Vendors are a necessary evil in business. You’ll need to discern and start a partnership with the right consultant or vendor(s) if you want to get anywhere, but finding one in the sea of options is overwhelming, to say the least.
What do you even want in a partner? What do they need to offer, and or be able to handle? What business goals of yours do they align with? Are they working with any competition? These are just a handful of questions you might have when vetting a potential partner or vendor to work with. What are some of the most important elements to consider, however? How should you identify a vendor or choose one?