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Nigel Moore: Survive and Thrive in Uncertain Times

Nigel Moore: Survive and Thrive in Uncertain Times

Nigel built and sold a managed service business – and survived the last big recession. In this interview he talks with Karl Palachuk about the lessons he’s learned. Nigel went on to found the Tech Tribe membership community and now helps hundreds of IT consultants run great businesses. Recently, he released a new ebook: Survive & Thrive: The MSP Owners Guide to Surviving & Thriving in Uncertain Times. (Available at...

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Vince Tinnirello: Climbing the Mountain to Work-Life Balance

Vince Tinnirello: Climbing the Mountain to Work-Life Balance

It’s always great to catch up with my old friend Vince Tinnirello. Vince Tinnirello Vince is the Managing Director of Anchor Network Solutions, a Denver-based managed IT service provider, founded in 2002. He is the immediate past Chair of the CompTIA Managed Services Community, and very passionate about the IT Services industry and the service Anchor delivers to its clients. Vince lives in the foothills of Denver, and when not...

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Jay McBain: 70% of MSPs want to get out

Jay McBain: 70% of MSPs want to get out

Jay McBain is Forrester’s Principal Analyst, Channels, Partnership, and Alliances. He’s always fun to talk to. And get ready to listen to this one two or three times. Jay drops numbers all the time. So go get a pencil before you hit “play.” You can connect with Jay at:  https://go.forrester.com/blogs/author/jay_mcbain/ Jay is one of the most visible thought leaders in the global technology channel. He...

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Manuel Palachuk – Coaching Masterminds and More

Manuel Palachuk – Coaching Masterminds and More

I caught up with my brother Manuel after he returned from a triumphant tour of Europe and the UK. He’s got some cool things going on the second half of the year, including a big Coaches Mastermind event at CompTIA’s ChannelCon. We talked about Manuel’s coaching and consulting, and then did a deep dive into a few topics. First up: Culture! How do you create culture on purpose? And what happens if you let it grow...

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Josh Liberman – 12 Steps to Securing a Network

Josh Liberman – 12 Steps to Securing a Network

I caught up with my good friend Joshua Liberman for this SMB Community Podcast. Josh is a great community leader and the owner of Net Sciences in Albuquerque, NM. Joshua Liberman In this podcast, Josh walks us through the various elements they offer (and bundle) for their clients. I asked Josh to talk about this because it’s the basis for a presentation I’ve seen him make. Josh has worked on this offering for a long...

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Harry Brelsford Announces New Book: How to Be an MSP

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 launching a new site, effective immediately: http://420msp.com/ I have read the new book and am honored to have written...

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Lori Tisinai – IT Owners Compass

Lori Tisinai – IT Owners Compass

Had a great interview with Lori Tisinai from the IT Owners Compass conference – www.ITOCompass.com. Lori Tisinai ITO Compass is April 27-28 in downtown Chicago, with a reception the night before. Plan to join me there! I am proud to be the keynote speaker for this conference. And there will be many other speakers as well. Please see the web site for details. In this interview, Lori walks through some of the agenda, followed...

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James Kernan – Ten Best Practices for Successful Sales Organization

James Kernan – Ten Best Practices for Successful Sales Organization

I caught up with one of my favorite coaches, James Kernan, a few days ago. James Kernan He was eager to talk about the Ten Best Practices for a Successful Sales Organization. James runs the Millionaire Mastermind Group – Meeting in Orlando March 28-29. For more information, visit KernanConsulting.com. You can also catch up with James at the SMB TechFest show in Anaheim April 18th. Here’s a quick summary. But please...

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Arlin Sorensen on Power of Community and Peer Groups

Arlin Sorensen on Power of Community and Peer Groups

January is a great time to catch up With Arlin Sorensen and talk about building a successful managed service business. Arlin has built a few successful companies, including one of the most successful managed service businesses in the U.S. Now he’s the Vice President of Peer Groups at ConnectWise. Although, as he says, he spends a lot of time helping folks with mergers and acquisitions. In this interview, we cover a lot of...

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Manuel Palachuk on Agile Service Delivery

Manuel Palachuk on Agile Service Delivery

I caught up with my brother Manuel right after the first of the year. He’s got quite a lot going on this year. We talked about the concept of Agile Service Delivery – and the course he offers on the topic. There’s also a lot of fund stories in this interview. As you can imagine, we have some history together – both personal and work related. Manuel Palachuk Manuel’s primary web site is...

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