joint venture marketing
You have considered the idea of forming up a joint venture. Perhaps it’s to get help with manufacturing or technology that you don’t have. Or maybe it’s to help build a business and customer network. Or perhaps it’s for the good old-fashioned reason of making great profit. However, you’re afraid to take that first step into the unknown realm of joint ventures. You’ll be glad to know there is help available to JV newcomers in the form of mentors!
What is a JV Mentor?
A JV mentor is simply a coach, an individual who has experienced all the rewards and challenges. They are wise individuals who can offer great advice from their experience. They can help you find the right JV partner and form the strategies needed to make a JV a success on the first try.
Do JV mentors and coaches cost money? Most of them do, yes. But the money invested in a good mentor to learn how to avoid costly mistakes is money well spent. Here are some ways a JV mentor can help you:
• CD & DVD Coaching – Many successful individuals who have made money through JVs have put together a training program via CD or even DVD video. Rather than work one-on-one with fewer people, their recorded training products offer advice to numerous entrepreneurs who want to improve their business through JVs. A recorded training system can offer helpful tips, great advice, and step-by-step guides to making your own successful JV.
However, be on the lookout for JV programs that are all fluff and no content. Conduct the research on your potential JV mentor first. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Make sure you are buying a product from a trustworthy and experienced individual before you plunk down hundreds of dollars for useless CDs.
• One-on-One Training – Oftentimes a successful individual who has made their mark in the joint venture world will offer their services one-on-one to help mentor newcomers. These are organized individuals who may have formed a streamlined process for making a successful JV and want to share their knowledge and wisdom.
One-on-one mentors don’t usually offer full access to individuals. To do so would be extremely expensive. Rather, you could join in with a limited size group that meets for a few hours each week online or via phone to ask questions to the mentor. These group sessions can be very helpful and cost efficient since you don’t have to pay for all the mentor’s time yourself.
• Government Assisted Mentoring – If you are an economically and social disadvantage individual who owns and controls a business, you may qualify for mentorship through the Business Development Program through the Small Business Administration. Mentors are chosen carefully to help disadvantaged business owners compete in American economy, as well as the federal government contract market. Protégés can form JVs with mentors who can help with financial or technical assistance, offer small loans, and give management advice. Check with the SBA website for more information.
Joint Ventures can be a great way to improve your business and your profits, but the unknown aspects of a JV are often difficult obstacles to overcome. Get help through a mentor if you have questions and get your JV started with confidence.
christian fea is CEO of Synertegic, Inc. A joint venture marketing firm. He exemplifies how to profit from Joint Venture relationships by creating profit centers with minimal risk and maximum profitability.
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