Guest Blogs

Blog archive

Marching Orders 2018: Exit Strategy

What can Microsoft partners do differently in 2018 to make a business breakthrough? We put that question to 16 top experts, including MIKE HARVATH, PRESIDENT & CEO, REVENUE ROCKET. For more tips on finding success in the Microsoft channel in 2018, read our full Marching Orders feature here.

2018 is the year of partner transformation and to that end, we recommend that you focus on specialization, verticalization and productization." We call it SVP.

We recommend if you haven't done so already, that you specialize on the one area of the Microsoft stack/cloud offering set where you are an expert, that you pick one vertical market to specialize in and leverage the development of your process and tech-based expertise and IP.

If you're a partner that has more than $35 million in revenue you can focus on more than one market/practice area following this formula. Here are some very tangible benefits of following our methodology:

  • This approach will allow you to be in the elite club of the top 20% of your Microsoft partner peers.
  • It will provide the fuel to dramatically accelerate your growth of revenue and profit in 2018 and beyond.
  • Microsoft partners that successfully implement this model have options to grow their businesses in ways they didn't before, can further build and fortify the business and can buy another partner business or sell the business.
  • Partner companies that have successfully implemented this business model are in high demand and are commanding a premium valuation.

Mike Harvath has spent his entire 30-year career advising partner companies on implementing winning growth strategies and facilitating mergers and acquisitions. As president and CEO of Revenue Rocket, he and his team have advised over 500 partner companies on reaching their growth goals.

Posted by Mike Harvath on March 07, 2018 at 9:34 AM


Featured

  • Traditional Database Management Losing Ground to Cloud

    The database management system (DBMS) market's growth is increasingly being driven by cloud services, not by more traditional on-premises systems.

  • Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008 Released to Preview

    Microsoft's Azure Backup service can now support SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

  • Microsoft Brings Chromium-Based Edge Browser to Older Windows OSes

    Microsoft has released Edge previews for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, which previously didn't support Microsoft browsers beyond Internet Explorer 11.

  • The 2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generation of HoloLens, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.