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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

A few weeks ago I announced a public “SMB IT Community” meeting, which was held Monday February 26th.

Here’s the original announcement so you know the set-up here:

http://blog.smallbizthoughts.com/2018/02/hear-ye-hear-ye-attend-live-community.html

That meeting was recorded and here it is.

 

This meeting is about 60 minutes.

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Feb 25, 2018

Joshua Liberman is a well known member of the SMB IT Community. In addition to writing for ChannelPro and other magazines, you may recognize him as the guy taking pictures at several shows, including ASCII and SMB Techfest.

Josh owns Net Sciences in Albuquerque, NM. They are an MSP with a strong focus on security. Luckily, Josh also makes presentations to IT Pro conferences. I’ve seen him present in the U.S. and Australia. That’s when I decided I should interview him.

Here Josh talks about the challenges and opportunities for installing, configuring, and upselling firewalls. (Hint: Starting in the mid-range can be a great place to start.)

Josh’s team has a thorough checklist for firewall setups. If you need help, he is willing to assist. Contact him at NetSciences.com.

Best Comment: If you’re in this business, you’re in security, whether you realize it or not.

 

Link:

Web Site: www.netsciences.com

 

Check out the interview here:

 

This interview is 30 minutes.

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Feb 15, 2018

In this SMB Community Podcast, I interviewed Jennifer Fields and Elizabeth Vanover from EMC – Executive Marketing Collective – on IT Marketing Strategies. Each of them had a successful marketing business. Then they merged into a bigger, better company focused on helping Managed Service Providers do effective marketing.

They help MSPs find clients and convert them through an amazing variety of techniques. They help you find leads, set appointments, and even help you use the news media to promote your business. If you need telemarketing or custom content, they do that as well!

Marketing is one of the biggest pain points for IT service providers of all sizes. Because they offer such a large variety of services, EMC has a price point for everyone.

Most unexpected info: You can have donuts hand-delivered to your hottest prospects. Talk about a personal touch!

 

Link:

Web Sitewww.executivemarketingcollective.com

 

Check out the interview here:

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This interview is 30 minutes.

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Feb 8, 2018

In this SMB Community Podcast, I am joined by Justin Esgar. He runs an MSP business in New York City called Virtua Computers. They focus primarily on Apple computers.

Justin runs a conference called ACES that will be held in Baltimore, MD May 9-10, 2018. More information at http://www.acesconf.com/karl.

The ACES conference evolved because Justin realized that the technology conferences he was attending we focused on technology more than business. So he got together a bunch of IT professionals for a conference. And while it started out primarily among Mac consultants, the content is very business focused – so the hardware is really not relevant.

Note: Justin is offering a 10% discount on registration. Use the link above and enter the coupon code “karl” at checkout. Early Registration pricing ends March 1st. The coupon code is still good after that, but the base will be higher.

Big unexpected advice you need to listen to: When you attend a conference, finish your coffee! Listen to learn why.

 

Link:

Web Sitehttp://www.acesconf.com/karl

 

Check out the interview here:

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This interview is 30 minutes.

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