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Erick and Rich discuss an interesting new network-as-a-service provider, why now’s a good time to recalculate your labor costs (hint: the answer’s not just inflation), and a TikTok challenge that could turn you off on NyQuil and chicken forever.
 
Erick and Rich sum up the action and mood at Datto’s first partner event since being acquired by Kaseya, urge you to charge for assessments instead of give them away, and marvel at the record-setting 1,109 pint Negroni recently poured in Bangkok.
 
Erick and Rich discuss a forthcoming alerts management solution from Gradient MSP, why every MSP should build an organizational accountability chart, and a 38-year-old man in Japan paid $71 a booking to do nothing in particular.
 
Erick and Rich discuss the strategic significance of ConnectWise getting into payments processing, the importance of factoring truly complete service delivery costs into your rates, and a Florida alligator rudely evicted from what was supposed to be its home.
 
Erick and Rich take a look at the surprisingly resilient M&A landscape for MSPs, discuss strategies for insulating yourself from supply chain woes, and marvel at the record-setting 69 fast food restaurants recently visited in 24 hours by two chefs in New York.
 
Erick and Rich discuss Kaseya’s revised auto-renewal policy, how to keep new managed service clients happy during onboarding, and an interesting job listing for anyone who likes the sound of sleeping for a living.
 
Erick and Rich discuss favorite insights from Service Leadership’s new industry profitability report, what makes for a good—and bad—statement of work, and how a 13-year-old on her way to medical school next year makes us all look like slackers.
 
Erick and Rich discuss Microsoft’s cautious messaging during its Inspire partner conference, how to prevent your best techs from leaving for another employer, and the dubious opportunity now available in Cincinnati to smell a corpse flower in full bloom.
 
Erick and Rich discuss N-able’s new solution bundle for emerging MSPs, the awesome employee training tool you already have but don’t use (hint: it’s LinkedIn), and a guy who loves pizza SO much he nearly climbed into an oven to get some.
 
Happy (belated) 4th! Erick and Rich mark the occasion by discussing why N-able bought a cloud management vendor, why now’s a good time to focus on the bottom line as well as revenue, and why there’s something fishy about a 95-0 soccer score.
 
Erick and Rich discuss HPE’s new as-a-service partner program, the many ways to motivate client and employee behavior, and the world’s first, and we hope only, zero-star hotel.
 
Join Erick and Rich as they discuss the potentially game-changing RMM system Kaseya has coming, how to handle a sales prospect who says “we’ve got a guy,” and just how big the biggest freshwater fish ever caught turns out to be.
 

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