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Manuel Palachuk – Take Your Business to the Next Level

Manuel Palachuk – Take Your Business to the Next Level

I caught up with my brother, co-author, and fellow coach recently. It seems odd to interview my brother, but I have massive respect for Manuel. In addition to practicing a work/life balance that few achieve, he is a true master of process control and an amazing business coach. You can find out more about his coaching programs at www.manuelpalachuk.com – and more about our ChannelPro shenanigans at https://events.channelpronetwork.com/. We...

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Nigel Moore – Building Community for MSPs

Nigel Moore – Building Community for MSPs

I had a great interview with Nigel Moore from My Technology Business (The Tech Tribe). Nigel joins us from an hour north of Sydney, Australia. He tells us the story of how he sold his managed service business AND maximized the price by creating standardized processes. Great line from this interview: When you move the sale from simply acquiring clients to a strategic buy, then the prices goes way up! Last year Nigel launched the “Tech...

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Harry Brelsford – What’s New and Exciting?

Harry Brelsford – What’s New and Exciting?

In this SMB Community Podcast, Harry Brelsford from SMB Nation gives us an update on the latest and greatest from his world. Highlights include the Spring SMB Tech Talks (Topics include Blockchain and Bitcoin), Life-long learning, new analytics courses from Microsoft, and an update on “Pivot” marketing program. Harry finishes off with a quick summary of his hottest five tips for marketing online in the SMB Community.   Links...

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Interview: Herman Pool / Vertical Axion

Interview: Herman Pool / Vertical Axion

If you’ve attended an ASCII Success Summit in the last few years, I’m sure you’ve run into Herman Pool from Vertical Axion (www.verticalaxion.com). If you haven’t attended an ASCII Sucdess Success Summit – You Should! Visit asciievents.com for more info. Vertical Axion helps Managed Service Providers with a variety of marketing programs, including building customized web sites. They also provide syndicated content...

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Dave Sobel on Future Trends (and More)

Dave Sobel on Future Trends (and More)

I had a great chat with my friend Dave Sobel, Senior Director of MSP Evangelism at SolarWinds MSP. We covered a broad range of future-looking topics – and how they might affect us in the small business space. Dave is an author and former managed service provider. Note: This is NOT a vendor-centric podcast. Dave is a tremendous thought leader in our community and I’m always happy to catch up with him and talk about where he sees the...

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Michael Siggins – What’s New at ChannelPro?

Michael Siggins – What’s New at ChannelPro?

I caught up with Michael Siggins, founder and Publisher of ChannelPro Magazine. In addition to covering a bit of the history of ChannelPro magazine, Michael gives us some great information about the ChannelPro events and other resources. Two cool topics we touched on include the State of the Channel research that was recently released (see link below) and the new IoT Playbook (also linked below). One cool stat from the State of the Channel...

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We Held a Community Meeting . . .

A few weeks ago I announced a public “SMB IT Community” meeting, which was held Monday February 26th. Here’s the original announcement so you know the set-up here: http://blog.smallbizthoughts.com/2018/02/hear-ye-hear-ye-attend-live-community.html That meeting was recorded and here it is.   This meeting is about 60...

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