Listen: The Importance of Collaborating With Entrepreneurs
"Hi folks. This is Gerald Thomas here with Kim Beazley. I want to thank him for letting me be a part the show with you yes well. Kim and I have a great way that you can pamper your business this month because September is shameless promotion month think about it as a whole month where you can talk about Your Business Distinct News editors publishers of loud newsletters. All all these folks are looking for stories and you can't supply with it. Just send them a little promo letting them know what you're doing and that hey it's the part of Sameness Promotion of and that you would love to get exposure but make sure that your promo is news worthy you can talk about it. Should business offered tips and everything include your website and all that but there's also the things that you can do online if you're not the crazy about doing the off line routes but first of all. Let's talk about why it's important to the collaboration will expand your reach. I mean right now. You may have a list of a hundred people that you're reaching out to just I think if you partnered with more people who have a mailing list of say a hundred two hundred three hundred more each just think how many eyeballs you can get to see your information this month now. Let's see before you reach out to them. We need to bring something to the table to make it worthwhile. Just because you have a list of a hundred people that's nothing you need to make it worth their while else so one of the things I do when I collaborate and this is expanding what you what you're talking about one of the things I like to do the ears when I post something something that really wants to get out. I will actually go to my lister connections after people and I'll say can you please reshare spoke like it comment on it. whatever you WanNa do and then turn I asked him. Is there some way that I can support you so they operate collaboration. I'm asking them to be some for me but at the same time I always asked. Is there something you would like to do for you so do. I felt me to build relationships. Only thing is just because I'm willing to comport others. FM askins support me and that's just all about collaboration now another thing that you could be doing right now with your mm-hmm Mailing List Him as inviting folks on your mailing list the share your your latest. What would what are you working on right now that you'd like to get out there right. I would say if I was married to my Mellon List. I would ask them to share about Gruber's abilities launched the social media so that I just launched so that people can have an affordable audible way to manage their social media to to five different networks not only damage but also respond respond to messages coming in from those networks okay now being that both of our favorite network is linked. You know you Kinda like play around on facebook on mainly linked in in exchange for them shares that information Hundley thin and in any of the platform you could offer them a one line little listing in your next newsletter that basically has surname their business and links to their linked in profile as thanks so that they can get exposure this cost. Anything doesn't cost them anything. All's good and it's a way to sell hey. I'll have some cool people on my mailing list. People loud to spotlighted. Oh I agree and one one of the things that I've learned with collaboration and I've learned a lot about collaboration from Germans. That never hurts to ask. People can just say yes or no you're hoping for. Yes never heard the ask elaborate win I. I thought about asking askin drill into collaborate on this with me. I was expecting yes. I expected her to let us anything. uh-huh yes because we literally have found call like this the way we're talking with each other for the Thai cash concise we can take she's similar station and we can turn them into pie cast so that we can share the knowledge that we both have and collaborate rate increase the knowledge of our listeners in general and what was your answer it was yes and I had not thought about it. Okay I can make it work on else fun to you. Collaborate why why you this collaboration for you because you're always helping me with with other stuff I mean with my websites finding think tolls and everything so I figured you know what just another way for us to talk ms strategize what it is yeah so so. Where were you if you if you have a friend and you to talk about topics similar to what I have found we do switch it over to talking on a podcast and yet podcast going. It's just as simple as that and you may ask okay. Where can we do this or right now. We're using a way of meeting room and we just jump in way pressed the record button and we start talking about our the topic and that's as simple as I mean. There's some other things you gotta do too when he comes in but that's basically what you have to do. the journalists who that's the way that you can think of our videos on you've gotten me into making videos for my hungriness business movement and I figured that you know what since you're helping me do that you would teach me how to use the tool because I had no idea you know stretching their liberty thin air. You put your ad you could put an ad within my video. Yeah you would do that. Not Me because I have you. I would know how to do that but you. You're at so when people looked at my genial. Then is also your ed so they win win. I I agree and and that's what it's all about Lincoln's the Tapscott to elaborate you want it to be a Langley solution. You want it to be something that's beneficial officials for those who are who are engaged in collaboration doesn't have to be one or two people when you create collaboration you can have more. I didn't want to people just as long as the broom of people choose to a a greasy collaborate. Equally it has to be easily because if you have one person doing all the work and the rest of just kind of sitting there it that's not a collaboration up for the person is arguing hasn't awesome nonpaying job and and one of the things that I'm doing when it comes to collaboration I love for C. Session to project and and at the end when all is said and done I love seeing people enjoy the outcome of what we have done where we collaborate and another way that we're also doing it is. I'm doing something the small business Saturday. You're doing something for Small Business Saturday so you invited me to be a part of your thing and I imagine would be put a mind so it was like win win win so we can both push projects together yet. I- colleague race so with this all said and done about collaboration collaboration one of the things athlete as close at one of the things I listened to remember is make sure that if you do let us to collaborate that you have a list of expectations unless agree things that each party will do and and that each corey is willing to commit to what what the expectations are that's. That's very important a list of what you're bringing to the table a inventory of your groups that are online offline your mailing list this podcast that you might do that your guest on whatever it is you know just make of the different ways that you're already marketing the online and offline and sync them up together. I totally agree yeah so with that in mind thank you so much for tuning Indian and five cast with your host can be and Cheryl and be Thomas and have a great day."