The spirit of collaboration

An increasing number of people are going it alone, leaving the supposed safety of corporate life and setting up shop by themselves.

Either they practice their corporate skill in a private setting or do something completely tangential like setting up a surf shop or feng shui practice for dog’s kennels.

Either way, working for yourself can be a lonely existence. No water cooler at which to bitch about customers, suppliers or fellow employees. No gossip and no shoulder for support in times of strife.
When you are delivering your product or service, you’re not spinning the sales and marketing plate – and vice versa.

When you come up with that “Great Idea”, you may be daunted by the size and scale of the opportunity. It’s better to have 25% of something big than 100% of something small or non-existent.

Great idea
These are situations where collaboration comes into its own. Collaboration allows small, medium and micro businesses to think and act big.
One such collaboration was a book called BusinessWise that shot to the number 2 position for business books on Amazon when it came out. In itself, it’s a collaboration too – with one chapter each written by 20 authors.
The brain child of Andy Coote and Mindy Gibbins-Klein of Ecademy Press – again a collaborative business that in itself sprang from a rich resource of potential collaborators – the Ecademy social business network.
Here’s what one reader said about it:

“It’s great to get a perspective from so many contributors who write such “easy to understand” yet “extremely informative” words. My favourite chapter is “The Spirit of Collaboration” by Tom Evans. His words of wisdom make so much sense to me . . it almost feels like he knows my own thoughts really well. This is definitely a “MUST BUY” book for anyone with a small business and BIG ambitions. “Karen Maskall, Ecademy

Read this sample chapter and introduction to the book to find out how you can work smart by collaborating.
Download your complimentary copy of The Spirit of Collaboration here

And if you like it and want to read loads more gems of wisdom, buy a copy of the book here

One Response

  1. This is a great resource ! Tom delivers immense amounts of help to professional or aspiring authors. Well done !

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