VMware is hosting our first SMB Partner Quarterly Townhall on May 17th and all of our SMB partners are invited to participate in this online event! I’ll be kicking off the Townhall with a “State-of-the-SMB-Business” address, including an overview of VMware’s SMB strategy, our commitment to Partner incentives and investments, a look at the competitive landscape and the launch of our SMB Enablement Program. We’ll also have Russ Stockdale, VP & GM, Small and Mid-Size Business Products, deliver a presentation on VMware’s SMB Solution Stack.
We are especially excited about our guest speakers at the SMB Townhall: Dr. Tom Sant, Author of Persuasive Business Proposals; Founder and Principal, Hyde Park Partners; and Peter Cohen, Founder and Principal, The Second Derivative. Peter and Tom are two of the industry’s leading experts on sales & business development and we’ve invited them to share their expertise and discuss sales best practices for winning new business and increasing your profitability!
VMware’s success in the SMB space is dependent upon the success of our SMB Partners – so be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to get the latest SMB news and updates from VMware, as well as gain insights on sales strategies to help you close more business and increase deal size! There is enormous market opportunity in the sub-1000 employee segment as, together, we help our customers and prospects on their Journey to the Cloud. We also have some great Customer, Partner and Partner Rep incentives to help close business in Q2 so please join on the 17th to learn more. Details can be found at www.vmware.com/go/partner/virtualexperience/smb.
Good Selling and see you on the 17th!
Brandon Sweeney – VP, Channel Sales Americas