Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Partnerships


Lately I have been getting a lot of requests about partnering from other VAs and Transcription companies. These are some of the questions I would think to ask:

1. Why does the VA/Transcription Company want to partner with me?
2. What are the benefits for me and my company if I go into partnership with them?
3. Does the VA or Transcription Company have current and past clients?
4. Is the VA or Transcription Company working to full capacity or not?
5. How long have they been in business, what are their business ethics and values?
6. Is the company earning a profit? (If I am interested then I will want to look at your companies books to see your financial situation.)

Ask for company information re website, Facebook, Twitter, Linked in details etc. Check the company out, ask for a list of their current clients, speak to the client’s, and get a feel of the company. If the company has nothing to hide they will let you have access as they know partnering with you is very important and could be a benefit to them, you need to know about the company and its details. To partner with another company it has to be mutual beneficial for both companies. Partnering with another person or company is not easy; make sure that both companies are adequately covered with contracts and agreements. Know what each companies is doing at all times, have close communication. Partnerships are not easy, everyone needs to be on the same page with goals, missions and values and if this starts out shaking then it might not work. Both companies need to have full confidence in each other, there has to be trust and mutual respect. Make sure there are written procedures for you both to work from.
And lastly, make sure that a partnership is what you want and not just what the other company wants.





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