Well the title is pretty self explanatory so let me get right into it. Today after speaking directly with the CEO of said company, my company PhyberTech, LLC is officially partnered with an eight figure producing global tech firm. Now what I think you might find interesting is not just what this entails but how it came to be. Both of which I will get into right now. Before getting into it however, I will inform you that I have left out the name of the company and parties involved as my press team will be releasing an official article on it next week so I'm waiting until then to disclose that information.
Aside from it sounding straight boastful, I'm sure you are wondering what exactly it means. Basically, it opens up a new realm of possibilities and opportunities for my company. Although my company encompasses numerous sectors in the tech industry, we have been focusing on website design and development as that has been what is in demand. Aside from that, we do offer mobile app and software development through various developers that we have but with this new partnership, we have established one point of contact that can handle all of it. The company has over 100 developers in house with an extensive and wide range of expertise.This in turn gives us the capacity to take on more projects at a given time as well as projects that are larger in requirement.
How did this partnership form?
This is actually where it gets a little interesting (at least in my opinion). So I'm sure you are all familiar with the platform LinkedIn. Well up until recently, I never had a profile as I never saw a need for one. The reason being, I have been self employed for quite some time now and I always saw LinkedIn as an outlet for those who are seeking employment. I did not realize just how valuable of a tool it was in general for networking altogether. So I decided to finally create a profile about a week and a half ago and after connecting with a few people, someone in the same industry reached out and shot me a message. Now the message seemed like a pretty generic networking message as it said something along the lines of "Hey I saw we are in the same industry and I'd love to touch base to see if there is any possible business synergy". At first, I kind of put it to the side since I was new to platform and it almost seemed like an auto generated message. However I ended up messaging the other party back as I never like to pass up the opportunity to network and found out that they were the business development manager at the tech company that would later be our partner. After a few exchanges and discussions of each other's respective businesses, we scheduled an initial Skype call to go over potential room for collaboration. The call went very well as our interests were aligned and it was understood that the relationship would be mutually beneficial. After that point, the other party decided that it would be best to schedule a call directly with the CEO of the company. At this point, I was quite ecstatic as it seemed like quite an opportunity but at the same time I was a tad nervous as I haven't ever really spoken to the CEO of another tech company in regards to a proposition of a partnership. However being nervous has never caused me to back down from any situation in my life before and I wasn't going to let it stop me this time around by any means.
Today morning at 7:30 AM, the call was initiated and after about a 45 minute discussion, we both agreed that a partnership was the direction we wanted to take things in hopes of establishing a long lasting business relationship.
So yeah, that sums up what happened today and I couldn't be happier it all went. Before I end the post, I wanted to leave you guys with some tips/advice I realized from this experience.
1.) Always explore any opportunity to network (creating the LinkedIn profile in this case)
2.) Never turn down an opportunity to network as you never know where it may lead (If I had ignored the message and never responded, none of this would have happened)
3.) Always know your worth and what you bring to the table ( I knew how I could benefit the other company and made my proposition accordingly)
4.) Act & speak with conviction ( I spoke in a professional manner and acted in a way that the deal was already closed in my mind )
5.) Lastly, always remember nothing is out of the realm of possibility in this world(If I was close minded, I never would have started my company to begin with as I wouldn't see the vision of it going anywhere never mind lead to an opportunity such as this)
Hope my experience was valuable to you in some way or another.
Back to work for me at this fine hour of 2:03 AM.