Partners vs. On Call

Are you a good Business Partner or “On Call” only

In today’s world, everyone wants to sell you something. This is true, regardless of the industry, the economy, or your role within. Question is, how does this relate to you as a partner vs. being “on call”, and what’s the difference between the two? Let’s look at five differences between true business partnerships and “vendor relationships”.

  1. Partners educate and come alongside. Millennium Sounds has several partners with whom we walk this business road. These partners have educated us and we have been able to educate them and their clients as to how we can help each other navigate business situations together.
  2. Partners make a determined choice to stick in it for the long haul. Regardless of circumstances, partners decide to stick together in the good and bad times in business. We continue to invest in each other and intentionally grow together.
  3. Partners are in it for you as much as for themselves. If you have a solid partner—whether in your industry or another one—they have your best interests at heart. You and they know that you never have to worry about whether or not there will be misrepresentation of information. As partners, you always want what’s best for each other. And you give 110% to ensure that happens.
  4. Partners are strategic in nature, whereas “on call” situations will do exactly what you tell them with little to no feedback on the future of your company. Partners meet regularly to see how they can help each other grow. They align like roles within companies and determine how to best support each other through very focused and structured objectives.
  5. Partners are trustworthy advisors/confidantes. Partners can always be trusted. You can share a lot of advice and it is taken well. You can also receive advice and it is well spoken, because that partner knows your business successes and failures, and sticks by you regardless, because they believe in your business.