Reasons to #Collaborate: Top 10 Pain in the Business Butt You Are Not

Speaking about collaborating, this article is a collaboration between one of my Canadian joint venture partners, Monique MacKinnon, and myself, Patricia Weber.

Are you a solopreneur or small business owner who is frustrated about being able to increase revenues in this dour economy? Maybe it’s about time you give collaborating with others a serious look. It’s not just for the online elite or celebrities! We were inspired by the article, 50 Benefits Of Joint Venture Marketing.

Note: This originally posted November 18 2011. It was after a huge response to How to nullify these 5 joint venture nuisances: Are these gremlins biting you in the butt? 


Reasons to #Collaborate: Top 10 Pain in the Business Butt You Are Not
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4 Ways to Revitalize Your LinkedIn Connections to Grow Your Influence

LinkedIn profileIt’s amazing when someone joins LinkedIn and starts connecting. People can easily find others who might be in their local community, or share a common interest. Then it’s an easy enough and comfortable action to invite someone to connect to your network.

Yet I am quite surprised with some people who extend their hand when they are not quite ready.

Maybe they are new to networking let alone LinkedIn. Since LinkedIn has the reputation of being a most professional business online networking website, you would think people would from the get go act, well, professional.

It’s not always my experience.

If you are on LinkedIn and wonder why you aren’t attracting who you want to in your Connections or prospects or collaborators, consider how you can revitalize your presence there.[Continue Reading…]

The secret to fast sustainable profit

Many of us are online because we what to create a business income from our gifts and talents. Others of us are here to have fun connecting with family and friends. Still others want to broaden their social circle, learn, express themselves, shop and more.

But even if you are not online for business and you want to learn how to move your business to the next level, my online collaboration partner of 3 years, Monique MacKinnon, is passionate about sharing what she knows about doing just that- getting faster to sustainable profit.[Continue Reading…]

Collaboration Emotional Rapport: how do you know to go further?


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My complete list of what I want in a collaboration partner is two pages but length is not as important as the specificity.

Get it out of your head! Otherwise those attractive ideas, to bring you just the right partner, just float up and away.

I did, and that somehow makes it more real. No; if you read the leading post to this, How To Find Your Best-Fit Joint Venture Partner With Less Time And Energy, I did not write down my ideal mate list many years ago. But I was crystal clear and highly motivated to find my man. Today we are doing more, being more and wanting more.

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How To Find Your Best-Fit Joint Venture Partner With Less Time And Energy

the law of attraction

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Is it possible to find a joint venture partner with no investment in time and energy? No. Is it possible to find someone to collaborate with in a business venture that benefits both, even all parties, with less time and energy than you might have imagined? Absolutely! There are opportunities both within your present sphere of contacts and everywhere you network, to attract the partners who you want.

Just as in the Law of Attraction (LOA) that you might be familiar with, there is a process to bring these right joint venture opportunities to you and all in the course of your normal, daily conversations. It starts with getting clear on what you want. Then you need to be willing to relentlessly focus on this and enter into conversations with the same clarity and focus to keep this positive energy with you around the people who you meet. Here’s an excerpt from the eBook, How To Find Your Best-Fit Joint Venture Partner With Less Time And Energy:[Continue Reading…]

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