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11 tips on why you should find others to collaborate with


If you want to find shortcuts that really works in your business, then collaborations are probably the first thing you should get interested in.



Here are 11 quick reasons why you should now contact companies that complement yours today:


1. You can offer your customers a greater range of product /services. It also allows you to spend less time on developing these complementary products in house.

2. You automatically get more sales when you merge with other companies and that means less overhead costs and less hassle.

3. Your marketing and sales budget will be greater if you share the investment with your partners.

4. You can suddenly offer existing customers additional purchases and increase your revenue. And the same goes for your partner and his/her clients.

5. Your company gains knowledge from the partner company when working under the same flag.

6. You can compete better by selling to a larger audience. You will also receive a greater number of customers to sell to.

7. Your company and your partner company will help each other to spread good rumors about each other's businesses.

8. You can expand faster.

9. You will be able to solve customer problems easier and faster with a wider range of skills closer to hand. You will also learn new ways to improve customer service from your partner.

10. You have a greater number of strategic minded people around you. It will result in new ideas that create business faster than ever before.

11. It's a good way to test your cooperation skills before you may decide to merge your companies properly to become even stronger.





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Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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