GreatAmerica Managed IT Training and Webinar Dates Announced

by | Feb 3, 2014 | Industry News

(Cedar Rapids, IA) – GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation and Collabrance LLC said today their Managed Information Technology (IT) Navigator business planning seminar will be held April 22-23, 2014 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The event targets office equipment and telecommunication dealerships, independent VARs, and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and helps them build profitable Managed IT businesses. A free 1-hour introductory webinar will be held on February 17.

“There are right ways and wrong ways to build a successful managed IT business model,” said Lindsay Dick, Director of Sales, Collabrance. “We have real world examples to share, and attendees learn from a service provider who successfully built a multi-million dollar managed IT solution.”

The events will be facilitated by Milton Bartley, President and CEO, ImageQuest Managed Services, Nashville, TN. MSPmentor 250 honored Bartley in December 2013 as one of the world’s top MSP experts, entrepreneurs and executives. Bartley brings his experience and knowledge to help guide executive teams through the step-by-step development of building a profitable managed IT services business model and operational structure.

“We recently had a group attend Navigator for the second time,” said Sheila Siegert, Operations Manager at Managed Solutions Group (formerly CES). “Navigator consistently brings value to our organization by keeping up to date with the industry in sharing the latest challenges, opportunities and best practices for managed IT services.”

New data will be presented on increasing managed IT services revenue and profit when selling standardized service and hardware. Businesses starting a managed IT offering–or scaling and enhancing a current one–will gain insight in sales force compensation, pricing strategies, and various operational considerations.

Free Navigator Webinar: Managed IT: Build It, Run It, & Explain It To Your Clients
Monday, February 17, 3:00PM Central

Navigator Business Planning Session:
Tuesday/Wednesday, April 22-23
GreatAmerica & Collabrance Headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Interested solution providers must register by Monday, April 14, 2014. Participants are not required to be existing GreatAmerica or Collabrance customers to take part in the Managed IT Navigator programs. For additional information or registration, contact Collabrance at 877.715.8485 or visit

About GreatAmerica Financial Services

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation is a $1.5 billion national commercial equipment finance company. GreatAmerica is dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica provides financing and niche market-focused services in all fifty states and several U.S. Territories and has a staff of more than 400 employees with offices in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Georgia.

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