I am on speaking terms with a number of competitors in my space and ‘sort of’ know a few more.
Some of us are very direct competitors - others just in same industry niche and not really competitors.
Been thinking of setting up some sort of forum where we may be able to help each other out with some of the challenges facing this niche.
Is this worth doing via a private forum or is it better just via Email (e.g. Joe might be fine telling me something, but wouldn’t want to tell Bob the same who is a direct competitors - though guess can do via private/direct messages).
Any tips on forum to use (easiest way would be Linked In but the forums are a bit sh1t)
Any tips on guiding agendas / discussion points to help get off ground (obviously a lot are specific to niche but many general).
Also - in another lifetime a company I worked for did a ‘benchmarking’ thing where a 3rd party ran some surveys and collected together all sorts of KPI’s and would report back the anonymous average/min/max and where you stood against group to give you ideas about where you were doing well and where you could improve. It was ran by a big consulting company though and cost a fortune so anyone seen a modern cheap alternative?