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Venture Pointe, Inc. Ranked as ‘Finalist’ for 2018 BBB Atlantic Torch Awards for Business Ethics

Announcing the 2018 BBB Serving Northeast Florida & the Southeast Atlantic Torch Awards and Finalist for Business Ethics Winners

 

DATE October 15, 2018: Venture Pointe, Inc. ranks ‘Finalist’ for the 2018 BBB Atlantic Torch Awards for Business Ethics.  BBB Serving Northeast Florida & The Southeast Atlantic proudly announces our 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics recipients and finalist. These local businesses generate a high level of trust among the community. 

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All for-profit businesses located in the  57 counties in North Florida, Southeast Georgia and the southernmost region of South Carolina who are in good standing with BBB Serving Northeast Florida and the Southeast Atlantic service area were eligible to apply.

 

The Torch Awards for Ethics honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character, ensuring that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics, and consequently generate trust. These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers, and their communities. The award embodies BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.

 

Without further ado, here are the 2018 winners:

 

Small Business Category:

Living Well Stores, Inc. (winner)

Venture Pointe, Inc. (finalist)

 

Medium Business Category:

Tree Tech Tree Service Inc. (winner)

 

“These businesses and their leaders help build a culture of trust, an important factor in today’s economy,” says BBB President Tom Stephens. “BBB looks forward to continuing to work with the recipients of this year’s Torch Award and expects to see a further positive impact on their local communities.”

 

BBB wants to thank all of our nominees who submitted a Torch Awards for Ethics application for your interest in celebrating ethical business practices and growing our community together.

Venture Pointe, Inc. Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

 

DATE June 27, 2018: Venture Pointe, Inc. ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

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The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.

 

As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to our unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. We weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

 

“We at Venture Pointe are extremely appreciative of being named in the Channel Futures annual MSP 501, representing the top 501 Managed Service Providers worldwide.” This is our third consecutive year being named as part of this prestigious group. We are very proud of the fact we have achieved this ranking in three of the roughly five years of our existence. “This recognition would not be possible without the great team we have at Venture Pointe and the wonderful client base that has allowed us to grow as an organization, said Jim Satterwhite, CEO of Venture Pointe.”

 

Channel Futures is pleased to honor Venture Pointe, Inc.

The MSP 501 winners and award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.

 

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

 

The full MSP 501 report, available this fall, will leverage applicant responses, interviews, and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:

 

  • Revenue growth and business models
  • Hiring trends and workforce dynamics
  • Business strategies
  • Service deliverables
  • Business tools and automation investments

 

The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.

 

Background

The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Feb. 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

 

About Venture Pointe, Inc.: Venture Pointe, Inc. was founded in December 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. A Managed Service Provider supporting companies throughout the United States with additional support reaching to India and the UK. Offices located at 8659 Baypine Road, Suite 106, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

 

Venture Pointe provides Managed Services for business environments including desktop support and builds, “Pro-Active” network protection for primarily small to mid-sized businesses. Additional services include Cloud Services, Technology Consulting, Network Administration, Application Development, Disaster Recovery and Management, Exchange Management, and VOIP Telephone services.

 

About Informa

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge, and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.  Informa has over 10,000 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kris Blackmon,

Content Director, Channel Futures

Editor, MSP 501

Kris.Blackmon@knect365.com

Venture Pointe, Inc. Ranked Among Top 100 Cloud Services Providers

7th Annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 Report Identifies Top Cloud Services Providers

 

December 14, 2017: Venture Pointe, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida ranks among the world’s Top 100 cloud services providers (CSPs), according to Channel Futures seventh-annual Takin’ Cloud (TC) 100 report.

 

Based on data from Channel Futures’ online survey, conducted between August to October 2017, the TC 100 list recognizes top cloud services providers (CSPs), including MSPs, hosting companies, cloud consultants and more. Rankings are based on annual cloud services revenue growth and input from Channel Futures editors.

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“We are truly honored to receive the recognition from Channel Futures”, said Jim Satterwhite, Chief Executive Officer for Venture Pointe, Inc. “Knowing that our team is being recognized by such a world-class organization, certainly confirms to us that we are continuing to provide a level of service and support to our clients that is achieved by very few organizations worldwide.”  We really owe our success to the diligence of our team members and our clients who keep us thinking forward.

 

“On behalf of Channel Futures, I would like to congratulate Venture Pointe, Inc. for its recognition as a Talkin’ Cloud 100 honoree,” said Nicole Henderson, a contributing editor at Channel Futures who oversees the TC 100 project. “The organizations on this year’s list demonstrate everything from technological prowess to thought leadership to business excellence across a number of functional disciplines. If you want to understand where the market is heading, watch these companies in 2018.”

 

About Venture Pointe

Venture Pointe, Inc. is a Jacksonville, Florida based Managed Service Provider founded in 2012. Providing technology services to small and large size businesses both nationally and internationally. Services include Cloud Services, proactively managed services, equipment design/maintenance/support as well as back-office technology support and consulting services.

