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February 17th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Clients will never ask for "Different" - But being different is the most important thing you can be.I posted two videos recently on the theme of being different.The first one is about How To Approach Clients with New Ideas. After all, clients will never ask for something they have never heard - Read More
February 15th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
DENVER, CO (January 23, 2017) – Pax8, the leading value-added cloud distributor, today announced that Jennifer Bodell has joined the company as director of Emerging Channel. In this role, Bodell will be responsible for the strategic direction and go-to-market efforts of the company’s - Read More
February 9th, 2017 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
Conversation is the best asset for companies. The conversation sets the ground rules, it establishes the brand, and it guides the prospect toward your company. All of this is achieved through an honest and crafted conversation. The “conversation path” is a way for marketers to collect - Read More
February 7th, 2017 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
In case you haven’t noticed, the Managed Services market size has been steadily growing for a while now. More specifically, the Managed Services Market growth is expected to top $240 billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.8%. Part of that growth is being fueled by - Read More
February 2nd, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Please Join Me on the 2017 SMB Roadshow!Next U.S. stop: Miami!Note: The Feedback from San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas has been GREAT! Check out the comments on my YouTube Channel.This all-day seminar will be 100% education. No vendors on site. No booths or up-selling. Just education on - Read More
February 1st, 2017 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
A properly written job description is a critical foundation of a successful hire, whether you hire someone through internal efforts or use the services of a specialized staffing firm. Identifying the right talent all starts with a well written job description. Let’s explore the - Read More
February 1st, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Making the Most of QuickBooks in an I.T. Service BusinessTaught by Rayanne Buchianico, Author and Coach- Five Tuesdays - February 7 - March 7, 2017 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificQuickBooks is QuickBooks, right?Well . . .QuickBooks has to be set up right. Then it - Read More
January 30th, 2017 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva January 26, 2017—KB 3216755 (OS Build 14393.726) On the catalog site at this time is an update that those of us in the SMB world will want to get and install on our Windows 10 1607 machines.  It fixes a painful bug that if indexing is - Read More
January 28th, 2017 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
We all do it – waste time that is. There are a variety of tools, software, and ‘systems’ available geared towards helping people (and companies) become far more efficient with time management. Unfortunately, not every employee or client has great time management skills and it - Read More
January 25th, 2017 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
With so many different marketing channels and vehicles available to MSPs today, how do you know which one to turn to for cost-effective marketing that also generates quality leads? Between social media, SEO and PPC, or even direct mail – it’s easy to get lost in the sea of options. That - Read More