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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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Joshua Liberman: Selling Security

Joshua Liberman: Selling Security

Joshua Liberman is a well known member of the SMB IT Community. In addition to writing for ChannelPro and other magazines, you may recognize him as the guy taking pictures at several shows, including ASCII and SMB Techfest. Josh owns Net Sciences in Albuquerque, NM. They are an MSP with a strong focus on security. Luckily, Josh also makes presentations to IT Pro conferences. I’ve seen him present in the U.S. and Australia. That’s...

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Jennifer Fields and Elizabeth Vanover – Executive Marketing Collective – on IT Marketing Strategies

Jennifer Fields and Elizabeth Vanover – Executive Marketing Collective – on IT Marketing Strategies

In this SMB Community Podcast, I interviewed Jennifer Fields and Elizabeth Vanover from EMC – Executive Marketing Collective – on IT Marketing Strategies. Each of them had a successful marketing business. Then they merged into a bigger, better company focused on helping Managed Service Providers do effective marketing. They help MSPs find clients and convert them through an amazing variety of techniques. They help you find leads,...

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