Erick Simpson Launches His Consulting Practice
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Erick Simpson Launches His Consulting Practice

Erick Simpson is my long-time friend and fellow coach. My good friend Erick Simpson, formerly the Co-Founder, Senior Vice President, and CIO of SPC International, is now out doing consulting on his own. This is his first interview in his new role as an IT Business Transformation and Channel Growth Expert. Erick is an author…

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Nigel Moore on the Tech Tribe, Community, Culture, and More

This SMB Community Podcast features Nigel Moore from The Tech Tribe. Topics include his community, crazy selling prices for MSPs, and a great discussion about building culture within your IT business. I always enjoy talking to Nigel. I met him just over ten years ago and am happy to still be doing things together. Of…

Jennifer Fields: Specialized Marketing for MSPs
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Jennifer Fields: Specialized Marketing for MSPs

Jennifer Fields of Astek Marketing has been helping out with my SMB Roadshows this year. She implements marketing programs for managed service providers. Jennifer has been helping MSPs for more than five years. She’ll help you build a list, clean it, pre-approve it, and “warm” it so that people know who you are when you…

Frank Bravata: Use Speaking to Get More Clients
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Frank Bravata: Use Speaking to Get More Clients

Frank Bravata is a technology expert, serial entrepreneur, public speaker, best-selling author, podcaster and Veterans’ supporter. He works as a business technology coach assisting companies all over the country to fuel their explosive growth through technology and digital marketing. He is also the president of MSP Speakers, a training firm dedicated to assisting MSPs to…

James Kernan on Gamification within Your MSP Business
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James Kernan on Gamification within Your MSP Business

James Kernan is a business, “success,” and sales coach. He has owned and built some very successful managed service companies. This SMB Community Podcast with James Kernan covers “Gamification” within Your MSP. How do you motivate employees, make their job fun, and improve your success? Coach James Kernan gives you his best tips. This includes…

Manuel Palachuk – Take Your Business to the Next Level
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Manuel Palachuk – Take Your Business to the Next Level

I caught up with my brother, co-author, and fellow coach recently. It seems odd to interview my brother, but I have massive respect for Manuel. In addition to practicing a work/life balance that few achieve, he is a true master of process control and an amazing business coach. You can find out more about his coaching…

Nigel Moore – Building Community for MSPs
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Nigel Moore – Building Community for MSPs

I had a great interview with Nigel Moore from My Technology Business (The Tech Tribe). Nigel joins us from an hour north of Sydney, Australia. He tells us the story of how he sold his managed service business AND maximized the price by creating standardized processes. Great line from this interview: When you move the sale…

Harry Brelsford – What’s New and Exciting?
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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…

Interview: Herman Pool / Vertical Axion
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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….