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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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1 Life Fully Lived – Tim Rhode Interview

1 Life Fully Lived – Tim Rhode Interview

Tim Rhode is the founder of 1 Life Fully Lived – a great organization that has a great conference coming up June 3-4 in Philadelphia, PA. As his bio on the site says, Tim comes from a very humble background, growing up in a blue collar family in a blue collar town.  He tells a bit of his story here, including the fact that he found himself painting letters on curbs at age 25 to provide for his young children. From there he went on to...

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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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Life Coach Debbie Leoni

Life Coach Debbie Leoni

Debbie Leoni is my life coach. I thought it would be useful to introduce her to the SMB IT community. I get questions about why I have a life coach coach and how that’s different from a business coach. I hope this interview answers those questions. You can learn more about Debbie from her web site at www.debbieleoni.com. You can also connect with her on Facebook. She has some great Facebook “Live” videos. So keep an eye out...

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