I first learned on “Co-opertition” from Mr. Cornell Green where a couple of us IT professionals began working together to make a bigger technological impact to strengthen small businesses in both the Harlem and South Bronx communities. It has been almost two years and BTI is still going strong. Recently I got to take the next step with my newest Joint Venture Partner Solomon Green of SG Technology Group. One of the challenges of operating a start up business is finding partners and perhaps making a long term commitment. So we decided to start with a Joint Venture. We selected a common client and work together over 3 months to migrate their email system to an updated cloud service based system. Over the weekend we took time to debrief and capture the lessons learned. We are also announcing our next joint venture to create content to assist community businesses to understand and manage their investment in technology. Topic will include: See the value in technology, Making the right investment, and Getting what you want from technology. If you have a topic you’re interested in hearing about enter your request in the comments below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.