32 minutes | Nov 4, 2019

Friends first, business partners second: Yvonne Lyngaas Zeman & Anna Nguyen, Monarch & Company

Can best buddies also be effective business partners? In the case of Monarch & Company - a creative merchandising agency based in Chicago and Denver - Founder and CEO Yvonne Lyngaas Zeman and her business partner, best friend, and COO Anna Nguyen have made it work. In today’s episode we talk about the realities of working with your best friend, the trials that come along with negotiating equity, a partnership agreement, and leading a company where half of your team works on the other side of the country.

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