 

About Informa

The Channel Futures brand is part of Informa which operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge, and events business. With more than 7,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies, including North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  For additional information on Informa, visit www.Informa.com and for information on Channel Futures, visit www.ChannelFutures.com.  

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Jim Satterwhite, CEO

Jim.Satterwhite@venturepointe.com

904.351.8101

Channel Futures

Nicole Henderson, Content Director, Channel Futures and ITPro

nicole.henderson@informa.com

Venture Pointe, Inc. Ranked Among Top 100 Cloud Services Providers

October 20, 2017:  Congratulations to Venture Pointe!  “TechServe Alliance is thrilled to honor the 2017 class of Excellence Award to companies that are the best in the industry.  It is my pleasure to inform you that your firm (Venture Pointe) has been selected to receive the 2017 TechServe Alliance Excellence Award!”

 

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“In light of the growing applicant pool, earning an Excellence Award this year is truly a mark of distinction. We again congratulate the winners of the 2017 TechServe Alliance Excellence Awards and look forward to continuing to support and recognize exemplary performance in our industry.”  –With Best Wishes for continued success,
Mark B. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer
TechServe Alliance

 

About TechServe Alliance

 

TechServe Alliance is the premier IT & engineering staffing association dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT & engineering staffing and solutions industry.  Hundreds of IT & engineering staffing and solutions firms and tens of thousands of affiliated professionals, count on TechServe Alliance to keep their leadership informed, engaged and connected. TechServe Alliance members represent diverse technical fields, but they have several things in common:

 

  • Collaborative networking and knowledge-sharing for the collective benefit of all.
  • Keen understanding of operational and market trends that impact their performance.
  • Commitment to fair business practices and high ethical code of conduct standards.

 

TechServe Alliance Excellence Awards

 

The TechServe Alliance Excellence Awards were developed to shine a spotlight on the performance leaders in the industry. The awards honor and acknowledge IT & engineering staffing and solutions firms that deliver outstanding performance, team productivity, and commitment to continuous improvement.

 

The pursuit of excellence reflects a commitment to the future of your business, the quality you deliver to clients and the career opportunities you provide as an employer of choice. Winning a TechServe Excellence Award is a demonstration of that commitment and a clear differentiator in the marketplace.  Visit TechServe Alliance for additional information.

 

Venture Pointe, is located at 8659 Baypine Road, Suite 106, Jacksonville, Florida; For more information please visit our web page at www.venturepointe.com, or give us a call at 904.351.8101.

Venture Pointe Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by Penton Technology’s MSPmentor

10th Annual MSP 501 Ranking and Study Identifies
World’s Most Progressive MSPs in Information Technology
June 19, 2017: Venture Pointe, Inc ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to MSPmentor’s 10th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds.
This year’s MSP 501 list and study showcases the top ranked MSPs worldwide.

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Jim Satterwhite, Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Venture Pointe added; “Venture Pointe is proud to once again be named by MSPmentor as one of the top 501 Managed Service Providers in the world. This is our second year in a row to be named as part of the prestigious recognition. We are particularly proud of the fact that Venture Pointe has been able to achieve this ranking two of the four years we have been in existence.” We look at this award as continued recognition of our deep commitment to quality and timely service for all of our clients.

 

“On behalf of MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate Venture Pointe, Inc. for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree,” said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2017 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”

 

The 2017 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from Feb. 16 through May 15, 2017. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

Venture Pointe is a locally managed service provider supporting companies with day to day support of their technology needs. Having specific concentration in desk top and server design, build and maintenance. Venture Pointe also provides VoIP telephone system build and support, POS machines, private Cloud backups and environments, staff augmentation, relocation services and business system consulting.

 

Venture Pointe, is located at 8659 Baypine Road, Suite 106, Jacksonville, Florida; For more information please visit our web page at www.venturepointe.com, or give us a call at 904.351.8101.

If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Jim Satterwhite

mspentorjimNovember 2, 2016:  Jim Satterwhite, President and COO of Venture Pointe, based in Jacksonville, Fla., shares three suggestions he’d apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today.

 

