Over the last few months, the SMB Team at Microsoft has provided dozens of web based (Cloud 1-2-3) and in-person (SMB Live) events on the sales, marketing, and technical skills needed to establish a Cloud business practice. The challenge is putting all of those pieces together and figuring out how they work with YOUR unique business requirements.
Announcing the Cloud 1-2-3 Academy Workshops and Webinars!
Whether you are new to the cloud or have sold a few deals already, you need a business model designed to maximize your revenue in the long term. We know this is a challenge to small and medium sized businesses, so we’ve developed the Cloud 1-2-3 Academy to help you transition to the cloud. Cloud 1-2-3 Academy is a six week IT business course that will help you:
We’re kicking off the series with our Cloud Transformation Workshops in 8 cities across the US. Join Microsoft cloud business experts in an interactive simulation-based session to understand how a few changes to your business model can multiply your margins.
Downers Grove, IL
Wednesday, March 5
Thursday, March 27
Wednesday, March 19
New York City, NY
Thursday, April 3
Thursday, March 20
Thursday, April 10
Tuesday, March 25
Silicon Valley, CA
Wednesday, April 16
Can’t attend in person? Join us on Tuesdays at 11 am PT starting April 1 for one of our six Cloud 1-2-3 Academy webcasts.
Cloud Financial Model Overview
Changing Buying Behavior & Expectations
Cloud Business Model Optimization
Engaging the Prospect
Accelerate the Sales Cycle
Nurturing the Prospect
Webinars are appropriate for small business owners, executives, and sales and marketing professionals. All participants will receive a comprehensive financial model template, handbook, and exercise workbook designed uniquely for SMB managed service providers.
By registering for these events, you agree to receive programmatic communications to facilitate your progress in the Cloud 1-2-3 Academy program. If you have any questions on the Cloud 1-2-3 Academy program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frankly, this event series is only for those partners who see the potential of the Cloud, desire to learn best practices from businesses around the world, and want to apply those skills to their practice immediately.
Although I personally won’t get to attend all of these sessions, I look forward to seeing some of you in Atlanta on March 19th. And don’t forget to register for the SMB Live events coming to a city near you as posted by my peer Tim Tetrick.