Partner Portals That Actually Work For Partners

Many vendors claim that they have an awesome partner portal. A one stop spot to help partners instantly find whatever they need to do business with them. There is some truth to this general statement, but the real truth is in the actual user experience. It is common knowledge that partners are simply too busy to waste time browsing and ... Read More »

Randal Wark Discusses How Valuable Time Is

Where do you spend time on your business?  Most people do not spend enough on deep thinking and strategy, even though this can actually be worth $5,000 for their business.  The Mastermind program allows VARs and MSPs to step back from their company and solve problems with the help of 8 of their peers. For more information, visit www.300elitemastermind.com Read More »

The Next Generation of Channel Partner Ecosystems

Today, most vendors still build their partner networks with roughly the same formula. Build a portal with a typical multi-level partner program (the infamous bronze, silver, gold labels). Prospect in a variety of ways to sign up partners. Drive qualified partners into their “portal” to serve them up whatever they think is needed to do business. Many go further by ... Read More »

Improving Health In Tech

We will start rolling out more content on the “health issues in tech” on eChannelNEWS. We have no idea where this will go or what it will do to inspire others to think about their health while working with technology, but we think it is important. Is sitting is the new smoking? I see many who work in the IT ... Read More »

Shane Gibson Talks About Scaling Up Your Sales Results

Everyone wants to energize their sales team, but few are able to get this done right. We will explore how you can leverage the proper process and tools to take your sales tram to the next level to close bigger and more profitable deals. If you wish to connect with Shane, please go to: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanegibson/ Read More »

Glynis Devine Discusses Core Motives Through Colors

Glynis E. Devine, a Purpose expert certified in Core Motive, equips professionals with tips, tools, and strategies to improve your communication and collaboration, reduce your level of conflict; lead positive change; increase your people’s level of engagement; and shift mindsets. Glynis shares wisdom she gleaned from 25 years leading a top sales team as a Senior Director. She was recognized ... Read More »

Anatomy of Extreme Channel Partner Business Building

Experiencing this extreme business building live at ChannelNEXT19 is the best way to truly understand how it works, but hopefully this play-by-play summary may give you a good idea… The pre-event meet and greet started at 9 AM as everyone arrived and registered. Based on their interests, delegates are assigned to a peer-group to work the Mastermind sessions over the ... Read More »

Can you really grow your business big with the support of a small 8-person peer-group?

In one word, YES! When you put a group of eight like-minded business owners in a room and have them brainstorm their challenges, they will come up with amazing solutions. When you inject a professional business coach into the mix, the solutions come faster and are more fine-tuned. With accountability layered in, everyone supports each other to get the job ... Read More »

What can the IT channel learn from the sports industry?

With the recent Raptors win of the NBA Eastern finals, Toronto erupted as fans of every type, joined in the celebration. If you live in Toronto, you could not avoid this celebration. Strangers doing high-fives with each other on top of the screaming, honking and giving the thumbs up were just some of this deeper sense of community. It’s wonderful ... Read More »

5 Ways To Generate Sales Demand Through Channel Partners

All vendors want their channel partners to be selling more, but what are the best ways to do it? Here are 5 ways to consider: Do a breakfast and learn with your partners and their clients. Lunch and learns also work. Maybe do both on the same day to give attendees the choice. If the travel is too heavy, do ... Read More »