Working with Your Spouse

Someone recently asked me what the next episode of Paint ED was going to be about. I told them, “Working With Your Spouse.” Their response? “Sounds miserable.” To be sure, some people would rather go back to middle school or try to explain The Matrix series to someone who’s never seen the movies. But many businesses work with family, or are considering working with family, or are considering NOT working with family any longer. Family can certainly help accelerate business if everything’s working right, but the key is to keep things working right. Meet two husband-wife teams that seem to be making it work: Christian and Angelina Militello of Militello Painting and Powerwashing in Philly, and Ryan and Danie Turry of Headwaters Painting in Minneapolis. We talk about roles, boundaries, expectation, reality, and—yes—handling disagreements!