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Posts in Partnerships
Great Teams Make the Most of Individual Talent

A few weeks ago I attended Black Tech Week in Miami, FL. The information I received from a few of the panelists and side conversations from some of the industry's influencers, was stimulating to say the least. Technology is forever changing. As an entrepreneur, it's important to remember that implementing technology in our business as much as possible will help with growth and automation.

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Build Your Professional Support Team

I attended the Walker's Legacy Award Brunch hosted by Walker's Legacy a few weeks ago in New Orleans during the Essence Festival. Small Biz Lady, Melinda Emerson, was one of the panelists. She reminded entrepreneurs of the importance of building a strong team. She spoke of the importance of having a trusted attorney and a good accountant. Her book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, speaks of this in more detail. The book provides good preparation for entrepreneurs. It was refreshing to hear her say that out loud and not just read it on paper. I thought like that from the beginning of my journey as an entrepreneur. Yes, I secretly patted myself on the back saying "Good job, Jamara". More importantly, I felt what she said was something very important and entrepreneurs should really take it serious. Ensuring that you have a team of individuals who specialize in areas you don't be an email and or phone call away is necessary as an entrepreneur. You may be the Chief Everything Officer, but knowing when to transfer and entrust tasks to another person shows leadership.

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Share The Pie And Create Mutually Beneficial Relationships

If you haven't yet already done so, face the fact that as an entrepreneur you can not succeed alone. Forming great professional relationships and collaborating with others makes getting to where you want to go less stressful. Fewer mistakes will be made and you may reach your goal much sooner than expected. When two entities form a mutually beneficial relationships the intent is for both to profit in some way. If the relationship is successful you maintain repeated business and secure future earnings. This way all parties involve come out as winners and you're not scrambling for clients. In the world of business, no one wants to give more than they have to, but every one wants to gain as much as they can.

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