Blueprint for Success
A complete, proven strategy for building a profitable managed services business.

SolarWinds N-able's proven, one-of-a-kind Blueprint for Success sets out a complete strategy for building a profitable managed services business in as little as 90 days. The Blueprint is based on SolarWinds N-able's nine years of leadership in the managed services industry and our pioneering work helping more than 2,000 IT service providers build thriving businesses.

An integrated program comprised of our proven business methodologies and one-to-one consulting and mentoring from an SolarWinds N-able Partner Development Specialist, the Blueprint is designed to provide the expertise needed to generate a rapid ROI from your managed services offerings.


  • Confidence and security of working with a dedicated Partner Development Specialist and using them as a sounding board for critical decision-making
  • Exclusive access to proven business tools and methodologies not available anywhere else
  • Build a truly strategic solution that takes into account all aspects of your business and what you want to achieve with it
  • Dramatically reduce your risk by implementing SolarWinds N-able's Blueprint with one-to-one consultation from a managed services expert


  • A proprietary methodology for developing IT service offerings as well as marketing and selling managed services
  • Specialized course content drawn from SolarWinds N-able University with a knowledge base built through hundreds of partner engagements, plus specialized and experienced curriculum and content designers
  • Exclusive tools to apply the knowledge, processes and best practices
  • Work one-on-one with a dedicated consultant on your MSP business

A Systematic Approach to Building Your Business

Using the Business Blueprint System, you can:

  • Set initial objectives to determine what you want to achieve with your services. Your SolarWinds N-able Partner Development Specialist will tailor the program to meet your objectives.
  • Assess your current capabilities to measure your business from multiple perspectives, including technical and business skills, strategic direction and service inventory. This helps guide the development of service offerings.
  • Segment your customer and prospect base to identify what needs must be targeted by the program you build.
  • Ensure your service offerings are suited to your market and business by defining the structure and components, from features and service bundles to pricing and ongoing support.
  • Develop your marketing and sales program, refining your sales messaging, creating collateral and campaigns, building sales compensation plans and training your sales team.