Friendship 012: Friendship vs. Business: When to Separate the Two to Protect Your Project

Thursday, February 8, 2016 | by Ed Williams and Brent Lyles

1 hour and 13 minutes


We cover one of the most important, fundamental steps to protect your comic project and to present your business’ infrastructure: contracts and agreements.


Key Takeaways

  • Value your business/project/company and also the friendship enough to protect them.
  • Established good communication with others, what their roles are, and their responsibilities to the company by using agreements.
  • Use contracts – it will save you time, money, energy and most importantly it will save the relationship (friendships).
  • Learn to have integrity, transparency and humanity when running your business/company/project.
  • Do not use contracts to hold onto other’s ideas as hostage. Learn how to do more of what works without the ideas you have under a Work-For-Hire agreement. As the visionary, you need to be come up with your own ideas no matter what the agreement/contract says you have a right to use.
  • Be a machine of ideas and get into the habit of creating more of what works.
  • Remember, Google search engine is your friend. Use it. Do your research on contracts and agreements. Nobody can be a professional in everything; however, there is no excuse why you cannot try to research something to better your business and project.

Your hosts

Ed Williams

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Brent Lyles

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