How can small and big business work together to build strong communities and profits? Small businesses form a vital part of the American economy and market. In December 2015, businesses with under 50 employees created 93,000 jobs in the US, making them an important source of post-recession job growth.
That’s not to say it’s an easy job being a small-scale entrepreneur – Bloomberg found that a staggering 80 percent of people who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce is hoping to defy that trend by partnering with the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) of Louisiana.
When two companies collaborate with their mutual interests in mind, great things can happen. Supply chain partnerships are the focus of our latest infographic, where we examine a few case studies that a win-win collaboration between two companies has yielded to a high, beneficial impact.
Start-ups and fledgling small businesses are facing a cash crisis in capital raising efforts. According to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters, last year saw a 10 per cent decrease in dollar commitments by VC firms, while the total number of deals dropped by 13 per cent.
Big data is often overlooked when it comes to finding business partners and forging business relationships. Here’s how it works.
Building a successful partnership takes a combination of hard work, collaboration and perseverance, so it’s important to have the right company by your side when undertaking a joint project.
The power of a perfect partnership can transform companies, disrupt industries and reinvigorate brands. These five case studies of true business collaboration success demonstrate the importance of strategic partnerships, and the widespread benefits they could bring.
View the infographic to see how alliances have recently been a benefit to both prominent industrial leaders such as Nissan and Apple, as well as emerging niche companies with an intent on expansion.
The old adage of maintaining strong and effective B2B partnerships goes back to maintaining any positive, healthy relationship – communication is key.
True collaboration happens when external business partners begin taking the time to actively listen to and learn from each other, instead of simply dictating terms.
Entering into a joint venture is a smart way to grow your company’s influence, diversify its products and reach new markets. But without a structured plan, starting your joint venture could be quite difficult and your joint venture aspirations could fall flat. Here’s how to identify the best partner for your business, create clear goals and stay on track with ongoing communication.
Strategic partnerships are critical for businesses that want to compete on a global scale. But many enterprises lack the appropriate strategy, structure or resources to create and maintain a productive business partnership. So where does it all go wrong, and what can your organization do to ensure a successful alliance?
Our most recent infographic shares common mistakes businesses make when forming a business partnership and tips that your company can use to aid in a successful alliance.
What industry insights and added business value could you discover by listening and collaborating with your import partners?
The recent lowering of trade barriers between the US and a host of other countries is set to simplify cross-border business relationships and streamline the flow of goods and materials. This trend will continue with the recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), while the strong dollar presents an opportunity for importers to lower supply costs and boost the value of customer offerings.