My best buddy Jack and I started a company together after every one of us came back from the military.
Jack and I were both stationed in the same site.
The two of us became friends absolutely quickly and appreciated a lot of the same activities, however both of us prefer to go fishing. I purchased a boat the last year I spent in the Army and Jack and I spent a lot of time on the water. Both of us talked about owning a company of our own. I had a ton of cash saved up from our time in the Army. I had not spent much cash at all. I told Jack that I would be willing to put up some cash so every one of us could start an Heating and A/C repair business. Heating and Refrigeration were our main tasks in the military and it made sense to start a career in this area. Jack was hesitant at first. She didn’t know if she wanted to repair heating and air conditioners for the rest of her life. I told the girl to take her time although I went ahead with our decision to start the business. Jack joined me about a month later. The many of us were hugely successful while in the first couple of years. When Jack wanted to take the company to a commercial level, I disagreed with the decision. The many of us argued for weeks and finally Jack decided to leave the company to start her own dealer. I was seriously sad to see Jack leave, however it was clear that the many of us were not going to agree on the direction of the business. The two of us parted ways and I never saw the girl again.