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Now displaying: July, 2020
Jul 30, 2020

Karl connected with Paul Green about not only how to get started (or continue) your marketing strategy as an MSP, but also how to navigate the sales climate created by COVID. Grab some free resources at his website below and catch some actionable tips during the podcast.

About Paul:

Paul Green is an MSP marketing expert, based in the UK, working with 200+ MSPs all over the world. He helps MSPs improve their marketing and generate more leads with his MSP Marketing Edge program. Paul's a former journalist and radio presenter, and has been working with MSPs for 4 years now. He's also the author of Updating Servers Doesn't Grow Your Business.

Links:
https://www.paulgreensmspmarketing.com/ 
https://www.mspmarketingedge.com/ 

Jul 23, 2020

Karl talked with Jim Roddy this week on the topic of the Retail IT Channel. Jim Roddy is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Retail Solutions Providers Association, and he does not fall short in suggestions on how to support your clients in the restaurant, retail, and similar spaces during COVID-19.

About Jim:

Jim Roddy is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). He has been active in the channel since 1998, including 11 years as the President of Business Solutions Magazine, six years as an RSPA board member, one term as RSPA Chairman of the Board, and several years as a business coach for VARs, ISVs, and MSPs. Jim is regularly requested to speak at industry conferences and he is author of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer.

Links: 

www.GoRSPA.org 
https://twitter.com/Jim_Roddy 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/JimRoddy1/ 

Jul 16, 2020

Karl and Mike get together to talk about some simple steps to lower your risks and preserve your lifestyle as a smart managed services provider.

Mike Semel is a noted thought leader, speaker, blogger, and best-selling author. He is the President of Semel Consulting, focused on compliance regulations; cyber security; and Business Continuity planning. Mike has also developed Semel Systems, a series of cybersecurity and compliance training and go-to-market systems for MSPs.

Links: www.mikesemel.com 

Jul 9, 2020

Karl caught up with his good friend Rayanne this week to talk about your IT Business' Finances, updates to the PPP Loans, and your chart of accounts. Rayanne is the owner of ABC Solutions, LLC in Clearwater, Florida providing complete accounting, business, and tax consulting services to IT Professionals in the United States and abroad. Pick up some tips about tracking sales tax vs use tax and more, plus where you can get Rayanne's processes for these and more.

Rayanne's 5-Week class started on July 7 - you've only missed one week and it's recorded! Her classes are always updated with the latest information and packed full of handouts and excellent information. Sign up here: https://www.greatlittleseminar.com/course/financial-processes-for-the-i-t-services-firm/

More About Rayanne: 

Rayanne is the owner of ABC Solutions, LLC in Clearwater, Florida providing complete accounting, business, and tax consulting services to IT Professionals in the United States and abroad. She is a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor in QuickBooks Desktop and Online versions and offers courses and blogs tips on QuickBooks regularly. She holds a degree in Accounting and is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

Rayanne is also a partner with Sell My MSP. A listing service helping buyers and sellers of IT firms find each other. With expertise in managed service providers, Sell My MSP provides unique guidance through the merger/acquisition process including business valuation services.

Her commitment to her profession takes her out of the office, too. Rayanne is a former member of the Executive Council for Advancing Women in IT at CompTIA as well as the Member Advisory Board for The ASCII Group. She teaches finance courses through Bigger Brains and Great Little Seminar to help IT Professionals understand their business finances and make appropriate management decisions. Rayanne also provides information through social media such as the PSA Impact Podcast series, YouTube Channel, and publishing articles through various IT Channel periodicals.

 

Links:

https://www.psaimpact.net/
https://www.abcsolutionsfl.com/
https://www.sellmymsp.com/ 

Jul 2, 2020

James Kernan met with Eric Beller about building residual income. Eric Beller is a seasoned sales leader with executive experience in managing business development and support operations for decentralized sales teams and distributors. He is senior vice president of sales for Sandler Partners, America’s Fastest Growing Distributor of Connectivity & Cloud Services. In this role, Beller oversees recruitment and management of the company’s network of sales partners, including agents, VARs and MSPs, which are selling voice, data, mobility, colo, cloud, security and continuity services to businesses nationwide.

Looking to Partner with MSPs so we can add residual + upfront income for the clients they service today. Partner up with Sandler Partners to sell cable, fiber, wireless, VoIP, and various cloud solutions and earn residual income. Its free and easy to sign up. See why thousands of MSP's use Sandler Partners today.

Links:

https://www.sandlerpartners.com/ebeller

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