Had a great impromptu chat with Dave Sobel from MSP Radio and The Business of Tech (and the Killing IT podcast).
Dave has spent his time as both an IT Service Provider and a vendor. Now he is jumping into a new venture as an analyst and new reporter.
If you haven't checked it out already, head over to MSP Radio and subscribe to The Business of Tech - his daily five-minute podcast. Great stuff.
Dave mentions three important rules he's set for himself going forward:
1) Do things that are big, different, and significant
2) Don't talk to product marketing managers
3) Never sit on another pricing panel at conferences
Find out what's behind these and how they affect what he's up to.
I happen to know Dave has some pretty big things planned with MSP Radio, so tune in now and stay tuned.
MSP Radio: https://www.mspradio.com/
Killing IT Podcast: https://killingit.smallbizthoughts.com
James Kernan: How to build Equity in your business BEFORE you sell
- The 8 secrets to increasing the value of your business
I had a great chat with fellow coach James Kernan.
James is the author of the 36 Month Millionaire Program, and recently published books, Leadership Essentials for Successful Executives and Business Tips. For the past 12 years, James has served as a Principal Consultant for Kernan Consulting and provides Coaching, Advising and Mentoring programs to entrepreneurs and leaders.
We only had a half hour, but James covered a lot of territory. In today's crazy M&A environment, many people are approaching the sale of their business before they're ready. That is, they haven't done the ground work to maximize the value of their business before they get serious about selling it.
This discussion is chock-full of great advice!
Kernan Consulting offers One on One Coaching, CEO Peer Groups, M&A Consulting and online training programs. For more information on the company please visit: www.KernanConsulting.com or call: 888.VAR.COACH
Kernan Consulting empowers small-business owners to grow themselves, their teams and their profits using practical, proven and trusted business wisdom. If you want to learn how to create a winning company culture, grow a team of passionate and loyal workers who will help you win. If you want to learn how to market and sell better than your competition, and compensate your people in a way that motivates them to achieve more, then Kernan Consulting is for you. It’s practical, applicable advice that can transform your business and help you become an incredible leader who others will gladly follow.
In this podcast, I interview Andrew Lassise, a serial entrepreneur who has built Rush Tech Support from his living room in 2014 to a multi million dollar managed services provider. He got sober in 2013 and has an incredible story of triumph over alcoholism and growing and scaling an IT company
Andrew also has a podcast, Self Made & Sober. He talks with entrepreneurs who are in recovery and are successful in business.
We kick it off with Andrew's story of hitting the bottom while being pulled over for drunk driving. It was in climbing out of that hole that Andrew found his love for IT service delivery.
An interesting twist here is that Andrew has ended up with a podcast where people tell their stories. They open themselves to vulnerability. And their stories help them go to their clients and prospects with their values and integrity on display.
An interesting person and story - I think you'll agree.
I had a lot of fun recording this podcast with Nicholas Ford (Account Executive - Partner Network at SherWeb) and Jacob Wellman (Associate Account Executive at SherWeb). In addition to working together, these guys are friends who have built a great culture in their department.
See the photo we discuss at www.smbcommunitypodcast.com.
Topics include fun at work, building a fun culture, and figuring out how to motivate people and teams. And while we have a lot of fun here, there's also lots of great advice about building your team.
You can connect with these guys on LinkedIn: