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April 20th, 2017 | Ken Thoreson | Sales Management Guru
As an Eagle Scout, I can discuss the topic of “Be Prepared” easily, and based upon my upcoming vacation next week, it could lend more credibility. Last year, I had to catch two planes and a ferry to end up on an island in the Caribbean. While that sounds somewhat easy, it took planning and - Read More
April 19th, 2017 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The prospects for those with computer and network skills are virtually unlimited today. In fact, despite years of expansion and increasing demand, the tech industry remains one of the strongest and most lucrative job markets. U.S. tech sector employment grew to an estimated 6.9 million in 2016, an - Read More
April 18th, 2017 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
My employees are much easier to lose and harder to replace these days… This is the message more and more companies are experiencing in today’s shortage of technical talent. Anecdotal experience and studies abound to support this position, compounded by the fact that a recent report by - Read More
April 18th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
A few posts back (See Part One) I talked about some of the things you can outsource and shared some places to get started. This article will cover some basic rules for actually managing outsourced resources and give some ideas about things you cannot outsource.General Rules for - Read More
April 17th, 2017 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
SPC’s Gary Beechum and Erick Simpson Present Transformational Leadership Sessions at Ingram Micro’s 2017 Cloud Summit We’re proud to announce that SPC’s President and CEO; Gary Beechum, and Vice President and CIO; Erick Simpson, will be training and enabling Ingram - Read More
April 14th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Build a Highly Successful Appointment Setting MachineTaught by Josh Peterson, IT Coach and Trainer- Five Tuesdays - April 18 - May 16, 2017 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificFor years we’ve labored with how to get in front of more prospects. We’ve gone - Read More
April 14th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
New video posted: SOP: Stop Thinking in Terms of Margin.I'm very tired of hearing people say that they are forced to sell things for a low margin.- Spam filtering is low margin- Office 365 is low margin- Anti-Virus is low margin- Storage is low margin- Voicemail is low margin. . .  etc. - Read More
April 12th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
If you are seeing your machines reboot twice after this week’s updates, you aren’t alone. It appears to be due to an RDP patch that is included inside the rollups. Bottom line plan on it taking a little longer to reboot this month. - Read More
April 7th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I have long used a series of screening techniques to get good job applicants from Craigslist (and other sites).The problem is: Job recruiters and people who teach others to find jobs give HORRIBLE advice. They basically tell job seekers to spam the universe with their resume until someone magically - Read More
April 7th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I think I've been doing "serious" management of remote people since about 2005. The origin is a bit fuzzy because it's the kind of thing you step into a little at a time.I managed the technical side of the Work from Home program for HP's Roseville, CA plant in 1995-1996. I didn't manage any of - Read More