Tips For Lawn Care Business Partnership Success
Have you attempted to partner with another business in the same line of work or industry? Of course there are numerous variations of what a partner is: Marriage, teammate, etc. Owning a lawn care business in any economy has its risks. This article will attempt to explain what to look for in a good business partner while owning your own company and the benefits of creating a long-lasting business relationship.
What Makes A Good Partner?
- Most people cannot trust anybody when it comes to their craft, fearing something will be taken from them. Either they have been hung out to dry or just have no faith in another companies abilities.
- Open line of communication from the very beginning of the relationship and showing continuity, will benefit all sides in the long-term.
- Having similar goals for success.
Why Would You Partner With A Company That Provides Similar Services?
Most companies are unaware of the pros and focus more on the cons. Working together on projects or just passing along another companies name is more beneficial than you would believe (some would say otherwise). When potential clients call for service or product, they usually shop around for the best price. In this case you would have another set of eyes and ears to field calls. Depending on your field, this could mean saving of fuel, hourly wages or time spent away from an already client.
If you’re passing along another companies name, benefits may look like this:
- They may pay you for your efforts of project leads.
- Financial gains greater than if not a partner.
- They may offer services or products you don’t or vise versa.
- Cut back on advertising and marketing expenses
- Grow sales and customers
Companies who have tried to reach out to other businesses in the same field have failed. Something appealing about this company compelled you to reach out. So you need a basic list that will prepare you when you attempt this vetting out:
- How long in business
- Online reviews(read them)
- Company website
- County, state or federal records
After you have done your own investigation, set up a meeting with owner to get a feel of what you are getting yourself into. Here are some questions you may want to ask:
- Provide references
- Can I contact their suppliers
- How many employees
- Do they partner with other companies