What is ISV Accelerator – Road to Revenue?

The ISV Accelerator - Road to Revenue program is designed to help ISVs leverage the rich assets and resources of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) as well as introduce best practices for growth strategies. The ISV Accelerate – Road to Revenue program answers the following questions:

 - How do we maximize the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)?
 - How do we partner more effectively with Microsoft?
 - How do we build better Go-to-Market initiatives?
 - How do we stay on top of
     New programs,
      Microsoft requirements,
      Digital assets that will help us grow,
      Methods to grow our pipeline faster,
      Easy ways to incorporate this knowledge into our already busy       schedules

 
Program Goals – By the end of the 8 coaching sessions, you should have your own Microsoft roadmap developed, be confident using the MPN portal, understand and be proficient at social selling and online selling methods and have new prospects identified in your pipeline.

 Your Coaches

Gail Mercer-MacKay

Gail is a successful entrepreneur who led sales and marketing for a Microsoft ISV from start-up to a multi-seven figure organization selling solutions across North America, EMEA and LATAM levering MPN.

Diana Kreklow

Diana is a proven business leader who worked as an ISV T-PAM at Microsoft helping pilot and innovate some of the best ISV programs including Open Borders while coaching and mentoring partners to leverage MPN.

What’s the Agenda?

Eight times over the next sixteen weeks we will meet online and learn something new. Bring an open mind, some energy and a willingness to explore new methods to build a better Microsoft relationship plan while adding leads and prospects into your pipeline. Check out our agenda below: 

March 31

Introductions, Goals and Building Your Unique Uber Value

April 14

What’s Your Whitespace – Penetrating New Accounts

April 21

Building Your Digital Footprint – Sell While You Sleep

May 5

Extend Your Footprint – Branding and Blogging

May 19

Shout Out Loud – Building a Pinpoint Profile that Rocks

June 2

MPN Deep Dive – The places you need to know and need to go

June 16

What are Your Competencies – Build Your 12 Month Roadmap

June 30

P2P – Using partners to accelerate revenue

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions always come up about events like this, and we want to save you some time by providing you with answers to some of the questions that we see a lot. Don’t hestitate to reach out with further questions.

  • Is there a cost for this program?
    No, this program is fully funded by Microsoft.


    Who are the right people to attend this coaching program?
    This program is a great fit for:
         -Business Development - The person who manages your Microsoft relationship.
         -Marketing – The person responsible for lead generation and content creation.
         -Sales – Direct sellers and inside sales representatives.

     
  • How many people can attend this program from my organization?
    We encourage you to register two people from your company. We find you will have greater success if there are two people supporting each other through the process.
     
    Alternatively, you might want to set up this program as an internal training program and have several people attend from a single location – a meeting room – in your office.
     
  • How much time will this take?
    In addition to the one hour coaching program every other week, the exercises will take about an hour a week to complete but they are designed to produce output that you can use in your business.

    If I have more questions, who should I contact?
    You can reach out to