"Why should you be a BTA member?"
"The education and networking BTA provides are things you can't buy anywhere. That's worth double the price of what you pay for a BTA membership. You could not operate without the education. The snippets of education [from BTA district events] that you leave with are stuck in your head so that when you go home, you don't feel like you're standing still. Because if you're standing still, you're moving backward in this industry."
— Cathy Dimon, Northern Business Systems, Fairbanks, Alaska
"How would you describe BTA to another dealer who is not currently a member of the association?"
"Membership easily pays for itself with just the education and legal benefits."
— Mark Naylor, ABM Automation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"BTA is an organization dedicated to the development of independent dealers."
— Ray Belanger, Bay Copy, Rockland, Massachusetts
"I have always told other dealers that the benefits outweigh the membership cost. The legal advice alone is worth the membership cost."
— John Kerling, United Business Systems, Buffalo, New York
"BTA is an organization that looks out for dealers and their interests. Using some street vernacular: 'It has your back.'"
— Gerry Purvis, Purvis Business Machines, Meridian, Mississippi
"BTA is your single source for the information you are currently collecting to run your business. The money you spend on dues and travel to district events will be returned 10 times over."
— Mike Brandon, ABC Office Equipment, Spokane, Washington
"I have described BTA to another dealer who currently is not a member. I let him know that he would rub elbows with some pretty decent people and that he would likely meet folks who could and would help if given the chance."
— John Eckstrom, Carolina Business Equipment Inc., Columbia, South Carolina
"It's the best resource and value; you're crazy if you don't belong. One report, piece of legal advice or contract template will cost you a lot more than membership!"
— Greg Gondek, Advanced Copy Technologies Inc., Cromwell, Connecticut
"BTA is the only connection for dealers to have a common information-sharing source available in today's business world. Support BTA."
— Gary Smith, Office Equipment Co., Eugene, Oregon
"It's like a college education, helping to build the foundation for a successful future."
— Art Schwartz, Image Systems for Business, Somerset, New Jersey
"BTA is the 'Total Association.' It provides industry news, contacts, training and best practices for business technology resellers and service providers."
— Robert Moore, Lockwood Moore, Reno, Nevada
"If you are going to be a successful office technology dealer, BTA is the ‘go-to’ association. It offers information services on every aspect of the business. This information is offered in print, webinars, classroom workshops and district events, which are all included or offered at a discount with dealer membership. BTA keeps you abreast of all new technologies with online support. And its growing list of member benefits can save a dealer a lot of dollars. I have been a BTA member since I opened my dealership 27 years ago. BTA truly has the dealers' best interests at heart!"
— Bob Smith, Copiers Plus Inc., Fayetteville, North Carolina
"We use the BEQI and Bob Goldberg. I think the other benefits, like insurance, are certainly of value to your smaller members."
— Dean Boring, Boring Business Systems, Lakeland, Florida