Collaborations and partnerships are a great way to move your business forward.
I’ve been to several events recently where the emphasis was on collaboration and sharing resources to achieve greater results, but I have been to others where the focus was on business development, or marketing, or international trade and in each case there’s a partnership element to success.
I have been helping a client make space to grow their business. They are so busy with the day to day firefighting that they don’t have the time (or the energy, or the resources) to look at the things that will help them advance.
One way to look at this is to review the organisation structure – even if it is just you – through an organisation chart.
Put names in all the boxes and then underneath each make a note of where you are today:
How much time are you spending on this area?
Is this your core skill?
Can you delegate it?
Can you outsource it?
Can you automate it?
Now answer the same questions again – this time as if you were looking at the business as if 3 years have passed.
That’s given you the starting point, and your destination. Now all you need are the steps to get there.