When you manage a department, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made. From branding to office locations and target markets to marketing strategies, you need to do a lot of research in order to figure out what your path is going to be. An important part of this strategizing process is making sure that you are developing the right partnerships.
Who you choose to do business with could make or break your organization. Your best bet is to make sure that the vendors have been vetted by a reliable source and have a track record of success.