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Ernest Announces Pinehurst Presidents Club Trip

AireSpring October Promos: Haunting Bonuses PLUS Win One of 10 iPod Nanos

Access2Go Program

Flat Rate Toll Free and DID Origination    BBCOM

MicroCorp - 4 Consecutive Years as a Top 50 Channel Program

Which Conferencing provider has raving fans... not just customers?    the Conference Group

Broadview Networks:  2x Comp

Ready. Set. Go with CMS.

Ready to boost your sales?    CPI Communications

WEBINAR TODAY! SIP is Selling! Don't miss it!    TMC Communications

Intelisys' retention & escalation process is your solution.

Commission River Wants Your Crumbs!

WTG Best in Show in DC!

Wow... Transbeam's 3Meg Ethernet and Unlimited PRI... $1299...

Seasoned CenturyLink Executive Joins Master Agency Leadership Team    TeleSource

PowerNet Global Special October Promo

Outreach Releases "Abundant Benefits", A complete Health Insurance and Benefits Package for Independent Agents.

How Can You Earn Your Share of One Million Dollars?    Five Star Communications

Alliance Cost Containment:  Delivering Results.

Customer-Centric Coverage vs. Carrier-Centric    Accel Networks

How Complete is Your Product Offering?    Venicom

Bandwave Systems "Aggregating Cable Nationwide"

Enhance your Project Management and Back Office Support Team    Clere Communications

All the Connectivity. None of the Tears.    Nitel

Agents Wanted!    N.E.T.

Calling All Agents:  New "Business Essentials" Agent Program!    TouchTone Communications

Find Success through our Expertise.    TBI

MPLS Workshop at ITEXPO West - No Charge, All Attendees Welcome    MegaPath

Join the CTG3 Agent Alliance

If you want to make money in energy, you need more than getting a price.      Alternative Utility Services

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Own a Conference Service Company    WholesaleConference

Visit BullsEye Telecom at 2010 Channel Partner Conference & Expo Booth #2028

Best Int'l Carrier HGC Seeks Best US Agents & Partners. Meet us in Washington DC.

Get More Equipment Partner Leads with ATEL's Cash for Equipment Program

New Edge with Voice. Freedom of Choice.

Lower your electric bill today.    Great American Power

Stop Losing Sales to Time Warner Cable by Joining Them Instead of Fighting Them!

Meet 5 Star Management at the Channel Partners Conference

5 Reasons to Visit the WCS Booth in Washington DC

RSVP for the SimpleSignal 'Cloud Kool Aid' Cocktail Party in DC, Monday 4-6pm

How 'Granite Guard' Keeps Multi-Location Customers 'Sticky'

Bandwidth Builders Announce Business Commissions

An elephant never forgets: SIP trunking at Booth #3007    TelePacific Communications

Visit us at Booth 2026 at Channel Partners    American Telesis

Celebrate with us at the DC Channel Show - Booth #4028    Telesphere

Join the Growing Community of Cloud Partners    Smoothstone

Get paid... FAST! Great Rates on Dedicated LD    EnTelegent Solutions

Visit Color Broadband at Booth 2045 in Washington DC

The Telecom Contract Lawyer You Need at a Price You Can Afford    Ben Bronston

There's Never Been A Better Time to Make Money with Qwest.

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Recent News and Blog Posts

CVx & ITEXPO Review & 10 Quick Take-a-Ways

Is there a perfect trade show for telecom agents, channel partners and voice, Internet and data vendors to go to where they can all find each other and get rich quick?

Probably not. Are there shows with lot's of possibilities? Yes. Click here to read TA's review of the 2010 CVx at the LA ITEXPO.

CenturyLink Exec Joins TeleSource, Helps Position as Best RBOC & TEM Master Agency

How do you ensure your master agency builds on it's image as one of the best master agencies for multi-location businesses and their consultants? Hire executives with strong experience with the local business phone companies...

