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Did you notice the new Small Business Specialist locator ALL OVER the Small Business Center???

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Did you notice the new Small Business Specialist locator ALL OVER the Small Business Center???

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Whether you are already a Microsoft Small Business Specialist or not, you may want to head over to the Microsoft Small Business Center and take a look at some of the new updates. For instance, from the home page of the Small Business Center, hover over "Office" under the PRODUCTS section in the left-hand nav bar, then click Office Small Business Edition.

Do you notice the box in the upper right-hand corner of the screen? Yep, it's the Small Business Specialist locator tool! When a customer enters their Zip Code and clicks "Find a specialist" or just presses ENTER, it return a list of Microsoft Small Business Specialists in that area. Now just for kicks, go ahead and click on any of the other product links in the left-hand nav bar. See that box in the upper right-hand side again? Yep, it's there again! Go ahead and try other links as well. See a trend?

So if you've attended one of my, "Triple Your Small Business Sales in 60 Minutes," sessions you've heard me explain some of the benefits of becoming a Small Business Specialist and here is one of them in action. Plus, if you're talking to your customers about the NEW Small Business Platform SKU and the Office + SBS Services Promotion right now, you have an even better opportunity to show your Small Business customers how to truly get the most from working with your company!

Now, if you focus on serving the needs of Small Businesses and you are not a Small Business Specialist yet or you are not talking to your customers about the NEW Small Business Platform SKU and the Office + SBS Services Promotion, you are really missing out (and so are your customers). Here are some quick steps you can take to start down the path:

1) If you want to learn about all three of these and how you can use them together (along with some other resources), you might want to check out a replay of one of the, "Triple Your Small Business Sales in 60 Minutes," sessions we have posted in the [Our Webcasts] section of our site.

2) If you want more in-depth information on the NEW Small Business Platform SKU, check out the, "NEW Single SKU Solution for Small Businesses," replay we have posted in the [Our Webcasts] section of our site. And remember, the first 100 valid Small Business Platform SKU Agreements for customers with 25 PC or less submitted in our promotion will be eligible to receive a FREE Pocket PC Phone Edition! (Yes, we are giving out 100 of them!)

3) If you want to learn more about the Office + SBS Services Promotion (where your customers can receive a check from Microsoft worth up to $10,000 to use on your Partner Services!), check out the promotion site on the MS Partner site

4) If you want to learn more about the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Program, check out the Small Business Specialist section on the MS Partner site

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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