Research carried out by the Alliance and Leicester has found that around 38 percent of small business organisations are run by the owner with the support of their partner.
Partners can be found in a variety of roles around the business, especially administration and operations. This enables them to have an overall understanding of the business whilst being fully supportive of their managing partner. The Alliance and Leicester research also revealed that around 35 percent of couples share the decisions on finance in the business.
An Alliance and Leicester spokesman felt that this approach to business showed how committed both partners were to making their organisation successful. He felt that this approach enabled them to share some of the stresses, making them easier to deal with, and also the highs, bringing a sense of achievement for both of them.