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Rayanne Buchianico – Financial Processes that Make All The Difference

Rayanne Buchianico – Financial Processes that Make All The Difference

I had a great talk with Rayanne Buchianico yesterday. We covered Sell My MSP, QuickBooks, important reports to run for your business, and the next course she’s teaching over at Great Little Seminar in October. Here’s the video:   Audio Listen to the Podcast. Links mentioned in this podcast:   Robert Crane’s Blog: http://blog.ciaops.com/2016/09/azure-site-recovery-is-cool.html   Andy Parkes’...

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Interview – Dave Seibert from SMB TechFest

Interview – Dave Seibert from SMB TechFest

I interviewed with Dave Seibert from SMB TechFest about the Fall show. This event is held four times per year in Anaheim, CA. This is always a good event. And this year, I’m pairing it up with my 12th Annual Fall Seminar. More about that on a future podcast.     Audio Listen to the Podcast. Links mentioned in this podcast:     The Need to Know Podcast (Robert Crane) http://blog.ciaops.com/ How to Manage Your Daily...

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Sell Your MSP – Amy Babinchak Says It Really Does Have Value!

Sell Your MSP – Amy Babinchak Says It Really Does Have Value!

We’re kicking off a whole new podcast series here at SMB Community Podcast. So subscribe today so you don’t miss a thing. We’re going to be doing a series of “video call” podcasts of about 30 minutes each. These will be recorded as both a Video and as an Audio download. So you can decide whether you want to watch or just listen. To kick off the new series, I talked with Amy Babinchak from Third Tier and Sell My MSP....

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Interview: Alistair Forbes on the SolarWinds MSP Acquisition of LogicNow

Interview: Alistair Forbes on the SolarWinds MSP Acquisition of LogicNow

I had a great conversation with Alistair Forbes, the new Managing Director of SolarWinds MSP (formerly the General Manager at LogicNow). In case you missed the news yesterday, SolarWinds MSP bought LogicNow. LogicNow CEO Walter Scott now becomes the Executive Vice President of Solarwinds MSP. And Dave Sobel retains his title as Senior Director of Partner Community and Field Marketing. I exchanged a few emails with Dave as he’s traveling in...

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SMB Nation Partners for Success

SMB Nation Partners for Success

Final report from SMB Nation 2015. My guests here are Patrick Houston from Biz Tech Xperts and Rich Maddalena from LogicTree IT. Patrick Houston is the co-founder and editor at Biz Tech Xperts (see www.biztechxperts.com) – Note: Not experts – xperts. BizTechXperts.com is a site for end user clients to come and ask questions. The site pairs you up with people looking for answers. You can then answer their questions and begin to...

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SMB Nation Features Business Intelligence, Education, and More Education

SMB Nation Features Business Intelligence, Education, and More Education

The first person I grabbed at SMB Nation was Robert Crane from CIA Ops – CIAOPS.com. Robert presented a great demonstration on using live data to create meaningful information for clients. Microsoft’s PowerBI is a business intelligence. Robert showed how to analyze data from a variety of sources. Once you have an Office 365 login, you can add this product and it will be just another app on your portal. In this interview, Robert...

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SMB Nation Report – Zynstra Update and Dave’s Look Into the Future

SMB Nation Report – Zynstra Update and Dave’s Look Into the Future

Report One from SMB Nation 2015. Featuring Nick East from Zynstra and Dave Seibert from SMB TechFest. Last year Zynstra (www.zynstra.com) pretty much dominated SMB Nation with demos. This year Nick East announced that Zynstra is now distributed both through Ingram’s cloud program and through D&H. In fact, they were at the show with D&H (www.dandh.com). If you’re interested in finding out more, there’s a TCO (total cost...

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