Start-up founder? Looking to quit your job and boot-strap the next big thing? Get friendly with your landlord.

It’s an often overlooked thing, but when you know you can talk to your landlord and get an extension on paying your rent, it takes on of the biggest stresses away.

There will be times in your business when you will be broke. Not broke in the its-the-15th-waiting-for-the-end-month-salary-broke, but broke in a manner you can’t believe. Broke and owing everybody money. Waiting for that payment to come through, while your invoices go missing at your client’s accounts department. At that point, it will be great to have a landlord that give you a little bit of respite.

So, go on, give your landlord a kiss today.