Business Collaboration Skills

Introducing New Self-Help Learning Tools to Facilitate Business Collaboration

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This website and "Your Business Collaboration Workbook" were created with a double purpose:

  1. Make it easier for entrepreneurs to understand the benefits as well as the risks of entering into collaborative business relationships, whether informal or formal, short-term, or long term. The Checklist format makes it easy to identify over 200 potential action items or options that may need to be considered before taking any final collaboration-related decision that will impact the future growth of their company.

  2. Find and connect with like-minded collaborators (public/private business development organizations) interested in promoting the use of business collaboration agreements as a socio-economic growth tool in their communities, and who are capable of assisting local entrepreneurs in the preparation of their Company Business Collaboration Manual.

ABOUT VICTOR M RIVERA

Mr. Rivera, the author of the Workbook, has a long and distinguished career in entrepreneurship development at the State, Regional, National, and International levels.

  • At the U.S. Small Business Administration, he served as the New York District Director, the SBA Regional Administrator for the six-state Rocky Mountain Region, based in Denver, Colorado; and Government-Industry Relations Advocate at the SBA's Office of the Chief Counsel for Advocacy.

  • At the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, he was the National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

  • In the international arena, Mr. Rivera was in charge of the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau at the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), where he was responsible for administering the $1.5 billion U.S. economic assistance program for Latin America and the Caribbean. This position required U.S. Senate confirmation.

  • He served as an economic development-related consultant to an investment banking firm, federal and local government agencies, universities, and the World Bank (prepared study on the "World Bank and the Enterprise Development Process").

  • Most recently, he has focused his efforts on helping small and medium-sized firms expand their operations by building collaborative business relations and helping prepare their Company Business Collaboration Manual.

  • Mr. Rivera is a member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP).


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