Harry Brelsford Announces New Book: How to Be an MSP
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Harry Brelsford Announces New Book: How to Be an MSP

I was happy to interview Harry on the official announcement of his new book – How to Be An MSP. It is now officially released. In this interview, Harry also announces another new adventure: A serious focus on the cannabis industry as the largest new vertical opportunity for the next ten years. Harry is also…

Manuel Palachuk – Agile Service Delivery
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Manuel Palachuk – Agile Service Delivery

This SMB Community Podcast features my brother Manuel, discussing his new Agile Service Delivery philosophy and training. Basically, Agile Service Delivery applies the principles of “agile” to the industry of managed services. As Manuel says, we stop managing people and start managing the work. One of the big weaknesses of old-school service delivery is that…

Josh Peterson: Mergers, Acquisitions, and How to Survive as a Small Shop In a Fast Changing World
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Josh Peterson: Mergers, Acquisitions, and How to Survive as a Small Shop In a Fast Changing World

I had a great interview with Josh Peterson of Bering McKinley (https://beringmckinley.com) about the state of our industry and what small IT consultants need to be paying attention to. Our first topic was actually unplanned. We just started talking about what we’re seeing as we travel around the country and meet MSPs. What we’re both…

VSP Offers Individual Vision Insurance for Self Employed
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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…

EH Media Announces MSP Kickstart – 6 Week Course
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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…

Interview: Alistair Forbes on the SolarWinds MSP Acquisition of LogicNow
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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…

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…

Business Solutions Presents “Channel Transitions” Conferences
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Business Solutions Presents “Channel Transitions” Conferences

Earlier this year I spoke at the Retail IT VAR of the Future Conference, sponsored by Business Solutions Magazine. In this interview, I talk to Jim Roddy, President of BSM, about the upcoming conferences called Channel Transitions. The conferences will be: Chicago – Sept. 24th and Orlando – Nov. 5th You can find out more…