An Unlikely Business Partner

Building a business with your spouse might be the best move you will make in 2021

My wife is a great accountant with 30 years of experience in multiple industries. Over the years I watched her frustration rise as she worked for various companies and accounting firms. One day out of sheer frustration, I told her to quit her job.

I was making $200K per year at Amazon, so I figured we didn’t need the money. I was more interested in my wife figuring out what she wanted to do, and being fulfilled in those pursuits.

Shortly after she quit her job, we had the crazy idea to build a cloud accounting firm. Originally, the plan was for her to oversee the daily operations and pretty much run the business. My initial tasks was to help out with the technology and infrastructure, as time permitted.

Research and Development

Eventually, the research and development phase was complete. However, the technology was far from where it needed to be. I quickly realized that trying to build a business and working a full time development job, is almost impossible. Yes, I could have slammed together some garbage code and called it a day, but Amazon taught me better.

Unlocking the Golden Handcuffs

This is where I will be vocally self-critical and admit that I did not have much faith in the potential success of the business. We knew there was a viable market, but we also knew there was immense competition. Although I really had no Plan B, and an OK amount of money in the bank, I decided to make the plunge. I left my high paying, yet boring job at Amazon.

It was actually quite a relief. From that point on, I was full-time on this new business venture. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the best part was having my wife as a business partner.

Establishing a Hierarchy

Reaping the Rewards

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

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Ex Amazon Engineer and Founder of @AdonousTech. A technology company focused on #VoiceFirst #Serverless and #Cloud applications for small businesses