To enjoy success in a joint venture, it is integral to find the right partner as this will promote growth and productivity. It is integral to conduct thorough research to be able to do this and due diligence at the same time. 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. But in order to establish who owns who, it will be critical to design and draft an agreement that thoroughly discusses these things.
The process of finding partners will be tedious and also frustrating at some point. Much before approaching your prospective partner, it is critical that you practice due diligence. Many different companies are publishing key financial data onto their site and available with Registrar of Companies. You have to download the latest accounts and review it or watch news in order to learn the latest stories regarding your prospective joint venture partner.
You must make enticing offers w/ the JV partner in question and discuss the everything that is part of the deal from customers, intellectual property rights, finance, legal issues and so on. See to it that you have outlined clearly your objectives and aims when you are creating a draft proposal. Say for example that the prospective partner is pleased with your offer, you can now proceed to the next step which is creating an agreement that consist of the following details: exit strategy in the future, makeup management team, investment and stake of every party and legal status of the JV. In short, you have to learn everything about the partnership and the agreement to ensure that things will go according to plan.
The major reason as to why you have to form a joint venture partnership is often because of the support you will get from a high-profile partner who has the resources you need. 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.
Since all businesses have its weaknesses and strengths, it makes perfect sense to find JV to fill the weak spots. At the end of the day, JV is about growth.