7Collaborating with government
Local, state, and federal governments all have much to gain from the success of your business. When your vision includes collaboration with government agencies, partnerships are possible that benefit both your business and your community.
Governmental bureaucracies, regulations, and other hurdles may have scared you away from developing successful business-government partnerships. You may think you don’t have the necessary time or patience. But times are changing, and business-government collaboration has become an important concept for the twenty-first century. If building your business and growing local value is your goal, then looking for ways to work with government agencies should be on your agenda.