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Feb. 11, 2014
Issue No. 387
Crawford Thomas, a nationwide, full-service sales recruitment firm that specializes in the recruitment of office automation sales reps, MPS reps, PPS, sales managers and support staff, is proud to offer discounted recruitment/staffing services to all BTA members.
As one of the only large recruiting firms that really understands the office automation industry, it's no wonder that OEMs and dealers coast-to-coast depend on Crawford Thomas' 40-plus in-house recruiters to deliver top talent.
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BTA Webinar on the Affordable Care Act Set for Feb. 20
The 74th webinar in BTA's Building My Business Webinar Series is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 20.
Dealers to Present Educational Sessions at ITEX 2014
Case studies and panel discussions focused on the most pressing issues facing the industry will be offered in a series of dealer co-presented sessions at the 14th-annual ITEX National Conference and Expo taking place March 11-13, 2014, at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
United Stationers to Launch Center of Reseller Excellence
United Stationers will soon launch an entirely new platform designed to support learning, growth and development for independent resellers.
Frontier Imaging Releases Eight New Compatible Toners
Frontier Imaging has introduced three new Konica Minolta toner products compatible with the bizhub series applications.
Samsung Announces BusinessCore Printing Solutions for SMBs
Samsung Electronics America Inc. has announced the U.S. availability of its BusinessCore Printing Solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
Ricoh Unveils New Early Data Analysis Service
Ricoh Americas Corp. has unveiled a new early data analysis service for corporate legal departments combining highly intuitive data culling, a simple user interface, an innovative cost calculator and an affordable, behind-the-firewall method of controlling costs.
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Select Dealer Group Meeting - Tampa, Fla. 13-14 PRO Dealer Group Meeting - Orlando, Fla. 14-15 Winter Break - A district event hosted by BTA Southeast - Orlando, Fla.
BTA Southeast will host its annual spring district event, open to BTA members and non-members from across the country, on Feb. 14-15, 2014, at the Walt Disney World Swan in Orlando, Fla. This event will be a great setting to learn from industry leaders, gather new ideas and network with your peers. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Mason Olds of Canon U.S.A. Inc., five additional educational sessions presented by industry leaders and a dealer panel focused on business transformation. In addition, there will be time to visit with 30-plus exhibiting sponsors, many of which will hold drawings for great prizes during the event. Dealer attendees can also enter on-site for a chance to win one of five $100 American Express gift cards and be entered into the BTA District Event Sweepstakes. To wrap up the event, attendees will travel to Epcot to spend the evening at the park. For more information or to register online, click here.
20 Building My Business Webinar: "How Does the Affordable Care Act Affect Your Dealership?"
Google "Affordable Care Act" or "Obamacare" and you can easily get overwhelmed with articles, interviews, editorials and blog talk on this controversial law. In this webinar, Jim Kahrs of Prosperity Plus Management Consulting Inc., will provide you a better understanding of the new health-care reform act and a more concrete idea as to its impact on your dealership in 2014. For more information or to register online, click here.
BTA MPS Survival Guide Workshop - Las Vegas, Nev.
What does it take to survive — even thrive — in the transition to a profitable MPS model for your business? What are your solution options for an MPS model? Which one fits best based on your company's capabilities and assets? How do you build a solid business plan for MPS that will result in a growing, profitable business for you well into the future? How do you compensate your sales organization for your MPS solution offering? Join Doug Johnson of Supplies Network for an interactive, hands-on workshop where your questions will be answered and more. This workshop will cover the various program options available in the market today, explore the resource and skill requirements for each, and highlight the financial impacts of an MPS business model on your current business. For more information or to register online, click here.
11-13 ITEX 2014 National Conference and Expo - Las Vegas, Nev.
BTA Members: Use promo code B300E when registering for $100 off All Access and Main Conference Passes. Be sure to stop by BTA's booth, #242, to pick up your invitation to the Top of the Rio BTA Dealer Member Appreciation Reception. For more information or to register online, click here.
12 Top of the Rio: The BTA Dealer Member Appreciation Reception at ITEX 2014 - Las Vegas, Nev.
Join your fellow BTA member dealers for food, drinks, networking and a great view of the Las Vegas Strip from the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub atop the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. For more information, click here.
18-19 BTA Field Service Foundations Workshop - Irvine, Calif.
The BTA Field Service Foundations Workshop, led by John Hamilton of Service Strategies Corp., is designed for service professionals looking to improve their industry-related management skills. The course provides a solid foundation of skills needed to successfully manage a field service operation and includes two full days of university-level instruction. Field service managers must have a high quotient of skills and insights into the specific demands of their customers, team members and the service business environment. The course includes topics covering leadership, coaching and facilitating the activities of a field service team toward the accomplishment of the evolving technical services mission. For more information or to register online, click here.
For details on these events and to stay abreast of industry events, visit the
BTA Industry Calendar.
The February issue of Office Technology, the monthly magazine of the Business Technology Association, is now posted on the BTA website. You will need your username and password to access the online magazine.
Click here to view the magazine online.
Click here for the Office Technology archives.
BTA's Building My Business
Free to BTA members, BTA's monthly Building My Business webinars, presented by industry experts, are designed to help dealers improve the management of their companies, take full advantage of market opportunities and, ultimately, improve their bottom lines. Past webinar PowerPoint slides and videos are also available to members in the Building My Business archives.
For more information, visit www.bta.org/BuildingMyBusiness.
For more information on other BTA member benefits, visit www.bta.org/MemberBenefits.
Your BTA benefits are listed on the BTA website. Be sure to take full advantage of your membership by using the many discount programs and business services BTA offers exclusively for its members. Click here to learn more. Not a member yet? Join online.