Saturday, 16 August 2014

Cooperate for Success

Most of the readers of this blog are small businesses or entrepreneurs.

However there is another class of businesses that I have been working with recently - cooperatives.  Often regarded as 'odd' sand 'non-mainstream', they do remind us that cooperation and collaboration are often useful approaches to business development, and can allow us to share expensive resources with our collaborators.

So, whilst not expecting you to change the structure of your business, I do urge you to think about how you might work more closely with peers ... and simply those with a shared interest, mission or customer base.  You might be able to gain some of the advantages of being a larger business whilst you grow to that size yourself.

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