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Aug 18, 2007
Unless the person is a newbie, I'm sure they have heard of the concept of Joint Ventures and how they can benefit their business immensely.

However, as with most materials or suggestions that people read, the majority will only read. No action will be taken.

The term "business joint ventures" refer to two or more independent companies who agree to establish a new company. These companies legally commit themselves to contribute equity for the new company, as well as share their technology and skills.

In return, they share both profits or losses and control over this organization. A joint venture can be executed for a limited period or a continuous period.

However, you benefit by having more customer leads, plus you still get 25% of the sales which you would have never have gotten. With these new customer leads, you can market other products to them and profit in the future. This is why Joint Ventures are a WIN-WIN situation.

The concept of joint venture brokerage is nothing new. Direct marketers have been doing it for decades! People like Jay Abraham and Dan Kennedy have long taught students to find list owners and get them to mail offers to their lists for a share of the profit. Jay even teaches setting up 3 or 4-way joint ventures. The Internet just provides an easy way for "the little guy" to get a piece of the action too!

The fact is that having the greatest product in the world is worthless without proper marketing. This is why over 95% of new Internet marketers fail. They never master the marketing. Many much-needed, high-quality products never get off the ground due to poor marketing.

Business joint ventures have become the latest and most viable business model for many online companies because of the following reasons: Globalization has opened a world of possibilities where different languages and cultures are no longer barriers. Today, international travel has become the norm.

The other reason is the Internet. The Net has leveled the playing field. It has also made the use of technology a key to the winning business edge. These companies see business joint ventures as the next logical direction their organizations must take if they are to remain competitive and profitable.

Do you own a profitable online business? Are you wondering what's next? Consider then the many benefits a business joint venture can provide you. First, with a business joint venture, you'll gain access to other markets. This will then open additional or bigger streams of profits for you.

Second, think of the synergies you create in the business joint venture. All of the partners benefit from the exchange of information, such as access to modern managerial practices and the brain power of your manpower.

However, you must be diligent in picking the right partners. It has to be a win-win situation for all of you. Choose partners who complement your strengths and who'll share resources you do not have and can benefit from.

Diversification means that by agreeing to a business joint venture, you'll be spreading the costs and risks, thereby minimizing negative impacts.

By entering a business joint venture, you'll get better access to financial resources. By establishing a business joint venture, the partners stave off competition from other companies and strengthen their position in the industry.

Business joint ventures are created typically for the forging of joint venture agreements, which are determined by the following factors:

- The nature and the size of the planned enterprise;
- The length of commitment, will it be for a specific period? Or will it have the life of a corporation?
- The identities of the participants and regions in which their business will operate.
- The commercial and financial goals of all the participants and the method in which this shall be settled.

Often you will think of the negatives in establishing a business joint venture. As long as all the terms and conditions of the venture are carefully set out, there is no reason for it to fail.

A business joint venture provides you with all the benefits of joining forces with other companies, yet you retain full control over your company. The best of both worlds can be found in a business joint venture.
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