SMB Nation Partners for Success
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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…

SMB Nation Features Business Intelligence, Education, and More Education
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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,…

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

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Easy Recurring Revenue: Payment Processing

At the Business Solutions Channel Transitions event in Chicago (two weeks ago), I caught up with Randy Clark from Mercury. Mercury is a payment processor. Think credit cards. Pretty much everyone takes credit cards. Everyone who has clients that trust them has the potential to sell credit card processing. In this interview, Randy talks about…

Business Solutions Hits a Home Run with Channel Transitions
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Business Solutions Hits a Home Run with Channel Transitions

Mike Monocello is the editor-in-chief of Business Solutions magazine, a monthly publication dedicated to helping IT solutions providers grow their businesses by selling complementary technologies and moving into thriving markets. We talked about building recurring revenue models, technology, and business. Mike has to come up with new articles for a variety of readers every month…

Drawn to Learn: Visual Practitioner Brings Conference to Life
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Drawn to Learn: Visual Practitioner Brings Conference to Life

One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen at a conference is a “Visual Practitioner” summarizing the event via large scale drawings. I talked to Jackie Forbes at the recent MAX 2015 conference. She is with Drawn to Learn (www.drawntolearn.co.uk). Her background is in meeting facilitation, so she has good skills around picking out the important points…

Marketing, Sales, and Great Reports – More Interviews from MAX 2015
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Marketing, Sales, and Great Reports – More Interviews from MAX 2015

Back at the vendor hall . . . I talked to four folks about taking your business to the next level. Two of them are directly in sales and marketing (helping you with S&M), one who helps you generate reports to make more sales, and an industry organization you should absolutely be involved with.  …

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Security Reports, Analytics, and Coaching – A Report from MAX 2015

While in DC for the MAX 2015 conference, I wandered down to the vendor hall. Of course I took my trusty recorder along for the stroll. Here are three quick interviews with vendors I met.   Carl Banzhof from iScanOnline talked about “data breach intelligence.” Basically, they use a host-based agent to search for sensitive data….

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Joe Panettieri Spills the Beans on #E2E – Almost

I always love working with Joe Panettieri. He’s a very smart guy, very fun to talk to, and totally tuned into the channel.So I had to grab him for a quick podcast when I saw him in DC this week. Joe and his partner Amy Katz run After Nines, Inc., a consulting company. And they’ve been…