On my recommendation, my husband hired an old friend of mine to design his website last year. She behaved quite unprofessionally, and I haven't talked to her since both because of that and because of physical distance (we'd had only sporadic contact since university). But I'd like to at least get in touch with her for the holidays, because I do miss her. Should I break the ice? If so, how? [more inside]
At a picnic with some friends, I gave everyone ten-ish minute massages (I am a massage therapist). It was a spontaneous gesture and I really enjoyed doing it. As I was leaving, a friend slipped an envelope in my bag. When I got home and opened it, there was a card with money inside, thanking me for their "first session". I feel like this turned a spontaneous act of goodwill and friendship into a business transaction. I'm hurt, saddened, and a little offended. I didn't want money or ask for it, and I don't think that I said or did anything implying otherwise. Now I feel like I'm not their friend, I'm hired help. How do I address this?
What should a new freelancer do with a "client" that they don't really want to work with, without putting their best friend in an awkward situation? [more inside]
What would you do if your landlord was also your friend and client, and had violated all three relationships, all at one time? [more inside]
How to stop bullying in a friend/business relationship? [more inside]
Turning a close friendship into a business partnership: is it doomed? Are there success stories out there? What can I do to ensure this works? [more inside]
Problem with a friend whom I also have a business relationship with. [oo my first more inside] [more inside]