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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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:iconteakster:
Teakster Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
It really boils down what you intend to do with them.

Either working for them or with them.

These two small things have a HUGE impact!!!
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Zerj19 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
I think it is a good way to begin since friends tend to be more trustfull when begining a business as long as the two parts know when to separate business and personal relationship.. I'm starting a little graphic design7fashion business with some friends and every technical thing is watched by some acounting and lawyer friends.. so as long as we don't get money crazy , we think is off to a good star and a nice oportunity to grow and eventually move on into different things...
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russoturisto Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
depends on friends
better dont do it
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archanN Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
depends on how you want to pursue it. if partners, i would not recommend, as being creative we love our spaces. with friends, doing business project wise, independently is the best way. this way you enjoy and maintain freedom and space.
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mindstateproductions Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
always a risk in friendship when it comes to ANYTHING involving money or promises.. so.. i tend not to do business with friends unless its their family.. or if i barely know them..

i dont mind dedicating pieces to them though as long as i get to include them in my portfolio! :D
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kevotu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
:no: It just seems as if so very much could fall apart from the risk of getting friends or even family involved, it really depends on the nature of whoever you're wanting to work with. A lot of the time these people get a hidden agenda in the works but I'm honestly not speaking from experience and just heeding the words of others :P
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Calliope00 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
it depends from the friend! a good suggestion is always to talk things through, and with a friend is easier than with a person you don't know well. i'm in business with a friend with which i collaborate sometimes to make websites and i'm happy with it, it's a trust based relation so things work great. to be clear about the money part it's always good =)
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SuperlineG Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
For me is depend on what kind of friend your are with ..be sure is a trustworthy guy ,if not she/he maybe get all the fame and cash and you do all the work for nothing .
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beaucoupzero Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah
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supertav08 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
mmm don't know but in freelances ALL friends loves your work that's for shure, but some of them think that they can get it for free!!! ... or almost free. (friends or family jobs) aren't good money-making bussines.
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