Business Collaboration Skills

A Mission Driven Organization  

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About Us

This website and the Business Collaboration Training Tools Bundle 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 tasks that may need to be considered before taking any final collaboration-related decision that may 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 or provide other needed services.

Victor M. Rivera


Mr. Rivera, developer of the Business Collboration Training Bundle, has a long and distinguished career in entrepreneurship development at the State, Regional, National, and International level.

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

  • 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.

  • Mr. Rivera was a recipient of the distinguished Arthur S. Flemming Award as "One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men and Women In the Federal Service.

  • 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").

  • Served as Co-Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation (NSF), Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Grant, awarded to the University of Puerto Rico.

  • Most recently, he has focused his efforts on encouring small and medium-sized firms to expand their operations by building collaborative business relations and in promoting his "Collaboration of Things (CoT)" concept, among leaders in the entrepreneurial development community.

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

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