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Before submitting anything or contacting anyone at Business Solutions, be sure you have a full understanding of the Business Solutions audience. Our magazine's audience is made up of VARs, ISVs, MSPs, and integrators. Our articles are written to help those readers grow their business. If your company sells to end users directly and doesn't sell through VARs, MSPs, or integrators, Business Solutions is the WRONG magazine for you and contacting us is a waste of time. Additionally, we have no interest in interviewing or writing an article/case study on an end user. Rather, we interview the VARs, MSP, ISV, or integrator on how they found the customer, solved their problem, and made money. In short, Business Solutions is all about the solutions provider, not the end user.

Finally, check out "18 Tips For Writing Content That VARs Will Love" to maximize anything you plan on writing for the Business Solutions audience.

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Business Solutions accepts a variety of contributed material for possible inclusion on our Web site and in our e-mail newsletter. Acceptable submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • News/product releases
  • Articles
    • Feature articles
    • Guest columns
    • White papers
    • Case studies
    • Tutorials
    • Market overviews
    • Application notes
    • Product reviews
    • Opinion pieces
  • Multimedia (videos, podcasts, etc.)

As for the monthly print issue of Business Solutions magazine, bylined articles are not accepted. We do accept news submissions for potential inclusion in the news section of the magazine. We do interview executives for thought leadership articles in the magazine. See the submission process below.

Submission Process
Unsolicited news and product releases are accepted via e-mail. Contributors are encouraged to include artwork such as photos, graphics, or charts with their releases.

Articles are also accepted via e-mail. Contributors are encouraged to contact the editor before submitting editorial, though this is not a requirement. An outline, abstract, or brief description of the article should be included with the e-mail. A brief biography of the author is also recommended.

Unsolicited multimedia files are not accepted via e-mail. If you are interested in submitting a multimedia file for possible inclusion on Business Solutions, please e-mail the editor with a brief description of the content, along with the file type and file size. The editor will then arrange for the most appropriate method of file transfer.

Topics
All contributed content should be tailored to the Business Solutions audience. News events, emerging technologies, industry trends and issues, and problem-solving techniques are appropriate topics as long as they are relevent to VARs, integrators, software developers, and MSPs. What does relevant mean? How to sell, make money, win business. All contributions are subject to editing for length, content, and appropriate style. Business Solutions reserves the right to deem any submission as acceptable or unacceptable.

Current technology topics of interest include:

  • mobile POS
  • mobile payments
  • BYOD
  • cloud POS
  • bar coding
  • managed services
  • cloud backup
  • backup & recovery
  • IP video surveillance
  • VMS
  • networking security
  • virtualization
  • power protection
  • digital signage
  • mobile computing

Length
News releases should be at least 200 words in length. Articles should be at least 600 words, but may be much longer, depending on the type of article.

Artwork
Contributors are encouraged to submit artwork such as photos, graphics, charts, graphs, or figures with their content. Only digital images will be accepted; JPEG and GIF formats are preferred. Image file size should be no larger than 100k. If deemed necessary, images may be subject to resizing and/or cropping.

Copyright
Contributors will be asked to grant copyright permission to Business Solutions in order to publish their submission. However, we do not require copyright ownership of contributed content, so you may submit it elsewhere after publication on Business Solutions.

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