#46: Tactical Tuesday: Letting Partnerships Evolve Naturally


Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast talks about the problems that can arise when actively pursuing partnerships with people, as well as the benefits of hiring a COO.

Episode Highlights:

  • Jason discusses the value of letting partnerships occur naturally versus intentionally pursuing them.

  • Jason shares some of the challenges he’s faced while seeking out partnerships.

  • He recently hired a COO on a part-time basis to help with the workflow so Jason can focus on growing the business.

  • How will hiring a COO be beneficial?

  • Jason wants to interview a diverse range of business people in the healthcare space to share entrepreneurial advice and expertise.

3 Key Points:

  1. Jason has decided to let partnerships happen naturally instead of intentionally seeking them out.

  2. Partnership issues Jason has experienced include: investing a good amount of money in contracts and then partners change their minds, people procrastinating, people talking yet showing no action and compatibility problems.

  3. Some of the duties Jason will offload to his new COO include administrative tasks, payroll, taxes, legal matters, contracts, interviewing, accounting, reconciliation, and bookkeeping.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I love partnerships. I love exploring the idea of partnerships.” – Jason Duprat

  • “What I’ve come to realize over the last several months, maybe almost a year of reaching out to see if people want to work together, is that in a lot of cases, it’s really not worth it to reach out and actively pursue a partnership.” – Jason Duprat

  • (John Lee Dumas saying) “I like white ships. I like black ships. I like wooden ships. I like iron ships. But I don’t like partnerships.” – Jason Duprat

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