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June 13th, 2019 | ChannelPro
Rich and Erick discuss the many valuable distributor and vendor resources that channel pros often fail to take advantage of, as well as the bad, bad things that can happen when someone on an airplane decides they need emergency access to a bathroom. - read more
 
Video
May 31st, 2019 | ChannelPro
Rich is on vacation this week, yet somehow managed to record a new episode of the 5 Minute Roundup with Erick anyway. To mix things up, your hosts provide reading tips this time around, and then discuss what can happen to your wallet if you return an overdue library book after 82 years. - read more
 
Video
May 24th, 2019 | ChannelPro
Erick and Rich take a deep dive into the latest State of the MSP research from Datto, discuss using good old fashioned snail mail to separate your marketing from the crowd, and share notes on the many people overreacting to the Game of Throne finale. - read more
 
Blog Entry
May 22nd, 2019 | Gil Cargill
It takes solid sales metrics to predict future results. - read more
 
Video
May 9th, 2019 | ChannelPro
Live from Kaseya Connect IT, Erick and Rich discuss Kaseya's acquisition of dark web monitoring leader ID Agent, the reasons why sales training should matter as much to you as technical training, and research results suggesting that many security pros think the people they're protecting aren't terribly bright. - read more
 
Article
May 6th, 2019 | Robin Robins
Here’s why they should transition to managed services. - read more
 
Video
May 2nd, 2019 | ChannelPro
Coming to you live from the latest ChannelPro SMB Forum in Chicago, Rich and Erick share thoughts about VoIP vendor Cytracom's big bang launch of new software, hardware, and pricing, why creating book clubs for your employees is a good idea, and a sweet job opening who likes the idea of getting paid to spend two uninterrupted months in bed. - read more
 
Video
April 26th, 2019 | ChannelPro
Listen in as Rich Freeman and Erick Simpson discuss the massive cloud growth vendors are experiencing, the slower growth in the channel, two clever ways to add new technicians to your payroll, and snot otters. Yes, you read that right: snot otters. - read more
 
Article
April 23rd, 2019 | Erick Simpson
Many providers believe that selling security is significantly harder than selling managed IT services. It’s not. - read more
 
Video
April 19th, 2019 | ChannelPro
Coming to you live from the SMB TechFest show in Anaheim, Rich Freeman and Erick Simpson chat about recent research data on server hardware (hint: people are still buying it), the value of taking your clients out to lunch now and then, and Game of Thrones finale predictions from a German AI engine. - read more
 

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