Hello Business Hub & Startups

03 Nov 2020

Partnering for success

The right business partnerships can drive serious value. Whether that’s introducing your company to new audiences, helping you navigate challenging situations, or giving you insights to improve your business and maximize your impact.

Starting a new business is a big step. When you’re building a business, there are plenty of things you need to consider to facilitate your company’s growth, including researching your market; offering a high-quality product or service; developing a solid marketing strategy and, most importantly, finding the right business partners in place that will help you to deliver and build the dream.

The right business partnerships can drive serious value. Whether that’s introducing your company to new audiences, helping you navigate challenging situations, or giving you insights to improve your business and maximize your impact.


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1. Financial


As a business owner, you want to have a grasp on your numbers from day one. Otherwise, overspending, bad financial decisions and poor management can run your operation into the ground. Having strong financial support for your business will enable you to make profitable decisions for your organization and keep your finances in order.


Whether it’s a financial advisor who can help look out for the best interests of your corporate finances and ensure that the financial decisions you make are taking your business in the right direction whether that is finding the right accountant, selecting the right software or managing your supply chain. 


In addition to finding the right financial advisor or accountant, you might also want to find the right banker and lender that will help your business grow and expanding, offering the financial support from a line of credit to a loan. 


2. Legal


There are a lot of legal issues that go into starting, running and growing a business. From changes in local and corporate law (like the recent UAE law amendments) to changes in your payroll administration practices or as you expand and grow the business, managing the right terms of doing business, you need a partner that understand the employment and labour laws to ensure you’re compliant as well as help ensure that your business is compliant with any applicable local, state or federal laws that can prevent you from finding yourself in a sticky legal situation in the future.


Hello Business Hub 3. Corporate Partnerships


Part of growing your small business is finding new customers and clients. But when you’re first starting out, you might not have access to the customers you’re trying to reach. That can make it hard to scale and expand your brand.


Developing relationships with other small businesses or business owners in your space is a great way to get your name in front of potential customers that are already receptive to your business model. By partnering with an established brand, you can leverage their already-existing business relationships to build trust in your brand—and attract new customers along the way. These can also help to drive referrals. 


In addition to leveraging relationships with other businesses to increase your exposure, you can also use those partnerships to increase your revenue through affiliate or reseller programs.


4. Leadership and Peer Mentors


Working with the right mentor can be a huge value-add to your business. A mentor can deliver insights that allow you to avoid the major mistakes that can stall your growth. Likely those are the same mistakes they’ve dealt with (and, more importantly, successfully overcome) in the past. There are several accelerators and business organisations that can facilitate this. 


5. Technology


Last but never least, find the right technologies to drive and automate your business is key. In a time when digital transformation is key to thriving, finding the right technology that will help you harness the resources you need whether that is a CRM to manage your leads and connections to the accounting and operations software or the other communications technologies let alone the technology your business uses if you are a tech-startup. 


Research your partners and look for the right options to help you with your business.