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April 2, 2013
Issue No. 344
The copier industry is changing fast. But one thing that hasn't changed is our dedication to it. For more than 25 years, Copier Careers has been helping independent dealerships find the qualified staff they need to move their businesses forward.
Our passion shows in everything we do. Our frequent publications help our clients keep on top of the trends that are shaping careers in the industry. And our Adaptive Retained Recruiting model is designed specifically with the needs of copier dealerships in mind, so they can meet their existing staffing needs while planning ahead for the future.
Watch for the Copier Careers 2013 Technician Salary Survey that will be published in our June 2013 Newsletter with a record 4,158 participants.
More than Resumes, Candidates ®
Learn more about how Copier Careers can keep you ahead of the curve.
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Taiko Assumes Senior Leadership Role at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (Konica Minolta) has announced senior management changes within the organization.
Print Audit Releases ICE Version 1.14
Print Audit has released an update for its Information Collection Engine (ICE), the scanning engine that powers its remote meter reading solution, Facilities Manager.
Metrofuser Opens Printer Collection Center in New Jersey
Metrofuser has announced the opening of a printer/part core collection center in New Jersey.
Balboa Expands Business Funding Team
Balboa Capital Corp. has recently added financing experts to its growing business funding team that provides working capital loans, business cash advances and flexible business loans to companies nationwide.
Print Tracker Announces Free, Fast & Easy USB Key Setup
Print Tracker has announced that Print Tracker Pre-sales License holders now have the option to prepare an unlimited number of USB keys for software deployment and quick, on-the-go assessments.
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BTA MPS Client Engagement Training Series
The BTA MPS Client Engagement Training Series, led by Mike Lecak, president of Collaborative Consultant Group, consists of six one-hour, Web-based courses designed to assist participants in the following: getting the appointment; MPS value propositions; conducting the appointment; the assessment; the proposal; deal implementation; and client management. During the six-week session, there will also be three one-hour one-on-one coaching sessions in addition to the online training sessions. During these coaching sessions, you will be working with Lecak on three of your specific accounts. You will be taking these opportunities through the sales process, from appointment through the assessment to the proposal and contract. You will have a chance to gain valuable insight while working on actual "live" prospects. For more information or to register online, click here.
16 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, senior vice president at Supplies Network, for a one-day 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.
16-18 ITEX 2013 National Conference & Expo - Las Vegas, Nev.
BTA Members: Register with discount code B300D to receive a $100 discount on All Access and Main Conference passes. For more information or to register online, click here.
17 BTA Member Appreciation Reception - Las Vegas, Nev.
From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, BTA, Digital Gateway (a subsidiary of ECi Software Solutions), GreatAmerica Financial Services Corp. and Katun Corp. will host the Member Appreciation Reception at the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Join your fellow BTA member dealers for food, drinks, networking and a great view of the Las Vegas Strip. BTA members may pick up an invitation to the reception at BTA Booth #236 on April 17 at the ITEX 2013 National Conference and Expo. For more information, click here.
24 Building My Business Webinar: "Eight Simple Rules for Getting the Most Out of Your Sales Force"
This webinar, led by Troy Harrison of SalesForce Solutions, is geared at business owners and managers, and covers the eight key components of building a sales force, from a 5,000-foot level. Included are sales planning, hiring, compensation, activity management, relationships and more. Building a world-class sales force involves more than simply "hiring and hoping." Unfortunately, too many business owners give up and go this route. It does not have to be that way. This webinar will include direct takeaways that you can use to help grow your business now and throughout 2013. For more information or to register online, click here.
25-26 FIX: Cost Management for Service Workshop - New Orleans, La.
Successful BTA dealers use their service departments to maintain profit margins as new equipment sales margins decline. FIX, BTA's popular service workshop, teaches you how to compute the cost of your service labor hour (service burden rate) and improve your overall service department profitability. Workshop instructors Ronelle Ingram and Rock Janecek will cover proven management and customer service programs to improve morale within your service department. Those struggling with MPS and IT issues can learn new management skills to help transition your staff to the realities of solution-based servicing. This is a highly interactive, energetic classroom experience. The April 25-26 workshop's fee includes admission to the AIMED Product Showcase on April 25, and the keynote speech by USPS Senior Vice President Jim Cochrane on April 26. For more information or to register online, click here.
Select Dealer Group Meeting - Bloomington, Minn.
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The April 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.
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Click here for the Office Technology archives.
CompTIA Exam Voucher Discounts
BTA member dealers may purchase discounted exam vouchers for CompTIA's CDIA+ certification direct from BTA for only $241, a $43 savings. CompTIA CDIA+ certification covers the knowledge needed for a career in the digital imaging and enterprise content management industry.
BTA member dealers may also purchase discounted exam vouchers for CompTIA's PDI+ certification direct from BTA for only $222, a $39 savings. CompTIA PDI+ certifies that an individual has the required knowledge and skills of the core operations of printing and document imaging devices. CompTIA PDI+ serves as a foundation for a career involving the service and support of printers, copier/MFPs, scanners and fax machines.
For more information, visit www.bta.org/CompTIAVouchers.
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March/April Issue of The Business Owner Posted to the BTA Website
You will need your member login and password to download. Please contact BTA at email@example.com if you do not have your member login and password. You may also access past issues of The Business Owner online. In this issue: What to Know About ROI; Negotiate with Just One Buyer (If You're Nuts); New 2013 Tax Rates & Fiscal Cliff; and much more! Click here to download.
2013 BTA Channel's Choice Ballot: Rate Your Vendor!
Each year, the Business Technology Association provides a comprehensive look at the performance of office technology hardware vendors/manufacturers based on the balloting of independent dealers. The results will determine the winners of the association's 2013 Channel's Choice Awards and will also be compiled in an in-depth report made available to all respondents to this online survey. To cast your online ballot, click here. Dealership respondents only.
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