5 Benefits of Partnerships in Business
Business partnerships are an amazing opportunity that many organizations lack to capitalize on. Through business partnerships, businesses are able to broaden the horizon of their placement in a marketplace and grow as an organization. Here are 5 key benefits to having partnerships in business.
1. Increased credibility
Increased credibility is gained when a business partners with another through the psychological understanding of trust through association. When a well-known and credible business partners with another business, those familiar with one of the two businesses, are now more likely to associate both businesses with the same level of respect. Through this, customers, other businesses, organizations, and the general public will inherently view both businesses as credible and trustworthy if this was their comprehension of one of the two businesses prior to the partnership taking place. By making partnerships with a fellow credible business, an organization can work to increase its own credibility through this partnership. This provides benefits to the reputation of an organization.
2. Expanded network pool
The networking pool a business has is increased when a partnership is formed with another business. Once a partnership is had, a business is able to not only further the relationship it has with the business it is partnered with, but also with the contacts the partnered business has. This is with the comprehension of doing so with prior acknowledgment from the business one has partnered with to ensure relationships and clarity are maintained appropriately. By being able to network with other people and organizations outside of one’s current network, new opportunities are able to become available that can greatly benefit one’s business. These benefits could include improvements to one’s bottom line through meeting a new supplier that was not known prior to one’s partnership with another business. The benefits could also come into effect in other areas outside of bottom-line factors, such as an increased number of connections, and business awareness from this newly expanded networking pool.
3. Shared customers, referrals, and profits
With a business partnership, the potential for shared customers is greatly heightened, seeing that depending on the type of business partnership and association, the possibility for both organizations to provide a customer with different services is made. An example of this would be a bakery partnering with the dry cleaners next to it. Through this partnership, both businesses are able to offer their customers incentives to refer their own customers to their fellow business partner. This creates a positive referral that benefits the customer by providing them an incentive, such as a discount or special offer, and also the business partner by providing them with customers and potentially increased sales. A shared profit may also be allocated to the business partner depending on the partnership. Through sharing customers with one another, each business partner is able to grow their business, and gain the benefit of an increased customer basis while also providing their business partner with the same benefits.
4. Shared information
Information is an important factor in any business, whether it be information about business operations, industry standards, or geographical aspects. Through a partnership between two or more businesses, key information is able to be shared that can work to improve one another. While some partnerships may be of businesses in drastically different industries, through their commonalities they are able to provide helpful information that can benefit one another such as information about community involvement programs, upcoming networking events, or business tax code changes. By sharing information with one another, partnered businesses are able to improve their extent of comprehended knowledge of their given business, and the area it resides within, bettering their capabilities as an organization.
5. Future opportunity
By partnering with another business, one is not only providing the opportunities that come one’s way, but also opportunities that come to one’s business partner as well. These future opportunities can come from a variety of sources including all the previously mentioned benefits such as new networking pool connections, or profit sharing. While there is no guarantee of success for either business partner, when one’s business partner is able to capitalize on a new opportunity that was not previously capable, such as an invitation to speak on national television, the business partner has the potential to capitalize on this as well through the cooperation of both business partners to look out for one another and help one another succeed to the best of their abilities. Through a business partnership, whether it be within the same industry or differing industries, the great opportunities that are ahead can be capitalized on with both businesses whether that be in a direct or indirect method of doing so. Through the capacity of future opportunities, both organizations are able to progress and grow both individually and as a partnership, improving all parties overall.
Disclaimer: This article is made for the purpose of education. The information presented within this article is based upon the positive benefits of partnerships in business. While all the information stated is stated through Hatch Crown LLC, and Hatch Crown LLC’s believed opinions on the potential for positive returns through partnerships in business, this is not to say that there are not risks and potential negative effects that can occur through business partnerships. We at Hatch Crown, recommend that thorough research is done prior to a business partnership occurring. Additionally, we recommend that an extensive outline for a business partnership is performed, provided within legal documents, and reviewed by lawyers prior to any business partnership agreement taking place. This article is not Hatch Crown LLC or any Hatch Crown LLC associates endorsing any business partnerships of any entities. Hatch Crown LLC does not take responsibility for any business partnerships that are decided to occur before, during, or after viewing this article. Hatch Crown LLC is not responsible for any positive or negative results due to any business partnerships. Thank You.
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Author: Hatch Crown
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