IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers

Erick Simpson

A Technology Businesses and Channel Growth and Transformation Consultant | Business Process Improvement, M&A and Integration Expert

Co-Founder of one of the first "Pure Play" MSPs in the industry, and creator of the MSP Mastered™ Methodology for Managed Services business performance improvement and the Vendor Channel Maturity Level Index™ that identifies IT channel program maturation for strategic growth, Erick Simpson is a strategic technology business growth and transformation specialist. He is experienced in improving top and bottom-line business performance by increasing operational efficiencies, boosting marketing and lead generation outcomes, accelerating sales velocity, shortening sales cycles and maximizing service efficiencies.

With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry as an Enterprise CIO, MSP, Strategic Coach and Consultant, Erick is a Business Process Improvement Expert with hundreds of successful IT Solution Provider, MSP, Cloud and Security practice business improvement consulting engagement outcomes.

One of the most prolific, recognized and sought-after  business improvement and transformation experts, authors and speakers in the industry, Erick has contributed to numerous industry publications and spoken at hundreds of events.

His published works include "The Guide to a Successful Managed Services Practice"; the definitive book on Managed Services, “The Best I.T. Sales & Marketing BOOK EVER!”, “The Best I.T. Service Delivery BOOK EVER!” and “The Best NOC and Service Desk Operations BOOK EVER!”, along with 50 Best Practice Guides.

Consulting Services for MSPs and Channel Vendors: http://www.ericksimpson.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericksimpson
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Managed Services Blog
December 29th, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
Managed service providers are similar to many other businesses in that they get comfortable with a particular marketing strategy or industry and they stick with it. Maybe you prefer to market cloud computing services, but in doing so you don’t remember to market the rest of your solutions. - Read More
 
December 23rd, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
Finding time to market your services as an IT provider can be challenging. No business owner wants to throw a ton of money into marketing and sales tactics if they’re not going to see a return on investment – so choosing the right activities to focus your time and effort on is important - Read More
 
December 22nd, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
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December 3rd, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
The digital world we live in, where it’s commonplace for everyone to carry a smartphone everywhere they go and use the internet for just about everything – has completely changed the world of business-to-business (B2B) marketing for small to midsized businesses (SMB). It used to be that - Read More
 
November 29th, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
We have learned a lot this election season, especially about technology, data management, and the potential for hacks. As we speak, WikiLeaks continues to leak a slow drip of emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. While this is an interesting read and news story, the underlying - Read More
 
November 26th, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
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November 15th, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
Offering file storage and sharing services to companies with so many free products on the market is challenging. While you know the importance of managed services, file storage and sharing, and cloud computing products, it can be a tough sale in a world that offers similar products for free. There - Read More
 
November 14th, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
Please give us 3 minutes of your time to respond to a survey about how your customers use MS Office, Office 365 and MS Excel. As our way to thank you, we’ll enter your name into our drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card just in time for the holidays! The lucky winner will be announced - Read More
 
November 11th, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
  ChannelPro Reader Surve Thanks for your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete this week’s survey. As you know, your experience as an IT professional places you in a unique position to help vendors improve their solutions for your customers. So, your responses to our - Read More
 
November 7th, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
You know a good deal when you see one. That doesn’t mean, however, that your good deal is profitable once it is acquired or merged with another. Marrying two entities, acquiring a new company, or dissolving an operation altogether requires a game plan, and a great deal of due diligence for - Read More
 

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