I am so excited for today’s training topic.
I’m joined by the incredible Debra Artura to share our favorite tips for how to collaborate in business with your best friend.
At Women Rocking Business, we believe in collaboration over competition.
Collaborative partnerships in your business can make you feel…
- Surrounded with love and support. (You’re not meant to do this alone, sister)
- Fun and excited to grow alongside the people you love.
- Uplifted by mutually beneficial relationships that help you reach more potential clients.
So if you’re interested in creating more collaboration in your business, please watch the video below to see what’s possible for you.
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First, I’d like to introduce you to the amazing Debra Artura.
She’s my best friend.
Trainer at Women Rocking Business.
One of the most remarkable humans on this planet.
We’ve been walking the journey together of creating our purpose-driven businesses and she’s been by my side for dozens of 7-figure offers.
Here are a few tips we’ve discovered over the years to nurture a collaborative and trusting relationship as best friends in business:
Lean in and nurture.
Trust and communication are everything! Debra and I continuously learn from each other, have honest conversations, and support each other’s growth in leadership. Take the time to lean in and nurture your relationships – both business and personal.
Reevaluate traditional business advice.
You may have heard it said, “Don’t go into business with your friends or family!” I lovingly disagree. As long as you nurture the relationship, partnerships with your loved ones can bring you a lot of confidence, trust, and success in your biz.
Don’t merge your businesses entirely.
Effective collaboration involves a fun sense of interdependency… not codependency. Work together as partners but make sure you know the boundary between her biz and your biz.
Take your partnership for a test drive.
Thinking about creating a new partnership? Test it out first by collaborating on a single project or event. This is a great way to get a feel for how you two work together in business.
Set up a win-win plan.
Create a strategy that benefits both of you! (That’s one of the best parts of partnership, right?) One of my favorite things about my collaboration with Debra is we are constantly referring potential clients to each other.
BONUS TIP: Create an exit plan.
Begin your collaborative relationship by asking each other, “how do we both exit from this relationship if that’s what we decide down the road?” You may feel a bit uneasy approaching the topic, but it’s definitely worth the conversation so you both have an exit plan if needed.
I’m sending so much love to Debra! I don’t know where I would be in my business without her friendship and collaboration. I’m so thankful to be on this journey with her. Check out Debra’s business here.
Let me know in the comments: who do you want to collaborate with in business?
Remember, we are the rising tide that lifts all boats.
You got this!
Let’s do this thing…together.