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Cisco Helps Partners Build Profitable Small Business Practices

- September 15, 2009 - 5 Comments

The small business market generates nearly two-thirds of all new jobs globally on an annual basis. Today we’re announcing some news about how you can leverage this opportunity.

We’re launching a new global partner profitability framework today to help our partners confidently pursue small business opportunities and build sustainable, profitable small business practices. This framework is open to different partner types selling in the small business market, including: Cisco Registered Partners, Cisco Specialized Partners, online resale partners, and service providers.

The new profitability framework, coupled with new Cisco Small Business technology, continued unique small business support, and an extension of zero-percent financing, creates the Cisco Small Business Advantage.

In this video, Andrew Sage, VP of worldwide small business sales, describes how the Cisco Small Business Advantage helps Cisco partners build and grow successful small business practices.

  • Read more about the how Cisco is delivering the Small Business Advantage to Partners and customers. 
  • Watch a video with Cisco’s Small Business Council Co-Chair Ian Pennell about the new Cisco Small Business technology and how it can help small businesses gain a competitive advantage.

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  1. I didn't know Cisco had these services for small businesses. I was under the impression it just sold all of its products directly to the end-user. But if they can get a lot of smaller companies to do part of their bidding, all the power to them. - Pink Ring

  2. This is a great article. It's something we ALL need to keep in our heads, that's for sure. I'm including a link to another site I've found really timely, too - just like this post.Thanks and Regards/-Jason Webb "

  3. Cisco has introduced a new Web-based Small Business University, which includes new and updated partner tools and training offerings to help partners further develop their sales, technical and business knowledge. This one-stop-shop brings all the tools and trainings that partners need to build a successful small business practice to one central place.

  4. Thanks for sharing this interesting video and article.

  5. Personally I thought Cisco small business product portfolio have been continually expanding with technology such as network security and collaboration technology.