Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to have people interested in collaborating with me. Upfront, I told them that I wish I could pay, but couldn't since I'm just starting my business. The amazing thing is that most of them still wanted to help anyway. Being transparent speaks to people more than you know. It reveals honesty and integrity.
Transparency is actually one of my core values in my company. I strongly believe it is necessary to the success of my business and building relationships with clients and partners. Today and tomorrow, I'll further my relationships with the people who want to collaborate with me, and help me build my brand.
Transparency builds character.