Establishing partnerships in your agency

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Why are partnerships so crucial?

We find that those who establish partnerships with us need one of two things:

  1. They’re offering a new service and need a way of getting started (they need our talent and expertise to fulfil a service that in-house they do not have the ability to deliver).

When is the right time to establish a partnership?

Sometimes we hear from potential clients in response to a very real need to outsource work. This type of relation is clouded by the stress of taking on work they can’t deliver, and financial strain when they learn that our fees outweigh what they thought they were getting at the end of the project. Ouch!

The best partnerships are mutually beneficial

This may seem obvious, but just like a relationship with your significant other business partnerships need to be mutually beneficial. There needs to be common ground and a shared vision, even if only in some small way.

  1. Can they free you up to do more of what you’re good at/love doing?
  2. Likewise, can they help you do less of the job you dislike?

Using partnerships to scale your agency

One of the most common reasons for partnerships between agency owners is to scale. Eventually we all need an extra pair of hands to grow our business and reduce our stress and/or burden. We can’t possibly hope to take on more and more clients without the support of another person, or a team of people.

Partnerships are better than hiring if you ask me

Hiring can really suck time out of your calendar and that’s just when looking for the right candidate. For a struggling agency owner looking to scale, you won’t need the added time drain and stress of hiring an employee added on top of all the work you have on.

Final advice

Don’t wait any longer. Identify weak points and skill gaps in your business where partnerships can be established and issues resolved. You’ll not regret it.

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Oliver @ NO LABEL Studios

Oliver @ NO LABEL Studios

I build WordPress websites for agency owners, freeing up their time. I work exclusively on WordPress, designing and building websites with Elementor.