After striving to reach the level this Certification demanded for quite some time, the achievement of reaching the goal-post almost got lost in the business that taking on new staff, moving into a new office and re-organising the business brought on!
It was March 2006 that Netlink IT became a Microsoft Small Business Specialist Partner – and two years on I think that the SBSC certification, and in particular the benefits of working with the community that surrounds the “blue badge” from that certification, have significantly helped me to grow the company to the stage it’s at now.
I’m hoping that Microsoft Certified Partner Status helps me grow the business further still.
What is a Microsoft Certified Partner? Well to quote the Microsoft Partner Portal:-
“Certified Partners represent a high degree of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies.”
In a nutshell, Certified Partners have access to a number of benefits ranging from licensing, to training, to Sales and Marketing support from Microsoft.
Our clients also benefit from us having a closer working relationship and support ties with Microsoft too.