We are privileged to partner with Barclays Bank Business Club to provide mentoring and coaching services to their members. How timely that it came in our month of Profitable Partnerships.
As a Founder walking with others is not an option if you desire MEGA success. Walking with the “right” others can catapult you into your dreams and desires faster and more comfortably.
A partner is someone or an institution that shares your values and complements your mission. Partnerships are very much like marriages where one articulates what they are looking for to support their success and aligns with another who has complementing qualities.
As an organization that seeks to provide access to capital to its community, we partner with financial institutions that are able to complete that piece of the puzzle on our behalf and we are able to provide capacity building for their communities and thus profitable partnerships are formed.
To be a profitable partner, you need to articulate your vision, values and mission so that you can find people and institutions that complement yours. Manage your expectations by expressing what you want and ask questions instead of making assumptions. Consistent communication is critical for the success of any partnership.
Willingness to adapt and adjust as the two partners get to know each other and experience working together is also crucial. Both parties should be willing to make it work for the partnership to work. No part should bully another because of resources or size as each party is important in the success of the entire partnership and delivery of services.
Perfect partners do not exist, perfect conditions exist for a limited time in which partnerships express themselves best. — Wayne Rooney