That’s right… I said partnering with other Microsoft partners!  Co- marketing with another Microsoft partner can open up your company to new prospects and referrals, and potentially create a profitable partnership. 

Chances are, you have a specific specialty and do not cover the entire technology spectrum.  Start thinking about the type of partner that would compliment your offering…  Dynamics Partner, Certified Learning Center Partner, SharePoint Partner, Systems Integrator Partner, ect…

Following are some of resources available to help you identify and meet other local partners:

Local Engagement Team (LET)

The Local Engagement Team can help pair you with other Microsoft partners and also local alliance and non-profit influencer partners for co-marketing programs.  They can even supply content and give-away items to support your marketing efforts!

 

Microsoft PinPoint

Find products, services, and more with the help of an online community that connects businesses with Microsoft Certified companies. 

 

International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP)                                                                                                                                                               There are IAMCP Chapters across the world, and is a great forum to share best practices and meet other partners. 

 

 

 

ATTN CHICAGO AREA PARTNERS!!!   IAMCP CHICAGO NETWORKING GOLF EVENT

                                              – Great opportunity to start making co-marketing connections!!!!!!!!!

 

 

When: Friday August 21, 2009; 11am (Networking & Award Banquet to Follow)
Where: Prairie Landing Golf Course, 2325 Longest Dr, West Chicago IL
Format: Scramble

Members - $125, Non-Members - $150, Award & Networking Banquet Only - $35

REGISTER TODAY!  Registration is Mandatory

The fun starts at 11:00 am and includes:

·         1 Bucket of Practice Balls (Come early and enjoy 2 practice holes, driving range or putting green)

·         18 holes of golf (Scramble Format, perfect for all levels)

·         GPS-enabled cart 

·         Box lunch

·         Networking & Award Banquet with Contest Winners, Raffles & Prizes