Two businesses, one neighborhood.

Both sell coffee, tea, miscellaneous snacky things.

It would be so easy for each to view the other as a competitor.

But because they “liked” each other on facebook, when one business (with very limited space for seating) realized it needed to get rid of its large communal table and find smaller, cafe-style tables, the other business (which had a hard time accommodating study groups and meetings due to having to shift all its little tables around) were able to organize a swap.

People tell me sometimes that collaboration doesn’t work in the business world the way it does in my volunteer activities.

But I have to say, when it works, it works.

And when it does, it absolutely makes my day.

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