Apparently You Didn’t Know as a friend "congratulations on the new business venture!" is not enough. You show support of the business by doing the following:
1. Paying for a business or service being sold NOT asking for a free sample
2. Sending a paying customer their way
I’m mindful about this more than ever after I had a conversation with a girlfriend about the lack of support she been feeling from friends and family with getting her business off the ground. In my case I had already referred some people her way and I would be willing to share her services here on the blog but she’s not quite ready for that big of a debut. When she is ready though I’m willing.