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Weekly Microsoft Financing calls announced for Microsoft Partners

One of the great resources available to customers and Microsoft Partners is Microsoft Financing, where Microsoft will finance all of the hardware, software, and Partner services for IT projects involving Microsoft solutions. This provides spread payments over 36 months for all included items for the customer and it provides payment to the Partner in as little as 72 hours for the full deal amount. A positive cash flow outcome for both sides of the equation!

I have posted several times about Microsoft Financing, including:

Now, I am excited to let you know about another opportunity to learn more about how Microsoft Financing can really help you and your clients today and moving forward. Introducing the weekly Microsoft Financing calls for Partners.

Microsoft Partners are invited to participate in Microsoft Financing’s weekly Live Meeting trainings to learn more about how the Microsoft Financing program and its solutions can give partners the competitive edge to close larger, more profitable business faster by offering customers flexible payment options.

Topics to be Reviewed:

  • Partners will learn how to process their financing opportunities faster using MSF’s improved tools and more robust sales support center
  • The 4 basic steps to close a financing transaction – Quote, Submit Customer Credit Application, Return Financing Agreement, Get Paid Upfront!
  • Deal specific examples/scenarios
  • End of year financing promotions (6.99% and SmartPay)
  • Show customers how to take advantage of limited time tax benefits – Economic Stimulus Act of 2008  (applies to software)

You can join these calls every Friday from now through the end of June at 8:00 am PST/11:00 am EST and 2:00 pm PST/5:00 pm EST. These are conducted via Microsoft Live Meeting and here is how you join:

  1. Go to the LiveMeeting link for these sessions: Join the Microsoft Financing Live Meeting
  2. Dial into the call: 866-500-6738 Participant Passcode: 4857353

I would highly encourage all of the Partners to attend at least one of these calls as Microsoft Financing is a great resource for you to use in helping your clients and growing your business.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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