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Have you looked at the new Partner Business Network?

image The Microsoft Partner Team has recently rolled out the Partner Business Network, which is a new online community for Microsoft Partners. The Partner Business Network is designed to be a platform for interacting with your peers to help you grow your business. They will have a discussion forum and member directory up shortly; however, you can start collaborating now. Here are some of the ways to get involved today:

  1. Be a radio star. Record an original interview for the whole community to hear. Raise your hand if you’re interested in participating in a partnercast, and one of our editors will contact you.

  2. Ask away. Got a tough marketing question? (Like: “How do I double my ROI and cut my marketing budget at the same time?”) Or an easy one? (Like: “What’s a webinar?”) Just ask. Our marketing gurus will take their best crack at even your thorniest queries.

  3. Pull up a soap box. Use your impressive sales expertise to contribute an article for the community to feast on. As the smartest folks in business know, sharing what you know is win-win, since it initiates dialogue.

  4. Speak your mind. Chime in with your comments on the articles your peers contribute and on the answers our guest columnists supply. (Look for the comments box below each article.)

  5. Chat with our editors. Submit to a friendly debriefing on your past experiences with Ready-to-Go Campaigns at the hands of our resident writer for his series of case-study articles.

  6. Promote yourself. Publish your member profile now, so that when we go searchable in a short while, you’ll be ready to network with your peers.

  7. Talk to us. Fill out our quick survey and let us know what you think—and what features you’d like to see.

As with any community, the more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it. So why not give it a try today? You can also reach the Partner Business Network Team via email or on the phone: (866) 892-3151.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Microsoft Senior Manager, Community Engagement
US Partner Strategy, Marketing and Programs
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