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September 21st, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
I don’t like writing breach stories because they occur far too often. On the other hand, when the breach is the fault of the sales merchant, one hopes exposure would cause a renewed interest in other merchants to better secure their retail websites to assure such data loss doesn’t - Read More
September 21st, 2018 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
Learn to build a profitable IT Security Services Practice This Webinar course covers what to include in a compelling, comprehensive IT Security Services Solution Stack. You’ll learn the sales process for IT Security, and how to qualify, sell and deliver these services to prospects and - Read More
September 20th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Four new items - including a 600 page book - added to the Small Biz Thoughts Community this week.Today's addition is theCloud Services Objection CrusherThis is a 9 page PDF document in Q and A format. I present the 36 biggest objections you might hear from cloud service prospects. Better yet - Read More
September 20th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
It's all about CultureIn Part One and Part Two of this series I talked about creating jobs that are challenging and enjoyable, and about getting the right people into the right jobs. Now let's talk about building the culture you want.Culture is an extraordinary, powerful force in a company. It can - Read More
September 19th, 2018 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
One of the fastest growing segments of the cybersecurity protection market is also one of the most mysterious. The dark web is that shady realm that few understand, including small and mid-size business owners, yet those who ignore the part it plays in breaches and ransomware attacks are more - Read More
September 19th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
This is a biggie. Literally.The 596-page Network Migration Workbook (2nd ed.) is now included in the downloadable content in the Small Biz Thoughts Community.This book originally sold for $299.95 and currently sells for $149.95. It is a massive work that took thousands of hours of labor.Download - Read More
September 18th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
SMB Roadshow MinneapolisOctober 12thKiller Combo: Managed Services and Cloud ServicesI love the content of this year's SMB Roadshow.We've only got TWO shows left this year. So if you haven't signed up yet, now is a great time. Here's what we're up to:First, I cover a massive - - Read More
September 17th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
InfoAgendaSpeakersRegisterJoin us December 7th - Baltimore, MDThere Isn't an IT Business Building Event Like This Anywhere - Don't Miss It!9:00am - 7:00pm December 7th, 2018 Baltimore, MDJoin us at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, MD, - Read More
September 16th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Last time (see Part One) I mentioned that you should create job descriptions that encourage the habits that allow people to excel and enjoy their jobs. People seek challenges. And they excel when the challenges have clear goals and good feedback mechanisms.This SOP on employee reviews gives a good - Read More
September 16th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Let me just start by stating that you can't make other people happy. Trust me on this. I've spent far too much of my life learning that lesson.Having said that, there's a lot you can do as an owner or manager to create a workplace that supports your employees and lays the groundwork for what we - Read More