Starting a Business? What to Expect from Your Friends, Family & Spouse

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If you go into business for yourself, you probably know it will impact your relationships in some way, but you may not know exactly what to anticipate. Carrie breaks down what you might expect from friends, family, random people you meet at a party, and everyone in between. As a former small business owner, Carrie shares advice and lessons she learned, like how to handle friends and family who don’t “get it,” how to deal with inevitable change in some of your relationships, and why not to hire your friends. Full show notes at 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Buy Us a Coffee! 

@ThinkLocalist on Instagram  

Jessica Hinton of Empress Stationery on the Localist podcast 

Empress Stationery Mini Episode 

Church Street Coffee and Books 

Cary Norton

Stephanie Masters

David O’Gwynn on the Localist podcast 

Jimmy Truong of June Roasters on the Localist podcast 

Susan Rollwagen on Working with Family on the Localist Podcast


Mary Claire Britton of Greenhouse on the Localist podcast 


Trattoria Zaza 

Kaitlyn and Alan Slattery of Dreamers Supply on the Localist podcast

About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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