Channel Partner Alliance
What makes the Channel Partner Alliance different from ALL other groups? It is all about building best business practices for a sustainable recurring revenue MSP business model. We accomplish this through a Mastermind Peer-Group business education and experience. Mastermind peer-groups are relatively new to most people, even though Napoleon Hill created the concept around 75 years ago (Read his book “Think and Grow Rich”). A Mastermind group is designed to help you navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of others.
Typical Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a small group setting. It helps you and your mastermind group members to sharpen your business and personal skills to achieve greater success. Participants challenge each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them.
First you create a goal, then a plan to achieve it. The group helps you with creative ideas and wise decision-making. Problems are solved through peer brainstorming and collective, creative thinking. Then, as you begin to implement your plan, you bring both, success stories and obstacles to the group.
The group requires commitment, confidentiality, willingness to give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. In many ways, Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates and supportive colleagues.
In a mastermind group, the agenda belongs to the group. Each person’s participation and commitment is key. Your mastermind partners give you feedback, help you brainstorm new possibilities, and set up accountability structures that keep you focused and on track. This creates a community of supportive colleagues who brainstorm together and move to new heights.
Your mastermind group is like having an objective board of directors, a success team, and a peer advisory group, all rolled into one.
We have taken this decades-old business-building activity, modernized it for today’s fast moving digital business World and customized it for the IT channel.
This is the next step for the TechnoPlanet team. We work with more VARs and MSPs in each of the target countries to help them grow and get prepared for the many future challenges in today’s IT evolution. If you have been following the past 3 decades of growth of the TechnoPlanet organization, then you will see that this is a natural and exciting next step. Learn more about all we do in the Channel at www.technoplanet.com
A Mastermind group is NOT for you if you are:
- not willing to fully lean in and participate
- not willing to be vulnerable and honest
- a negative or deeply sarcastic person
- not able to commit to attending meetings
A Mastermind group is for you if you are:
- looking to surround yourself with highly motivated people
- able to accept help and learn from the mistakes of others
- looking to reinforce positive steps with accountability
- willing to invest in yourself
How does our “Mastermind” peer-group program work?
The HOT Seat
One of the most powerful tools in a MasterMind group is the “Hot Seat”. The Hot Seat is when a member is given the focus from the collective experience of the group to solve a specific and immediate issue that will be of utmost benefit to them. In this structured environment, the Hot Seat participant will receive definite steps, expertise, resources and even encouragement to move forward. (An interesting side effect of the Hot Seat is that everyone usually is able to get something useful from the discussion that they can apply.)
Accountability is everything! Without it, goals will never be reached. Accountability in front of your peers is a very powerful motivator. It gets the job done and gives huge reward. This accountability will help you keep moving towards your goals with more power than you thought you had as your peers and coaches support and cheer you on. This very special peer-to-peer accountability will help every team member to step up and get the job done right!
Feedback and the power of an honest NO
Getting feedback from friends and family will most likely not give you the honest or brutal truth that you need in business. How much time and money could you save by avoiding mistakes? In a Mastermind group, you will get honest, yet respectful feedback from your peers who truly understand the situation. While great ideas will be encouraged, bad ideas will be exposed. In some cases, a simple course correction might make the difference between success and failure, while for others, giving up on a bad idea might be the best thing that happens to them!
Commitment to Help
“There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”
There is something incredibly rewarding when you are able to help someone solve an issue or give them feedback that truly changes their lives. Try it to feel it for yourself! Open yourself to a fellowship of incredible individuals whose combined experience will allow each member to leap past their competitors. We dare say that many Mastermind members of the group actually do become close friends. And, with the expanded community of the many other groups, there is a growing group-force that continues to empower every member.
Day one starts with with a 3-hour Mastermind session, as usual, professionally facilitated. This is the birthplace of where relationships will start to develop and the group can build a consensus on those topics where external, expert support and team working can achieve transformational change! As one outcome from the session, the group will provisionally agree the topics and coaches who they would like to attend future Workshops. From the range of coaches available, the group may wish to focus on specific topics or to spread the subject matter for broader impact.
