To enjoy success in a joint venture, it is integral to find the right partner as this will promote growth and productivity. It is imperative to perform in-depth research in order to get this done and due diligence as well. By doing this, it will actually help you to save valuable time and money by finding a partner through social media, in an existing customer, supplier or investor.
As a matter of fact, in social media, you can find companies that follow you, added you as a friend or visited same pages as you do can help in forming fruitful partnership. Great care has to be taken into consideration in designing as well as drafting of such agreement in order to clarify who exactly owns who.
The process of locating partners are going to be tedious and frustrating at some point. Just before you approach your prospective partner, it will be necessary to practice due diligence. Many different companies are publishing key financial data onto their site and available with Registrar of Companies. You need to download the latest accounts and then review it or watch news to be able to know the status about your prospective joint venture partner.
You should always make enticing offers with your prospective JV partner and spell out the nitty-gritty of the deal such as customers, intellectual property rights, finance, legal issues and so on. When creating a draft proposal, be sure that you state clearly what your objectives and aims are. If for instance that the prospective partner has accepted your offer, you have to create an agreement that includes the details including the key aims as well as objectives, the stake and investment of every party, legal status of the JV and also, the makeup management team and even future exit if required. In short, you have to learn everything about the partnership and the agreement to ensure that things will go according to plan.
The main reason to why you should form joint venture partnership is that, you are seeking support of a high profile partner who has the resources needed for continuous growth. This might be a huge mailing list that could get significant exposure for your products fast or the proposed partner is running a forum and can help in advertising your product by putting up a banner. Basically, there are more reasons that you can find why many people are considering JV.
Because all businesses have its strengths as well as weaknesses, it makes sense to find a JV that will fill in the weak spots. Because at the end of the day, joint venture is all about growth.