Potential Business Partner Search In Republic Of Georgia

During my blogging career I have received several messages on my blog's contact form asking for advice for potential business partner search in Tbilisi or Georgia.

Well I only feel flattered and honored that I have been noticed and contacted (seems a major role is played here thanks to my posts in Living in Georgia category).

I haven't searched for potential business partners here in Georgia (though I have been doing some business here). Currently  I'm open for a propositions from travel companies willing to serve incoming tourists in Georgia. Contact me for more details. 

I remember my first experience finding a new prospects in Tbilisi (I wasn't looking for partners - I was looking for customers - so I believe it was my core mistake. Partner could bring more than a customer) it all started of paying a visit to local trade show at Expo Georgia.

Searching For Business Partners in Georgia

Author of this blog searching for business partners in Georgia back in April 2011

It was fun, I was just returned from a skiing adventures in Gudauri, it was like my fourth day in Georgia and here I was, sitting at Expo Georgia.

Back in those days I was eager to build a tourism website and was looking for advertisers on it. My initial business failed.

Trade shows and fairs

Best starting point should be Expo Georgia - this is a thing I actually learnt in Georgia - Fairs and Trade shows are one of the best ways of networking and new prospect finding. You are left with two options - either buy a stand or booth at Expo Georgia and represent your company and / or products, either visit such trade show and talk with those standing other side of stand/booth.

I have done only second option (though there had been  times I have thought to represent myself at the stand) My favorite expo fair probably is Caucasus Tourism Fair. Read: Caucasus Tourism Fair 2014 

Another great way of networking is by visiting local charity fairs. Read: Christmas Charity Winter Fair in Tbilisi Sheraton Hotel

Government delegations

Another interesting option I have used here in Georgia - I have participated into official business delegation. Read: Georgian - Latvian Business Forum 

Commercial Chambers

Well - next you could contact some Commercial Chambers here in Georgia, I haven't dealt with them, but I have heard of AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia).

Yellow Pages

Common practice here in Georgia is to use Yellow Pages and call to prospects directly, personally I'm a person hating to make a deals over a phone, but on the other hand I'm not a salesperson either. I believe you can hire a local company to handle those phone conversations in place of you. 

Useful websites when searching for business partners in Georgia

Is there a way I can help you?

Well if you are looking for a Drupal Website development - sure thing, contact me by using contact form.

If you are looking for translation and interpretation services I can recommend company I'm working for Caucasus Translations.   

If you would like just to chat with me or buy me a beer in some of the local Tbilisi restaurants, please feel free to contact me.

About Reinis Fischer

Reinis Fischer is a Drupal Developer who works and lives in Tbilisi. A programmer by day and a writer by night. Or Vice Verse. Covers topics on Travel, Restaurant Reviews, Finances, Blogging e.t.c. Loves DIY and recently is excelling as a main constructor in his latest project - home remodeling.
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