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Are you working together?

Savvy entrepreneurs know that there is help available to them … if they look for it … and if they are receptive to it.

An interesting article by Allison Fass in the New York Times commented on business  alliances. “In this day and age, where competition is so great, companies can’t isolate themselves. They’re going to have to reach for ‘out-of-the-box’ opportunities.”

Business is becoming more difficult, and competition is getting so intense that entrepreneurs are beginning to talk to each other more freely, more openly and without a hidden agenda. Businesses are realizing that going it alone may not be the answer.

Then, in another edition of the  Times, I spotted this quote, “To cope with this often dreaded aspect of work, more independent consultants of all types are banding together, forming working alliances on projects and sharing tips about new work.”

There it was again – “banding together and sharing.” Smart people are beginning to talk to other smart people.

There are plenty of fun, eager, and interested people who share your same concerns, challenges and anxieties. Go find them and talk to them. Meet with them. Brainstorm with them. And if you are fortunate, you will find one  or two with which to form an alliance.

There is a good chance that you are making life harder than it has to be. This week, get out of your box and into the game. Contact an enthusiastic entrepreneur in your home-town and invite them for a cup of coffee. Be open. Be willing to share information. Be a leader and look for a working alliance.

Mike Marchev is a non-linear thinker who makes his living shooting from the  hip. Wanna know more?  Send me an email … mike@mikemarchev.com

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