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With a joint venture, you only pay for results. So, giving a percentage of your profits away has got to be better than flushing money down drain… because that’s what happens when you spend $300 on an ad that doesn’t generate responses.
Mistaken Belief #4: That Joint Ventures Are Complicated
Of course there are complicated joint ventures, but there are so many simple and short-term joint ventures that a beginner can start with.
It only starts getting complicated when you’re looking at joint ventures like one between Merrill Lynch and HSBC a few years ago. The two banks combined logos and actually had a service called Merrill Lynch HSBC, which had a building on Regents Street in London. That might have been profitable for Merrill Lynch and HSBC, but you don’t have to do that if you don’t have tools or resources.
Any small business owner can do joint ventures that are a lot simpler. For example, you could host a seminar with your partner and both promote it to your client lists. You’ll both walk away with more clients and huge profits.
Mistaken Belief #5: That Joint Ventures Require A Lot Of Time And Effort.
Of course time and effort go into preparation. However, joint venture marketing is one of very few strategies that don’t take much effort or time to implement.
If you’re joint venturing with people that are in your network or people that can be introduced to you by someone in your network, then relationship-building process is shortened. This is because you and your joint venture partner already know, like and trust each other, or you have a mutual friend that introduced you to each other. For this reason, it can take as little as thirty days to execute your first joint venture.
On other hand, if you’re approaching a joint venture partner that is a cold contact, time you’re looking at is relationship-building time. If you have great networking skills then you should be on your way in a few weeks or a few short months. It simply boils down to evaluating each other’s character and business.
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