Everything You Need to Know About Online Marketing for Telecom Agents Distilled to One Word

Need to strengthen or supercharge your online marketing to boost your sales of voice, Internet and data but you don't have time to go back to school for that marketing degree? Here's really all you need to know...

Last Week's News and Blog Posts

Keep Selling One Communications to Customers or Wait? TA Interviews Agents and Executives

If you sell in the Northeast or Midwest you're likely grappling with the decision to sell for or compete against One Communications in light of their published credit and debt challenges. Click here to see what some TA members are doing...

Expert Channel Observations from CLEC Owner Chris Barton of  Wholesale Carrier Services after CP

Ever wonder what the really smart telecom business owners are doing to survive and even prosper in today's business environment? We do - that's why we like to talk to Chris Barton. Click here to hear what Chris is doing...

TBI Positions as Best Master Agent for SIP, Multiple Types of Network Access & ADTRAN Phone Systems

"Who ya gonna call" when you need a master agency with street experience in today's cutting edge solutions like SIP, multiple network access types AND business phone systems like ADTRAN? Start with TBI. Click here to view TBI's trade show videos to learn more...

"White Label Conferencing" Vendors Square Off in TA's First "Solution Shootout" Today

Now that you're sold on the idea of selling your own conferencing solution to your existing client base, how do you pick the best white label conferencing provider? Pick four and ask them to "shoot it out" of course...

Previous News and Blog Posts


10 "Take-a-Ways" from the Fall Channel Partners Show in D.C.

    Stop Losing Sales to Cable. Join Them, Don't of Fight Them

Need Microsoft-in-the-Cloud to Close a Big VoIP Deal? Meet Alteva

    "Easiest to Sell" Hosted Vendor, SimpleSignal's "Cloud Kool Aid"

Top Int'l Carrier HGC Seeks First US Partners, Meet Them in DC

    BullsEye Telecom Earns National CLEC & POTs Accreditation

Will "Granite Guard" Tilt POTs Consolidation Advantage to Granite?

    Transbeam Beats Big 3 in NYC & Boston for 170 Seat VoIP Deal

The Reseller Created To Serve Master Agents: Meet EnTelegent

    Carrier Quote Shop Demo for 12-Location Prospect

How Agents Help Customers Without Switching Their Carriers

    Voting Period One Third Done, Which Vendors are Winning?

Hiring B2B "Pay for Performance" Inside Sales Associates

    Meet MicroCorp, The "Ritz-Carlton" of Master Agency

The Telecom Contract Lawyer You Need at a Price You Can Afford

    Why CPI Claims "Best Master Agent for Equipment VARs" Title

Should BullsEye Telecom Receive TA "Accredited Vendor" Status?

    How Should TA Sub-Divide the "Hosted VoIP" Vendor Category?

PowerNet Global is Hiring - Agent Development Manager

    Marketing Content for Your End-User Blogs & Newsletters

Telarus, Telnes, CPI & Conference Group Lead Awards Voting

    Learn "Sticky Strategies" at September Channel Partner Show

Energent/WTG Showcases How Agents Profit from Energy Sales

    TelePacific Opens Recorded Agent Training Webinar Library

MegaPath Mergers Benefit Telecom Agents & Channel Partners

    5th Annual "Members Choice" Awards Program Open for Voting

TelePacific to Acquire O1's SMB Customers and Network

    How to Sell Conferencing Using the Perfect "5-Point Pitch"

TMC+GLOBALINX: Perfect union of a sales and an agent support?

    Need a Great IP Closer for Your Big Deal? Meet Diana Tedrow

Losing to Cable & Verizon Fiber? Sell it Through Bandwave Instead!

    Earning Commission on "411" Calls? You Should!

Losing Multi-Location Referrals Over Billing/Proposal Mis-Match?

    Agent's Energy Selling Experience Bucks Conventional Wisdom

Is Nuvio's Hosted VoIP Best for Under $500/mo Customers?

