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Career & Business Relationship Tips & Advice

February tends to be the month when relationships are the big focus, especially romantic relationships. However, what about the other relationships we have with friends, family, colleagues or even business partners?

Here’s a list of some of our favorite and popular career and business relationship tips and advice.

The Tribe: Community Relationships

Finding a tribe to work with is hard especially if you consider yourself shy or introverted. This podcast episode On Finding Your Tribe covers why finding your tribe (including professional associations) is important. It also provides tips for finding and making the most your tribe and how to handle some of the challenges some of us face with finding tribes.

We’ve learned that a tribe can be a mastermind, accountability partner or whichever name you call it. And collaborating with a group of individuals that can help you reach your goals faster than if you were to do it by yourself is a great strategy. Equally important to finding a tribe is knowing what you want from this one. So it’s best to have a plan for working with your tribe.

Friends & Family Business Relationship

So you’ve decided to start a business and you are are doing it with a friend or two or maybe you’re partnering with a family member. Going into business should be done with care, especially if you are doing it with friends or family. Here are the suggested do’s and don’ts – 5 Things To Consider When Working with Friends and Family. Complete with an infographic.

black women as friends in the office

Love & Business Relationship

How do go about “Making Worthwhile Connection in Love & Business”? In this podcast episode Paul C. Brunson shares common mistakes that people make when looking for love;  how to build you social capital and most importantly pruning your network.

If you are considering going into business with your significant other, there’s plenty of opinion on whether to do it or not.  Our contributor shares her experience with going into business with a significant other and offers tips on some things to consider to start a great foundation for a business relationship which includes an exit strategy.

Your Turn

What have been some of the best or worst advice you’ve received when it came to your relationships whether that is working with friends, family, colleagues, your tribe or a business partner?


Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is Founder & host of Carry On Friends one of the first podcasts dedicated to the Caribbean American Experience. She is leading the way for Caribbean Podcast as the founder of Breadfruit Media, the first Caribbean podcast production company; and founder of the Caribbean Podcast Directory a place to discover podcasts by people of Caribbean Heritage.