Blog Entries

August 23rd, 2016 | Ken Thoreson | Sales Management Guru
One of the main roles of a sales manager is to help train your salespeople on how to stay on track during a sales cycle. During any sales opportunity coaching sessions, consider asking these three questions with any sales opportunity: Why do anything? Why now? Why with us? Let’s explore - Read More
August 23rd, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
The past five weeks have been a whirlwind of travel across continents and our own country. As I travel to all of these places I have the privilege of seeing people in the places where they live. Living in Iowa we see many houses made of wood. There are homes made of bricks or stucco or other - Read More
August 23rd, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
(Harlan, IA) – Heartland Technology Group (HTG) announced today it is partnering with GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation to offer peer groups to Unified Communications companies. These peer groups will offer business owners and executives in the Unified Communications industry an - Read More
August 23rd, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Not too long ago, I signed up for the Microsoft curriculum on big data and analytics. The first course in the series is Data Science Essentials. See the original blog post here.The course has six modules plus a final exam. There are mini-exams at the end of each module that, together, account for - Read More
August 22nd, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
I didn’t have a clue how to sail that day when I was 18.  I hoisted the sail in that small dingy; by trial and error I figured it out.   I didn’t know what to call it back then, but I got stuck on a lee shore, got out, freed my trusty craft, turned her about and returned - Read More
August 21st, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I did a "video interview" with Amy Babinchak a couple weeks ago. We fished around for various technical solutions before we settled on recording a Skype call via Camtasia. The first time we did it, the audio was messed up. Google hangouts may have worked, but it didn't work for us. I have a - Read More
August 20th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
If you run a service business of any kind then you know that time is the most important thing in your business. It's what you buy from employees and sell to clients. It's the most expensive thing you buy every month, and it's the most expensive thing you sell on a regular basis.As my brother Manuel - Read More
August 19th, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The plethora of newsworthy data breaches over the past twelve months has both helped and hindered the efforts of channel companies. Hackers and cyber criminals have been invading networks and exploiting vulnerabilities for years, but the stakes are growing and, no matter what investments companies - Read More
August 19th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My second server documentation video is posted.I posted the first video last week - HERE. As you can see, a big piece of "documentation" consists of  keeping track of what you're doing.When your computer arrives, you already have a pouch for holding documentation. Now you add to that the - Read More
August 18th, 2016 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
A group of friends who are Microsoft MVP create a group of tools to protect from ransomware, this is done vie a combination of documents, policies, recovery keys, and instruction sets for other tools native to Windows Server and Desktop OS’s. We also include suggestions of how you can - Read More