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There’s a Reason Your IT Business Isn’t Growing As Fast As You’d Like…

Do these business growth challenges sound familiar?

  • You don’t have documented processes for marketing, sales and service delivery that everyone follows to eliminate guesswork, increase efficiencies and fuel growth
  • Your operational, marketing, sales and service delivery platforms are not properly configured to easily provide the business data you need to grow
  • You lack a proven formula that identifies if you’re overstaffed or understaffed in key business units, and who and when to hire next, based on business and revenue growth targets
  • It’s difficult to determine your true costs of service delivery for flat-fee services to confirm and maintain your gross margins
  • You’re not sure that you’ve bundled and priced your services properly to accelerate sales and help overcome pricing and sales objections
  • You haven’t yet been able to eliminate project scope creep and scope seep 100%, resulting in missed milestones and extended timelines, eroding margins for initially more profitable projects
  • You tend to focus on technical solutions rather than business outcomes, prompting your clients to negotiate on price much of the time
  • You aren’t conducting QBRs properly and consistently to properly reflect your strategic value to clients and have them agree to and budget for new projects on a regular basis
  • IF YOU DON’T DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, you won’t evolve into a more profitable, efficient strategic business organization able to hire the skilled talent necessary to grow to the next level

 

If they do, you need to watch this On-Demand Webcast…

What You’ll Learn:

  • Our 11 “Herbs and Spices” for accelerated business growth and the areas to focus on to overcome the bottlenecks in each of your key business units
  • How to lead and manage all of your billable technical resources against performance KPIs and what those KPIs should be
  • How to conduct a Quarterly Business Review properly with each of your “A” and “B” clients to uncover additional project and service opportunities that they’ll agree to budget for

Presented by Erick Simpson

Vice President and CIO of SPC International, Erick is an IT and MSP Cloud Business and Channel Improvement Expert, Author, Speaker and Consultant

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Erick Simpson
  • 30 year’s experience in the IT industry as a CTO and CIO
  • Business Process Improvement Expert
  • DISC Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst – CPBA
  • PIAV Certified Professional Values Analyst – CPVA
  • Question Based Selling Methodologies Certified
  • Question Based Selling Advanced Methodologies Certified
  • 100 Most Visible Channel Leaders – Jay McBain
  • 2 Time ChannelPro 20/20 Visionary – ChannelPro
  • Managed Services Thought Leader – MSPMentor
  • Industry Expert – Kaseya
  • SMB 150 – SMB Nation
  • 3 Time MSPMentor 250 – MSPMentor
  • SBSC Partner Advisory Board – Microsoft
  • Local Engagement Team Advisor – Microsoft
  • Managed Services Advisory Council – CompTIA
  • IT Industry Advisory Council – Expetec
  • Go To Market Program Advisor – Cisco
  • Go To Market Program Advisor – Intel

The post There’s a Reason Your IT Business Isn’t Growing As Fast As You’d Like… appeared first on SPC Managed Services Blog for MSPs.

About the Author

An IT executive, advisor, author, speaker and consultant specializing in strategic business growth and improvement.

Erick Simpson is a strategic IT business executive and organization development consultant experienced in improving top and bottom-line business performance by increasing operational efficiencies, boosting marketing and lead generation outcomes, accelerating sales velocity and shortening sales cycles and maximizing service delivery efficiencies.

One of the most prolific, recognized and sought-after IT, Cloud and Managed Services business improvement and transformation experts, consultants, authors and speakers in the industry, Erick has contributed to numerous industry publications and events and has authored 40 business improvement best practice guides and 4 best-selling books including "The Guide to a Successful Managed Services Practice", the definitive book on Managed Services, and the follow-ups in his Managed Services Series “The Best I.T. Sales & Marketing BOOK EVER!” and “The Best I.T. Service Delivery BOOK EVER!” and “The Best NOC and Service Desk Operations BOOK EVER!”.

Erick leverages over 20 years of experience in the IT industry as an Enterprise CIO, VAR, MSP, Vendor, Educator, Advisor and Consultant; and hundreds of successful strategic vendor, manufacturer, distributor and IT solution provider, MSP and Cloud practice business improvement consulting engagements to deliver successful business improvement and transformation outcomes for his clients.

His considerable and unique expertise and experience on both sides of the channel allow him to develop and deliver focused Vendor Channel Program Development and Partner Acquisition and Enablement Strategies to improve Distributor, Manufacturer, Vendor and Franchise partner program performance and improve channel revenues.

Consulting Services for IT Solution Providers: http://www.spc-intl.com/businessgrowth

Strategic Channel Growth Services for IT Vendors: http://www.spc-intl.com/channelgrowth

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