Using real-world examples of unexpected but lucrative partnerships among rival corporations, associations, government organizations, agencies, and more, Matthew turns the traditional view of competition on its head, demonstrating why, in the 21st century, collaboration is the new black. Participants will learn exactly why there are enough customers and opportunities to go around, no matter your industry, and how to create profitable and inventive partnerships:
|A story of unexpected collaboration: Learn how Matthew united seemingly competitive groups to create Small Business Festival, now in its third year, listed by Inc. as the #3 business conference in the nation for small business|
|The mindset of abundance and sharing: When you give big, you get big rewards. Shift your thinking from “What’s in it for us?” to “How do we all win?” and watch the magic happen|
|The tools of the collaborator: From choosing partners to determining goals, learn how to get started, and exactly what to do to drive even the most uncommon partnerships to success|
The session is for leadership teams, senior managers, non-profits, associations, and government organizations looking for a profitable new take on stale notions of competition. Ideal for multinational conglomerates interested in “un-silo-ing,” government agencies seeking greater impact at drastically reduced costs, non-profits wanting to further their cause and obtain more funding in the process, and small business associations looking to help their members scale through partnerships.
Key Takeaways *
- Put an end to costly and unproductive interdepartmental opposition
- Discover a unique way of looking at the internal and external competitive landscape
- Develop an understanding of exactly how to bring up and broker unusual partnerships that drive bottom line growth
- Learn the secret to maintaining win-win collaboration with skeptical competitors
- Engineered partnerships among highly competitive corporations, government agencies, small business owners, educational facilities, coworking spaces, community lenders, Chambers, and individual speakers to create and direct the annual Small Business Festival, listed by Inc. as the #3 business conference in the nation for small business.
- Recipient of four government proclamations for his work in creating partnerships among diverse stakeholders
- Praised as “the real deal” by Forbes