The process of joint ventures and collaboration spurs such energy and excitement. To know you can bring two or more businesses together that complement each other, then end up with an even greater product or service, and that the ideas of how this can occur are only limited by your imagination - is wondrous!
The concept of creating a sustainable venture between two or more businesses is an ever increasing way of doing business. The ultimate win-win concept, of which we could add another win, because ultimately the client/customer is the winner of the collaboration.
An amazing way to use creativity, collaboration and to start joint ventures is to look within your own professional organization. Bring a group of your peers together and use the assets of the group to further each persons cause or start a totally new product or service.
I am currently in a Mastermind group that allows us to use many of the same joint venture tactics. We have come together to share, support, give and receive information, talent, time and opinion in a non-competitive environment. It has been an extremely remarkable experience.
My personal experience with a joint venture and collaboration through the Mastermind group has allowed me to bring together the needed skills and talents for an ebook that I am currently selling on my site. I used the amazing talents of a local designer at http://whiplashdesign.com for the book cover and yet another talented and creative individual Paul Hanson for layout design and text edit. And let us not forget the entire group for reading and editing, opinions and suggestions and continued encouragement that brought the whole process together for a successful completion. In other words, it took the whole village and I am so grateful.
The Mastermind group has been such a valuable asset, in fact I would have to say priceless. Not only in the "joint venture" area, but in the bond that has been built between our group. So I would have to include Masterminds as another outlet or support mechanism for collaboration and joint ventures.
There are many ways to collaborate. To start, have an idea in mind then consider what strengths you can bring to such a venture as well as what support you could use from another person(s) or business(es) and take it from there. Your results will be surprising as well as rewarding.