Business Collaboration

You’ve heard it before: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” It’s an adage as old as the hills, a simple statement that sums up how important the right connections can be.
As business people we are all working to increase our share of the market. But, having the best products at the best prices may not be enough. To build a successful business you have to build relationships – relationships with your peers and colleagues, with your customers and clients, with your suppliers and distributors, with your employees and co-workers, with your support services, with your board of directors, and even with your competitors.
Before you take on a prospective business partner at any level — as a contractor, vendor, or full-on partner — ask these seven questions:
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