Dependent on the membership level selected, the number of Coach-supported Workshops will vary as will the provision of interim “virtual” sessions, each designed to maintain focus and momentum.
In addition to the shared component of the program, all participants will have access to a defined number of virtual, one-to-one Coaching sessions which can be selected to support group themes or pursue more specific areas of interest.
Ask about our all-female peer groups! All women have the choice to join an all-female group.
The Channel Partner Alliance helps its members to leverage suppliers’ Marketing Development Funds to subsidize their membership fees, get an e-procurement tool to check price, availability and place orders with all major IT distributors in real time and reduce a wide variety of business costs. Out of the gate, members receive tangible and valuable benefits worth over $4,000 with zero risk. It’s FREE to join! Ask for details or join now!
Membership comes with great privileges!
At a minimum, Members of The Channel Partner Alliance get the support necessary to constantly improve their business skills through “Mastermind” Peer-Groups. The on-going exchange of ideas and support of the coaches and peers are the key drivers of success.
As we generate and leverage more Marketing Development Funds from vendors and distributors to subsidize the members’ fees, the benefits will pile on! This includes deeper discounts on a wide variety of products, tools and related services that will continue to impact their businesses.
The Channel Partner Alliance was exclusively built for VARs, MSPs, ITSPs, MSSPs and ISVs in the IT Channel. We are constantly adding more benefits to meet the needs of our members!
Most would agree that running any company on best business practices is a good thing. The most successful channel partners already know that the only way to maximize profitability is to run on best practices. That future-proofs their business! We also know that best practices never remain best forever. As the customer buying journey changes, it is necessary for businesses to adapt. The Channel Partner Alliance is always adjusting its content and methods to help its members stay on the leading edge.
If you are just not sure about your current business practices, then simply start by taking the free online Best Business Practice Assessment. Exclusively developed for VARs, MSPs. MSSPs and ITSPs.
You do NOT have to be a CPA member in order to access the Channel Mastermind Program. You can choose to pay your fees for any Channel Mastermind Program and opt-out from being a CPA member. In this case, we will not seek any MDF funds on your behalf and the additional CPA benefits will not be accessible to you.
Channel Partner Alliance benefits can be broken down into four areas:
- The Channel Mastermind Peer-Group Program
- The Vendors’ and Distributors’ special CPA member incentives and discounts
- Free access to an e-procurement tool to check their prices and availability (in real-time) as well as place online orders to most major distributors from ONE dashboard! Something like the “travago” of the IT supply chain.
- Free access to powerful resources to help you find the right third-party tools to run your business. There are about 30 moving parts to any successful channel partner’s business and we have a tool for that! Start by telling us what you need or let us help you figure that out! Our recommendations are FREE!
Channel Partner Alliance membership benefits will always continue to build…As we partner with more vendors, distributors and related suppliers, members will immediately benefit from no-effort MDF claims, more funding and possibly better pricing.
Remember that the Channel Partner Alliance group is 100% about helping its members to improve ALL of their best business practices. You will see big sustainable and predictable benefits like more sales, more profits and more efficiency. This eventually leads to having more time to do whatever you want to do! Best practices do matter!
Experience it before you buy!
Words, websites and videos can only do so much to help you understand the true value of this program. The only way to really know if this is right for you is to experience it first-hand. For that hands-on experience, you can simply attend one of our events. Alternatively, you can book a one-on-one talk with a consultant.
For Vendors and Distributors
You can become a “CPA Supply Partner” to Channel Partner Alliance to help your channel partners to improve their businesses and grow sales. All you have to do is agree to support your partners who are also CPA members with your MDF funds to help them pay for their fees. That’s it! If you wish to offer CPA members a special group discount pricing, then they will appreciate that too, but it is not a requirement (FYI, 100% of any discounts are always passed on to CPA members). The goal is simply to help your partners leverage some MDF to subsidize their membership fees proportionately, based on their sales. Sign up then sit back as you monitor the sales growth of your CPA member partners, year over year! Join the Vendors who have already sponsored complete mastermind groups for their partners to measure the actual ROI. Compare the group’s performance as they go through the program with other partners to easily measure the impact on your sales. Contact us to learn more!