If you can't beat them; join them?
The Guardian has been talking to small businesses which have decided to work with their competitors to grow businesses together.
From craft brewing to farming, more and more entrepreneurs are choosing to stop competing with their rivals and work with them instead. Whether it is a one-off project or a longer term arrangement, these collaborations can pay off, with both sides gaining new customers and saving cash.
Many entrepreneurs have benefited from sharing new ideas, new audiences and more by working with each other.