  1. Be disciplined in adhering to your strategic focus – A lot of new MSPs – and we found ourselves in the same problem initially – you’re going to open your door, you want business, and you’re willing to take anybody’s business. But that doesn’t necessarily bode well with your focus. So, just understand your focus around your vertical, develop the type of client you want and stay within that parameter. As an early-start MSP, you kind of let your clients drive you sometimes out of that vertical. For example, our kind of moniker is that we want to be their single point of contact for all their technology needs. Unfortunately, sometimes that makes you lose focus. You sell them and maintain their printers, then you quickly find your clients asking you if can you sell them ink as well. That just distracts you from your focus. Establish your focus and stay in it.
  2. Strive for deeper relationships with clients – Take the time to sit down with your clients. It speaks to the service level you’re wanting to obtain; the partnership that you need. If people think you’re there to sell them something all the time, they’re not going to be a partner. They’re not going to give you referrals. They’re not going to call you just to ask your opinion; to give you that resell opportunity. Establish a regular conversation with your clients. Develop very concise reporting as to what they want to see, not what you think they want to see. That will provide you the opportunity to better understand their needs.
  3. Establish a technology plan for your clients – If I was going to start a new (MSP) now, I would do that earlier than when we did. We kind of got our clients going, then we circled back to them later. And we found a lot of surprises. Early on in your relationship, when you set your business up with your client, understand what they want to do next year, in 18 months. Then you can better adapt to help them. Good example of that is, we got a client. They had three operational shops around the state of Florida. We didn’t ask the question early enough, quite frankly, and about a year into it, they ballooned to nine shops within the state. We had to play catch up. If I had to start over again, I would spend more time to understand the future direction of the client so that you can adequately prepare yourself, through making sure you have the right bandwidth and that you have the right level of staff; appropriate type of staff to support that type of growth of your client.

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Venture Pointe Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by Penton Technology’s MSPmentor

9th Annual MSP 501 Ranking and Study Identifies
World’s Most Progressive MSPs in Information Technology

 

June 23, 2016: Venture Pointe ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to Penton Technology’s 9th-annual MSP 501 list and study. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds. Collectively, they amassed $9.82 billion in sales in 2015 and increased their oversight of technology devices to more than 5.6 million.

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The complete 2016 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor. In addition to honoring Venture Pointe, this year’s MSP 501 list and study showcases the following:

 

  • The top ranked MSPs in North America
  • The top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • The top MSPs in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • The top Small Business MSPs’ list, comprised of organizations with 10 or fewer employees
  • The top vertical markets pursued by MSP 501 companies
  • The leading tools they leverage to run their businesses
  • And the top technologies they provide to customers

 

“We’re honored to be ranked on this year’s MSP 501 list,” said Jim Satterwhite, Chief Operating Officer, Venture Pointe. “It’s nice to see our company’s dedication to a progressive business model designed to serve the evolving needs of the SMB market recognized.  Being named to this list validates our industry leadership.”

 

“On behalf of Penton and MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate Venture Pointe for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree,” said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2016 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”

 

The 2016 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from March through April 2016. The MSP 501 list recognizes top manaaged service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors. In addition to a ranking on the MSP 501 list, every company that participated in the study has been assigned a score reflecting its intrinsic value. The measure, known as the Total Service Provider (TSP) score, evaluates an MSP’s mix of revenue from various activities, including consulting, cloud, reselling and managed services.

 

About Venture Pointe

 

Venture Pointe, a managed service provider in Jacksonville FL, provides IT solutions to businesses of all sizes. Our leadership team has over five decades of combined experience in the IT industry. We employ an expert staff trained to handle technology issues at any level. We work closely with all of our clients to analyze business structure and network needs so that we can create a custom-fit solutions that will meet all connectivity and security requirements. For more information, visit www.venturepointe.com.

 

About Penton’s channel brands

 

Penton’s channel brands , define emerging IT markets and disrupt established IT markets. The brands’ channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor, The VAR Guy, Talkin’ Cloud and the WHIR.

 

About Penton

 

Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow. Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.

Contacts:

Jim Satterwhite, Chief Operating Officer, Venture Pointe

jim.satterwhite@venturepointe.com

Penton:

Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor

aldrin.brown@penton.com

Venture Pointe Ranked to the First Annual Clarity TSP List

Jacksonville FL, June 23, 2016 – Venture Pointe, a leading provider of comprehensive managed IT and cloud services, today announced that it has been named to the first annual Clarity Total Service Provider (TSP) List in conjunction with Penton Technology’s worldwide MSPmentor 501 List. Venture Pointe ranks on the Clarity TSP list which measures a company’s revenue health, productivity and business model.

 

“We’re honored to be ranked on this year’s TSP 501 list,” said Jim Satterwhite, Chief Operating Officer, Venture Pointe. “It’s nice to see our company’s dedication to a progressive business model designed to serve the evolving needs of the SMB market recognized.  Being named to this list validates our industry leadership.”

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The TSP 501 List is based on data collected by MSPmentor and Clarity Intelligence Platform. Rankings are determined based on a healthy recurring revenue mix, value added consulting services and revenue per employee benchmarks.

 

“On behalf of Penton, MSPmentor and Clarity,  I would like to congratulate Venture Pointe for its recognition as a TSP 501 honoree,” said Jim Lippie, CEO of Clarity. “The managed service provider market is moving at a rapid rate and the companies showcased on the 2016 TSP 501 list represent organizations with the most evolved business models who have positioned themselves well for future growth.”

 

About Clarity

 

Clarity Intelligence Platform is designed to provide MSPs with the business intelligence that allows them benchmark their own business and drive more value into their client relationships through the aggregation of SMB data. For more information, please go to www.clarityintelplatform.com

For personal, customized IT services, contact Venture Pointe today!