    5 Star Shows 4 Ways to Earn with Energy Consulting

PAETEC Buys Biggest Avaya Dealer/Equip. Integrator in West

    You Sell it Once, Windstream Grows it Forever! (That's good!)

Color Broadband: The Only Telco Carrier You Need in Los Angeles

    Is CPI the Best Master Agent for Equipment VARs?

Granite Does Multi-Location POTs Accounts in Canada

    Video Shows Easy Conference Resale for Agents

TeleSource Video Shows Vendor-Neutral TEM Software for Agents

    Should agents signal religion in their corporate communications?

Qwest Announces Commission & Program Changes

    Selling Multi Location MPLS Networks? New Edge share...

Nine Marketing Tips I've Recently Learned for my Business

    Everybody Loves Chris: Why Qwest Agents Aren't Worried

Best Qwest Master Agent? Meet Five Star Communications

    Need Some Advice From "Mr. Qwest"? Call CTG3's Dave...

Qwest Merges With CenturyTel. Good News for Agents?

    MegaPath + Covad = What (for agents)?

Love or Hate GTT or WBSconnect? Agent feedback needed...

    MegaPath Launches MPLS Enabled Hosted VoIP MLEs

MegaPath Shares 2010 Vision for Multi Location IP Agents

    Vetting Granite Telecom for TA Accredited Vendor Status

Facebook: An Important Tool For Telecom Marketing

    1-Page, Multi-Carrier Telecom Voice and Data Product Matrix

Granite Channel Chief Charlie Pagliazzo: March 2010 in Vegas

    Why Choose Granite Telecom for POTs Consolidation

Why MLE POTs Agent Marc Metzger Recommends Granite

    Alliance Cost Containment Helps TA Members "Get More Pie"

Selling Multi-Location ("MLE") Accounts: Joe Erickson Interview

    Selling Multi-Location ("MLE") Accounts: Jay Morris Interview

"Reverse" Disaster Recovery Pioneered by ATL Communications

    Top Telarus Agents Share Success Tips at Telarus Agent Expo

NuVox "SIP Video" Makes a Confusing Concept SImPle!

    Why Nuvox Agents Should Love the Windstream Deal

Windstream Reveals Unique 2010 Vision at Telarus Agent Expo

    MegaPath Sales VP Shares 2010 Vision at Telarus Agent Expo

Qwest Predicts Business Tech Trends at Telarus' Expo

    Telarus Has "The Best" Technology for Agents & Partners?

The "Back Story" Video

    nstant Free Multi-Carrier Quotes for Any Agent from Telarus

Qwest Multi-Location Case Study Training at Telarus Expo

    Telecom, Gardening & Glass Blowing in Las Vegas?

Netstar Email Newsletter for Their Customers & Prospects

    Telarus and Airvae Provide Turn-Key Agent Marketing

TouchTone Moving Tips for Customers Changing Office Locations

    How CDW (an IT VAR) Successfully Sells Carrier Services

Selling SIP & VoIP: Telesphere Sales VP Talks to TA

    The Multi-Location Buyer's Guide (Did We Get it Right?)

How TA Uses Social Media (Blogs, Facebook Pages & More)

    DIY Marketing: Top 10 Business Website Tools We Use

TMC Trains Agents on Hot Solutions for 2010

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Granite US-wide POTs, data, cabling & customized billing

BullsEye Telecom Nationwide CLEC, POTs, IP migration

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Qwest Voice, data, Internet and managed solutions carrier

TBI Access all LECs & CLECs, managed services & equipment

Telarus Best master agent for equipment VARs  Watch video

Ernest Large multi location
account specialty, POTs & data

WCS 80 carriers & 130 services on 1 bill. Easy wholesale, TEM

CPI National master agency specializing in customer service

Oldest and safest master agency with best service

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Steve Roy  303.663.6700
MPLS + voice & data quotes

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Qwest, CenturyLink, Embarq

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