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Brooke Ferguson: Working Remote … From the Beach … for Ten Years

Brooke Ferguson: Working Remote … From the Beach … for Ten Years

My friend Brooke Ferguson decided to try running her business from Thailand. That was ten years ago and she’s still going  strong. Brooke is a Lifestyle and Business Coach. Talk about drinking the Kool-Aide! She started with a three month stint to see if she could really run her business abroad. Then she realized that not only *could* she, but she also thrived. That’s when she realized that she never had to return home if she...

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VSP Offers Individual Vision Insurance for Self Employed

VSP Offers Individual Vision Insurance for Self Employed

VSP – Vision Service Plan – has a great Individual Plan for people who are self employed. I worked with VSP to create a white paper about preparing for retirement when you’re self employed. After all, it’s a lot different from folks who receive a regular paycheck. In this video, I interview Al Schubert from VSP. More information on the white paper mentioned is at http://www.vspdirect.com/retirement. Check out the...

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Josh Peterson from Bering McKinley on Peer Teams

Josh Peterson from Bering McKinley on Peer Teams

Josh Peterson has been a friend and mentor to me for many years. I am happy to interview him about his company and what he’s up to. Josh is the co-founder Bering McKinley, a consulting firm for MSP’s and IT Solution Providers. He has been in the IT Solution Provider arena for the last 15 years. First as an owner, then as a management consultant with Taylor Business Group for 8 years, and now as founder of Bering McKinley. Additionally...

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Interview: Lisa Hendrickson – Call That Girl

Interview: Lisa Hendrickson – Call That Girl

Lisa Hendrickson is “Call That Girl” – an Office 365 and Outlook specialist. In this 30 minute interview we cover her business strategy, supporting O365, migrating email to the cloud, SEO blogging, and much more. Lisa has grown a thriving business serving several audiences. She created the business to serve end users. But over time she’s found herself helping I.T. consultants figure out how to move Exchange email up to...

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EH Media Announces MSP Kickstart – 6 Week Course

EH Media Announces MSP Kickstart – 6 Week Course

Mark Smith is the Executive VP of EH Media, publisher of ChannelPro magazine, as well as CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and Integration. In a former life, Mark founded Windows NT magazine. As I’ve mentioned in several settings, I’m a big believer that all the really fast-moving technologies are merging and adding TCP/IP into their offering. The key to success, of course, is to add recurring revenue and become a...

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Harry Brelsford Announces “Pivot”

Harry Brelsford Announces “Pivot”

Harry Brelsford is the founder of SMB Nation. In this interview Harry announces a new Marketing as a Service platform called Pivot. We talk about marketing and analytics in the SMB community – and a lot more. See http://SMBNation.com/pivot.   Harry stresses that modern marketing requires analytics. You are wasting money if you just do a little SEO and buy Google ads. In addition, there are lots of things involved in marketing that...

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Manuel Palachuk Launches MSP Pro Academy

Manuel Palachuk Launches MSP Pro Academy

Manuel Palachuk (yes, we’re related) is a business coach, author, and trainer. This week he announced the launch of the MSP Pro Acedemy – a training and certification site for managed service providers and IT Professionals of all sizes. More details at www.mspproacademy.com. In addition to launching the academy, Manuel has started an Indiegogo campaign to speed up the release of the first course materials. Contributions there will...

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