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doing business with friends? 

47%
167 deviants said problematic (why?)
28%
99 deviants said never do that!
26%
93 deviants said best way to go! (why?)

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Akemi14 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Actually it's not good if your friend brings on a friend that doesn't get along with your group of friends.

But yes, when money is involved, you have to be careful because there's a thin line between being fair/friendly and taking advantage of you.
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eiddesign Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
will allways be a problem when it comes to money.
but its a nice way to be helpfull while getting better at whatever you do.
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009   General Artist
i've done biz with friends, no prob. it's actually good because you'r building on an existing base.
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zed29 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
problematic...when it comes to pay
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j-m-s Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Never!
If you want to keep your friends as friends avoid doing business with them.
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JaxeNL Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Sometimes too many people think they are real friends with me, A few weeks back I did an album design for "friends" and soon they have their release party, but some days back he said to me that I maybe wont get in for free, because their guest performances also get in for free, and they are more important.

But without me they wouldnt even had their album done, i worked so long on the album, and then they started bitching.. but Now i get the album and I get in for free! But they know that I won't do it for cheap next time.
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anthony-g Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009   Digital Artist
friends try to take advantage of your skills while being oblivious to the fact that you deserve a reasonable compensation.
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Wescoast Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Depends on the situation but, generally avoid business with friends. If you're working together, a new level of diplomacy has to be exerted if one is not holding their own. If they're coming to you to design stuff, they might expect a discount. It can work sometimes ... sometimes.
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shtrumf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Mixing financial interest and frienship didn't work in the past. It kinda brings out the worst in people...
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experimettle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Working for friends for small favors is alright, but working with them.... yeah don't do it.
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