Strategic alliances can increase market share, reduce competition, improve expertise, and open the door to new funding opportunities – but not all strategic alliances are created equal. The truth is that sometimes a strategic alliance can cause more harm than good if the partner company has different goals, gets more than it gives, or otherwise fails to live up to its side of the deal.
Before you set up a strategic alliance, ask yourself these questions first: Continue reading →
Channels of distribution are some of the most important parts of your business. If you have positive momentum in distribution, your product/service is constantly in demand and you are making money. If you cannot get distribution, finding customers is difficult and costly and your business is overwhelming.
Some business alliances just don’t work for one reason for another. Some problems can be avoided by handling the first stages of your alliance with transparency, understanding and respect, which builds trust.