Navigator Managed IT Business Planning Session Announced for July

Cedar Rapids, IA – GreatAmerica Financial Services and Collabrance LLC announced they will hold their 7th Navigator for Managed IT Services business planning session on July 22 and 23, 2014 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The session is for office equipment and telecommunication dealers, independent VARs, and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who are building Managed IT Services into their business model. The session will add a hiring segment conducted by PathShare HR Services, a GreatAmerica Company that assists in attracting, motivating and retaining employees.

The main sessions will feature Milton Bartley, President and CEO of ImageQuest Managed Services, a successful and profitable Managed Services business. He will provide his perspective on lessons learned and his approach to Managed IT Services.  

The PathShare component will include real world examples of successful hiring decisions and personnel management. “We want to help dealers’ Managed IT Services business be successful,” said Sally Brause, Director of HR Consulting at PathShare. “We understand that Managed IT requires a specialized skill set. At Navigator, we will share our knowledge and recommendations on how to get high-performers in Managed IT positions.”

Free Navigator Webinar:
Thursday, May 22, 2:00PM Central
Thursday, June 12, 2:00PM Central

Navigator Business Planning Session including lunch and learn with PathShare
Tuesday/Wednesday, July 22-23
GreatAmerica & Collabrance Headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Interested solution providers must register for the onsite business planning session by Monday, July 14, 2014. Participants are not required to be existing GreatAmerica or Collabrance customers to take part in the Managed IT Navigator programs. For additional information or registration, contact Collabrance at 877.715.8485 or visit

About GreatAmerica Financial Services
GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation is a $1.5 billion national commercial equipment finance company. GreatAmerica is dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica provides financing and niche market-focused services in all fifty states and several U.S. Territories and has a staff of more than 400 employees with offices in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Georgia. Visit

About Collabrance LLC
Collabrance LLC is a GreatAmerica subsidiary company. As a Master MSP, Collabrance provides the tools, training and industry experts to help partners effectively and profitably enter or scale their Managed IT business. For more information about Collabrance, visit

About PathShare HR Services
PathShare helps attract, motivate, and retain employees.  To increase the likelihood of hiring success, PathShare has identified attributes of top performing personnel and developed a thorough process.  In addition, PathShare also provides tools and resources to help develop and manage personnel for maximum results. For more information about Pathshare, visit

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