Blog Entries

June 27th, 2016 | Ken Thoreson | Sales Management Guru
“Selling to the Point” by Jeffrey Lipsius is a unique sales training book and I have read many. What makes this book valuable is the author uses a story to drive home his key learning points. The story revolves around the quest to cut the costs of selling by dropping the in-house sales trainer. The - Read More
June 24th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The basic rule of travel policies is: Keep it simple!My latest SOP video addresses out of town travel.For most of us, out of town travel is a quick day trip. From time to time we also have longer, overnight travel. For all travel, you need a consistent policy about mileage, meals, and public - Read More
June 23rd, 2016 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Would you like to learn about the latest and greatest features that Microsoft has built into PowerShell Version 5? Be sure to check out this course, and get the details that can enable you to begin using these features immediately. Explore the new features in PowerShell, including changes in - Read More
June 21st, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A recent Pew Research poll found that most Americans hold a cynical view about their government’s ability to manage the nation, with only 19% saying they “trust the government always/most of the time,” and 74% agreeing that “most elected officials put own interests ahead of country’s.” With numbers - Read More
June 21st, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
In this article, you will find information to help you understand five different passive marketing techniques, 3 direct marketing techniques,  how to create a compelling marketing message for your services, and how to source a direct marketing list. This information will enable you to create a - Read More
June 21st, 2016 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
Group Policy not working on SBS 2008, SBS 2011 and Windows Server 2008/2008R2 since MS16-072 Sigh.  I’ve seen this too.  Okay so my workaround isn’t so easy.  Hang tight. - Read More
June 21st, 2016 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva On SBS 2011 and 2008 certain preconfigured group policies provided by Microsoft no longer work. Log into the server, and drill down into the event logs, and specifically the one for Group policy.  - Read More
June 20th, 2016 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
Everyone recognizes hiring the most qualified staff is a goal critically important to the health of a firm.  But for most small and even mid-size firms, it is not an event typically performed on an on-going basis.  As such, it is even more important to have a well thought out, documented - Read More
June 18th, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
In this article, you will find information to help you understand the importance of creating and utilizing infrastructure upgrades and Managed Services proposals to help clearly define your scope of work, set appropriate expectations and shorten sales cycles.   What Are Infrastructure Upgrade - Read More
June 17th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Cash flow is not complicated - bit it is important!My latest SOP video is about Cash Flow. What's that? Well, it's simply the name we give to money flowing into and out of your company.How do you get ahead of the cash flow crunch? The first step is to look at your cash flow at least once a month. - Read More