David Koch talks about leveraging strategic partnerships as a startup at our recent Data Day event
The platform launched in March after having attracted 250 signups in its pre-launch period. In the months since, Collabosaurus has reached 1100 active users. The majority of users are fashion accessory and food brands, though a number of beauty brands, design agencies, accounting firms, and tech businesses are also on the platform.
The secret to strategic partnerships is simple – however I would say that 80% of startups I talk to have the wrong mindset when it comes to setting up a relationship and that is why most of them are failures. Here are 5 reasons those strategic partnerships of yours, are not strategic partnerships.
In the last two weeks, we have looked at the preparation that needs to go into a strategic partnership and the steps you need to take for a successful meeting with a potential partner. This week we look at a critical step in forming a strategic partnership – Forming an Official Agreement.
Last week in Part One – The Approach, we looked at identifying a potential strategic partner and executing a successful meeting with them. Today we are going to be looking at how we go from that initial meeting, to constructing a professional proposal, that outline everything discussed at the meeting and insure’s that both parties […]
Before I started shoestring.com.au and the hardcopy magazine that preceded it, I attended my first Young Entrepreneurs Unconvention. At that stage, I didn’t know about the “startup scene” in the way that I know it today, I had no connections and NO idea who I was going to even interview for the bloody magazine.
As we know one of the easiest ways to grow your business when you are starting up lean, is by forming strategic partnerships with other businesses and organisations of all different shapes and sizes. Being MASSIVE users of this approach ourselves, we have decided that we will be sending a new weekly email, completely dedicated to listing these opportunities and leads, making it easier for YOU to pick up the phone and talk to people and get that growth happening.
Australian startup Bills to Pay have just launched their new TV show across community television stations in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Founder and CEO Kris Bodin hosts the show which sees himself and a panel of financial experts go into people’s homes and help them with their finances.
One of the things that a lot of startups ask me about is how we were able to build our readership so fast in the first few months. I love it when they ask this, because it allows me to talk to them about strategic partnerships with other businesses and how you can use them to build an engaged audience for FREE!