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Resources from CompTIA Offer Tips on Operating a Successful Technology Business

Jan 25, 2017

Quick Start Guides focus on contracts, hiring, marketing, and M&A activities

Downers Grove, Ill., January 25, 2017 – Four free publications aimed at helping technology solution providers handle the challenges of operating a business are available from CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association.

The CompTIA Quick Start Guides provide industry best practices guidance on issues that can derail a business, including contracts, hiring and marketing. All of the guides are available at no charge by visiting CompTIA Insight & Tools.  

“Solutions providers, MSPs and channel partners excel when it comes to crafting technology solutions and delivering services to customers,” said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA.

“But they can get sidetracked when dealing with some of the more mundane, yet important tasks associated with running a business,” Ricker continued. “We’ve drawn on the expertise of some of the best business minds in our industry to provide common-sense guidance and easy to implement tips to address these issues.”

The CompTIA Quick Start Guide to Contracts and Negotiations offers 10 tips for working deals made with customers into formal service agreements that all parties can rely upon.

For companies looking to market themselves as a go-to source for businesses in need of IT services, the CompTIA Quick Start Guide to Planning an Event details how workshops and networking events can have a favorable impact on business.

The CompTIA Quick Start Guide to Managing a Multigenerational Workforce compiles research and practical advice on how to successfully manage the differences in technology, office culture and communication within today’s multigenerational workforce.

Merging or selling a technology business is the exit strategy of choice for many small- to-medium-sized firms. For the best outcome, owners must start planning years before the date they wish to move on. The CompTIA Quick Start Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions has practical advice for merging or selling a technology business.

All four publications – and hundreds of other guidebooks, market research reports and training resources – are available free of charge simply by becoming a CompTIA Registered User. Visit to get started.

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Steven Ostrowski