How to Build a Strategic Partnership
One of the most important things to remember in facility planning, financing, and management is that you do not have to face it alone. This is also one of the easiest things to forget. It is important to remember not to isolate yourself from the people and resources that can help your project succeed. These partnerships can potentially make-or-break your project in the long run, and it is important to understand how to build and use them. In today’s blog, the team at Sports Facilities Advisory explores building strategic business and community partnerships.
Aligning Your Core Values
Little could be more challenging than partnering with a business or organization that does not share your core values. First, you must develop clear values for yourself and your business. Once you have an understanding of what your business values are, you need to reach out to potential partner organizations that share those values. Once a partnership is established, the sharing of these values should be periodically assessed to make sure you are on the same track.
Unify Your Message
Beyond an internal agreement, you also need to make sure that both partners have a message that is on-brand. Establishing the shared values as we outlined above will help with this, as you will be approaching your marketing from the same perspective. It may also be beneficial to develop marketing campaigns together. Even with a partner who has a different brand aesthetic you can develop creative solutions jointly that still reflect the core message.
Plan Your Partnership
The real core of an effective strategic partnership is planning. The more you can plan together, the more smoothly things will run, from establishing shared goals to marketing your brand and serving customers. If you are a developing a sports complex or recreation facility, establish your own goals and plans before you seek out partnerships. This way, you already have something you can present as a starting point for a solid business relationship.
Start Building Your First Partnership with Sports Facilities Advisory
The most common misconception about this business is there are no resources to help build a facility. it is important to remember that you are not alone in planning your project. If you are feeling lost in the details of your facility planning, contact our sports complex professionals for expert assistance with funding, planning, and partnerships.