SCORE - Strategic Partnerships: A Superpower for Small Businesses

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Small businesses can be limited in their ability to grow due to inherent size and time constraints. One way small businesses can overcome this challenge is through strategic partnerships. This workshop will arm small business owners with new ways to think about growth and practical tips on identifying and striking mutually beneficial partnerships. 

You will learn:

  • An overview of strategic partnerships 
  • How different types of partnerships can unlock opportunities, from new leads to new sales and distribution channels and more 
  • How to strike the right type of partnership based on your business goals
  • How to create win-win partnerships

The workshop includes a live exercise to design three new partnership ideas for small business owners 

Presenter: Jesse Samberg

Jesse Samberg is the founder of Third Act, a growth consultancy for small businesses. Before Third Act, Jesse led Business Development efforts for global marketing agencies like Publicis or Invisible North, capturing ~$100 million in new revenue from the Fortune 1000 and beyond. Working with Owners, Founders, C-Suite executives, and Marketing leaders, Jesse managed cross-functional teams to deliver strategic solutions to their business challenges and sharpened his ability to capitalize on growth opportunities. 

A lifelong history major and graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Jesse spends his free time mentoring through SCORE and building a never-quite-finished walking trail in upstate New York with his wife and dog.