I am a solo entrepreneur, and my small size has been a problem when approaching much larger companies with partnership/cross-promoting ideas.
The problem is that I cannot partner with smaller, local companies because the offer(s) we provide would be of no use to my out of state clients. Therefore, I must partner with businesses that also do business nationally.
Even though I have tried to promote other aspects of the partnership and acknowledged the fact that one person cannot directly impact the sales of a multimillion dollar company, it seems that all they can focus on is the size of my business! I`ve heard "Great idea, but if you were a larger company, this would be more mutually beneficial."
I`m just looking for input from others who may have experienced a similar situation. I may just have to keep trying and/or realize that being a solo entrepreneur can be a huge obstacle.
Kristen Hallows, BBA, CPC
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