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February 8th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I received a press release today from Krista over at Logitech. If you've considered video conferencing, this might be a great time to jump in. This setup integrates with Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber, WebEx, and more.Here's their press release: - - - - - Logitech - Read More
February 8th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Here is a scenario that I experience all the time in my sales efforts and I want to see how many of you have the same experience.  I call a prospect and one of three things happen: I happen to get them on the phone.  We either have a good interaction; they tell me they are not interested - Read More
February 6th, 2016 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva Posts like these make me angry.  Don’t get me wrong there are some key things I like about Windows 10.  The security enhancements are key.  But what makes me angry is - Read More
February 5th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
There was a time when it made sense to serve both DHCP and DNS from the server. But that's not the best practice today.In my latest SOP video I look at the two most common services that affect the speed and reliability of your network. Many people still hang onto the old habit of throwing - Read More
February 3rd, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
In my annual State of the Nation Address for SMB IT (which you can download for free), I mentioned that my theme for 2016 isSuccess is a HabitAnd that's the title we've given to the 2016 SMB Online Conference. This our fifth year for the SMB Online Conference and it's going strong.We have most of - Read More
February 2nd, 2016 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
Over the years, VAR Staffing has had the pleasure and privilege of observing some interesting and effective practices of on-boarding new employees.   While every firm is unique in so many different ways, there are equally important commonalities to improve the experience of bringing a new - Read More
February 2nd, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I was going to wait until after Valentine's Day to announce this. But I decided that you might need some extra time to prepare for it.Leap year comes only once every four years. SO - I decided to create a massive sale so big that it is something you absolutely will not see for four more years - if - Read More
February 1st, 2016 | Ken Thoreson | Sales Management Guru
It seems every year brings new challenges, yet what I find is successful partners focus on improving certain areas within their business each year. It’s like pizza, you can see the entire pie, but the only way to finish it is to take one slice at a time. During our business planning sessions, we - Read More
January 29th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
In the relationship between employer and employee, one day stands out among all others: Pay Day!Ideally, we all love what we do and we'd do even if they didn't pay us. But in the real world, we all have cars and kids and rent to pay. So pay day matters.In my latest SOP video, I address the topic of - Read More
January 27th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Perspective.  What exactly does that mean today and why is it important?  Over the last year I’ve come to truly appreciate the importance of perspective when it comes to planning.  It is a core element to the Paterson Center tools – StratOp and LifePlan – where - Read More