Good Morning! I am the publisher of the above title and I like to hold virtual book readings by posting up a passage or two online! Today I reveal that you receive MS partner points by becoming a Small Business Specialist (SBSC) – cool!
Harry Brelsford, CEO at smb nation www.smbnation.com
Microsoft Small Business Specialist SBSC, MBA, MCSE, MCT, MCP, CNE, CLSE, CNP
PS – did u know I host a technology conference in the New York City area each spring? Save the date for March 6-8, 2009 and watch “voice meet data” in the SMB space!
PPS – my SBS 2008 book will be out in mid-November 2008!
PPPS – my Microsoft Response Point Primer book is here NOW!
Accrue Partner Points and Aspire for More!
The Microsoft Partner Program correctly rewards achievers. That’s just good free market behavior, where competition results in rewards for the winners! Small Business Specialist Community members receive up to 25 Microsoft Partner Points (this model was described earlier in the chapter).
I want to emphasize one item about the Partner Points system and aspiration. Around the world, fair-minded folks will use the Small Business Specialist Community program to improve their professional standing and their personal net worth. In short, the Small Business Specialist Community has opened a door for thousands to pull themselves up and do better economically than their parents did! This is a classic free market aspiration model that is honored globally. The Partner Points program provides a structure to move up the Microsoft Partner ladder. Perhaps you want to start out as a Small Business Specialist but you’re really only biding time until you have enough customers to build up your references and go after mid-market and enterprise-level work. Hey—you’re welcome to stay at the small business segment level as long as you like and free to leave for happier hunting grounds when the time is right. The Partner Points model supports such aspirations and you’ll start out with 25 such points once you become a Small Business Specialist. Good on ya!