Autotask Report: Pump Up the Auto with Travis Austin
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Autotask Report: Pump Up the Auto with Travis Austin

Travis Austin: PumpUpTheAuto.com   One of the first and best Autotask experts is Mr. Travis Austin. Travis has developed programs for getting information in and out of Autotask. Now he specializes in helping companies get the most from their Autotask investment. Austin’s new venture is called PumpUpTheAuto.com.   Of course  Travis was at Autotask Community…

Online or Offline: Networking is Networking (Interview with Richard Tubb)
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Online or Offline: Networking is Networking (Interview with Richard Tubb)

Richard Tubb – Effective Business Networking: How to Network Online and Offline   Richard Tubb is well known for the Tubblog at http://www.tubblog.co.uk/. Richard is a former Managed Service Provider and now a successful coach for I.T. Consultants.     Richard has worked in the IT industry for more than 15 years, working at large corporations…

Demystifying QuickBooks – With Rayanne Buchianico
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Demystifying QuickBooks – With Rayanne Buchianico

Rayanne Buchianico Rayanne Buchianico is an Accountant and MSP Business Consultant. At the SMB Online Conference in June, she’ll be talking about Understanding Your Financials: Three Mandatory Monthly Reports and What They Are Telling You. We talked last week about how you can use QuickBooks and your financials. She gave some great information – which…

Brian Sharp: Take Back Your Business and Turn it Around
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Brian Sharp: Take Back Your Business and Turn it Around

Brian Sharp Brian Sharp is a great motivational speaker/trainer. He runs a company that helps small business owners learn to use speaking and presenting as a means to expand their company and make sales. His company is called Go Big – http://www.gobigcompany.com/. As you’ll hear in this interview, Brian does not like the “pitch fest” approach…

Tom Poole Gives the Details on Cloud Nation Launch
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Tom Poole Gives the Details on Cloud Nation Launch

After months of preparation, Cloud Nation (www.cloudnation.co) was launched last week. I interviewed Tom Poole, President of Cloud Nation about the launch. First, I dropped in to www.cloudnation.co and signed up for the install-access 30 day trial. So I was logged into the system while interviewing Tom. The site has two sides. Betty the Business…

HIPAA Training: Good For You; Good For Your Clients!
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HIPAA Training: Good For You; Good For Your Clients!

A few people have been talking about the new HIPAA training from Reflexion. In my brain, Reflexion = Spam Filtering. So how do you get from there to HIPAA training and certification? So I called Scott Barlow, VP of Sales and Marketing at Reflexion. Scott ended up giving me a great education on HIPAA requirements,…

Nancy Hammervik Wins an Award – and then Rushes to Catch IT Nation
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Nancy Hammervik Wins an Award – and then Rushes to Catch IT Nation

My friend Nancy Hammervik is the Senior Vice President, Industry Relations at CompTIA. On November 9th she was awarded a Bronze Stevie Award as “Female Innovator of the Year – Government or Non-Profit – 11 to 2,500 Employees.” The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions…

ChannelEyes to Launch Dozens of Mobile Apps to Connect Vendors and Partners
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ChannelEyes to Launch Dozens of Mobile Apps to Connect Vendors and Partners

ChannelEyes is now in its second year and Jay McBain was on the floor at IT Nation to talk to vendors about connecting with partners. According to Jay, most MSPs work with an average of eight vendors, and yet they are overwhelmed with the information flooding from vendors to partners. Jay explains the mobile “Channel…

Cloud Nation Announces Three-Tiered Launch
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Cloud Nation Announces Three-Tiered Launch

Final Report from SMB Nation Fall 2012. Our final interview from SMB Nation’s Fall conference is with Tom Poole, Founder and CEO of Cloud Nation. Cloud Nation is an SMB Nation family brand. Cloud Nation has created a three-pronged program for helping MSPs make it to the cloud. Their goal is to provide a system…