View Full Version : To do and not to do in a Joint Venture Proposal

Rivers Corbett
12-17-2008, 08:17 AM
If you see an opportunity, you grab it. If you see an opportunity that gets you riches at half the risk, you hug and squeeze it like a stuffed toy! Just make sure the poor toys eye doesnít pop out. What on earth am I talking about? Joint Venture Proposals.

When youíre interested in making a joint venture with another company, the first step is writing a proposal, and this needs to be just right. A Joint Venture Proposal says just one thing. ďLets partner up for thisĒ is the message, but if youíre not careful, it can be taken the wrong way. You have to think about who youíre writing to, what they want to read, what will help them decide. You could be doing a simple project that requires just a short proposal letter thatís straight to the point. Then again for something very formal you may need those 20 page article filled law filled proposal letter that give some people nose bleeds.

Now no matter who youíre writing to, you should be able to answer all the questions that will be in the other persons mind. Think what you would want to see in a proposal letter and from a business point of view not simply a personal point of view. They are going to want to know what do they get out of it, how much it is going to cost them, whatís the point etc.

You should research about the company before making out your proposal to them. Find out what they are most likely looking for, what will help them, what you have they donít, how can you benefit their company. Also keep in mind that itís not always about the money. Money is a crucial topic of course, but so many other things play as factors as well.

Now when you study who youíre proposing to, try to search for things that will benefit you, and those things are offering them something they need that will benefit them. Lets say they have enough profit, but they donít have and expert in a certain department. You just happen to have that someone they donít, so that is your ace card. What do they need and which one of those things can you provide.

Now, as for the things you should not, or rather, must not do! These may seem ridiculous, but the reason Iím pointing them out is that thy have been donít but many people. So read on and either have a laugh, or learn from them:

1. If youíre going to propose a joint venture to someone you donít know, have never met personally or someone you only said Ďhií to once, then ATLEAST introduce yourself first. Itís doesnít make a good impression if you want to do business with someone and you go to 3rd base first.
2. If youíre sending the proposal to many people, donít make all the emails public, you can try to pretend that the email was exclusive or send them out separately. Make the letter a little personalized for the person.
3. Donít pressure people. This should not be a rush one time only sale. If you make it sound that way, then itíll look like a scam from a mile away. Good luck!

Here's to your Success!


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04-06-2009, 02:29 PM
It's good advice, thank you for taking the time to write this article.

Marlene Kristensen
03-10-2010, 09:44 AM
I just wanted to thank you for this usefull post!

It made me think about my own JV partnerships!

Thank you!

08-26-2010, 08:39 PM
Thanks for the post. Your points are very helpful.

They will definitely benefit me.


Victor.C. Richefeller
11-13-2010, 01:02 AM
Thanks for your insightful post,

I do appreciate your post. It will assist me a great deal.

Dan Lew
12-07-2010, 08:08 AM
Great tips there, good karma for sharing such great stuff!

Bill Zimmerman
02-10-2011, 11:24 AM
Good tips - one thing that I always see that really annoys me is proposals that sound like a sales letter. With alot of CAPITALS and lots of exclamation points!

Just make the proposal and explain the benefits. If you try too hard trying to "sell" the idea, it's not going to go over well.

03-03-2011, 07:36 AM
Thanks man

I am currently involved in a JV partnership....

Thanks again

04-02-2011, 05:34 AM
Thanks Rivers!
Very useful tips!

Josh Orekoya
04-02-2011, 12:38 PM
Great article.