss working with my Dad! We were a great team. He was a fantastic boss, and even though I have always been a Daddy's Girl, working with me made me truly appreciate and respect him for how hard he works to provide for the family.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
We would argue over EVERYTHING and it would be horrid. Never.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Yes! My mom is a badass and a great person to work with/for! Everyone loves her. Would I go back to being a teenie bopper living under her roof tho? Hell no! That woman doesnt let you go anywhere! :D
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I agree with mini_pixie, mmm no.
killertomato killertomato 9 years
Good lord no. My mother and father ran a business together for 35 years, and it was always, always with the yelling. So. Much. Yelling.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
It would only work if she had a quite hands-off approach!
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
ITA, shopaholic hunny! lol... we'd end up arguing over something instead of getting the job done!
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
I love my mother with all my heart and soul, and she is an amazing businesswoman but I don't think that we could cooperate to run a successful business together. We'd have too many arguments about which way to take the company. But I wish I could, because I love my mother so much :)
jesser80 jesser80 9 years
I could ... and I do! My mom and her brother own the construction company that my grandfather started and I work there. My mom is not my boss, but we do work together on projects fairly frequently and we see each other just about every day. It has good and bad points, but for us, the good far and away outweighs the bad!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I have already worked with my mom and it was great! She was my manager as it was and gave me a little more flack then most but she and I were a great team and I wish I could do it again :)
linb linb 9 years
I have worked with my mom, and I loved it. My mom is awesome. If she would ever start the business that she wants to start, I would gladly quit my job to work for her.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
My mom is awesome. I lived with her in college and while looking for a job and she enjoyed "working" as my assistant. She still tries to help me out a lot in that way. I think we could work together if it was an agreement of equals. I don't think either of us would be happy working for the other one, but working together would be pretty cool.
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
Hellz no!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I do work with my mom, but not for her. we are in the same office.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
If I owned my own business and my mom worked for me part time I could handle that. I don't think I could handle working FOR my mom though. She is a control freak!
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Work with my mother? Shes been in town for almost 3 weeks and by day 3 I already wanted her packing to go back to her place. NO.
LuxuryAddict LuxuryAddict 9 years
I think I could definitely work with my mom. ]Her and I get along quite well.
alliep627 alliep627 9 years
22 years and still going strong! That's how long i have worked with my mom. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Just like any great relationship whether it's a marriage or friends we've had our good days and really bad days but all in all we work together well and have done a LOT of good for our company. And now that she's in her mid 60s I know it's not going to last forever and that makes me sad. Now I can't imagine doing this without her. She's my best friend but we know when we need distance from each other too. She's the best listener ever. And boy oh boy can she get on my nerves sometimes. Now ask me if I could ever work with my daughter. HA! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
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