How To Find & Work With Business Partners Outside Your City?
Now that working remotely has become the norm, many employees understandably don't want to return to the old way of working. With the advent of technology, one's potential to find and work with business partners overseas has multiplied thousand times over.
Get to know each other
It’s all about getting to know each other. One barrier to productive remote work is collaboration. To build this sense of togetherness despite the distance, organize regular GTKY(Getting to know you) meets. It’s employees' time to bond with each other. It fosters team energy and enhances collaboration. Without that shared experience, there’s no teamwork or accountability.
Optimize Work from Home
Optimizing your home to create an environment for productivity. Invest in a good desk and chair and wifi connectivity.
Ditch the texts and make use of technology to use video calls. Video conferences create a sense of working in person as opposed to email or voice calls. Use platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, or Jio Meet to get going.
Reduce tasks to the smallest action one can take. Define a clear schedule for each task. Writing things down frees us to better focus on the task at hand. Use platforms like Basecamp, Slack, Trello to keep track of goals.
5 Websites to find the perfect business partner
Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail and even WhatsApp may seem obvious choices to share your story but let me take the liberty to introduce some very interesting alternate platforms:
It’s a network of 40,000+ founders, advisers and interns all looking to work with start-ups. The free plan allows you to contact up to 5 people a month.
This allows one to join using their Facebook profiles and also enables one to filter out the searches using location and skill set. However, it is only available for people in London, New York and Israel.
This site enables you to find co-founders based on their skill set. Be it developers, designers, engineers, marketers, product managers, business developers, salespersons and advisors. You can also launch your startup on the site, get your very first customers and get funding.
Start Hawk seeks to build a global community of entrepreneurs connecting people from across the globe to found companies.
It’s the perfect place to find a CTO or work under one to build your tech start-up.
Hope this helps. All the best with your start-up!