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January 22nd, 2017 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
With the NFIB optimism index the highest since 2004, will this renewed optimism translate into increased business for the MSP / VAR Community? The National Federation of Independent Businesses (www.nfib.com) index jumped 7.4 points in December 2016 to 105.8 points.  With the NFIB representing - Read More
 
January 20th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Two hundred people registered for the "State of the Nation" address for SMB IT this week. Not everyone could make it. The webinar was recorded and you can get it for free on my book site: www.SMBBooks.com.Just head over the to the Free Stuff (Really) section to download it.Note: Free orders (zero - Read More
 
January 19th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
https://networkdefend.blogspot.com/2016/09/fix-windows-10-error-0x8007003b-when.html The fix is coming soon. But man, it’s making me seriously consider that I need to not rely on Windows basic indexing as a network feature going forward.  This has taken much too long to fix. - Read More
 
January 16th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am happy to announce a great new product from my brother Manuel. He's put together a great "Seed" document to get you started on organizing your SOPs (which he calls SAPs just to confuse you).More information and details at SMB Books. This is a zip file with a four-page white paper and a  60 - Read More
 
January 15th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Last Fall we announced that my brother Manuel would be releasing his new book in 2017.Well, it's here!We are now shipping Getting to the Next Level: A Blueprint for Taking You and Your Business to the Top!Available in Hardbound on Amazon orin Hardbound or PDF at SMBBooks.Getting to the next level - Read More
 
January 12th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
SMB Techfest is held four times a year in Anaheim. It is well worth the effort to attend.I try to go at least three times per year because the content is always changing. Great presentations, great vendors, and all kinds of nice people to hang out with for a day.Register for free with you follow - Read More
 
January 12th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Got a note from my friend Ken Thoreson over at Acumen Management Group. They are putting on a boot camp training specifically for Sales Managers.I bought recordings of some of Ken's trainings several years ago and I've been a fan ever since.This program starts February 24th and go for eight live - Read More
 
January 10th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
So here’s many of the scripts and links I’ve accumulated and used to “de-consumerize” Windows 10 at the office: Removing the unwanted apps in Windows 10 Step one: Download this zip file taken from this blog site. Extract the file, launch PowerShell. Enter the following - Read More
 
January 9th, 2017 | Ken Thoreson | Sales Management Guru
We hear these comments all the time: Revenues are flat We have too much to do, we don’t have time to build a sales organization I am frustrated with my sales team, do I have the right team? I have a problem growing sales profitably My pipeline is full, but nothing is closing I don’t think - Read More
 
January 9th, 2017 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
Many businesses have taken the office out of the office and placed their operations on the web. Digital tools have made it easier and more affordable to do business even when employees are away from the office. Your business can follow the 7 step sales process via the phone, or one of the many - Read More
 

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