Using the Customer Journey to Boost Your MSP Sales

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  February 1, 2017  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Think back to a customer you acquired six months ago. How much do you know about them? What attracted them to your services? Why do they continue to rely on you?

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What We've Learned from Today's Top Managed Service Providers

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  January 10, 2017  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

As a partner to a number of top Managed Service Providers I want to pass along five common traits many of these MSPs have in common. Hopefully this insight will help you retain existing customers, win new clients, be a market differentiator, and grow your MRR.

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The Role of the vCIO in Organizational Leadership

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  November 28, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Like many other MSPs, your vCIO service has been maturing over the last couple of years. And like many other MSPs, you probably had a number of missteps and wins during its development.

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The Care and Feeding of a Successful MSP Business

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  November 15, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

The world of VARs is rapidly changing. In the old days, you could get by selling hardware and software in one-off deals and by responding well to break-fix incidents (which really, are opportunities in this world).

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Managed Services: Training for Your Team vs. Training for Your Clients

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  November 2, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

As a Managed Services Provider you know the importance of keeping your team up-to-date on the latest technology. Your customers expect you to be their CIO, IT Director and in many cases their Help Desk for any and all issues (formally covered or not).

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6 Tips for Finding Good MSP Leads

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  October 28, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Wouldn’t it be great if sales just happened? Unfortunately, they don’t. So a well-tuned sales engine is critical.

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How MSPs Can Help SMBs Avoid IT Debt

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  October 6, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

For MSPs and many IT pros the concept of IT debt isn’t new. That’s unlikely to be the case for your SMB clients’ leadership, who might instinctively blame the widening gaps in their application portfolio on a limited IT budget.

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How Good Branding Can Supercharge Your MSP Sales

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  July 28, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

You can probably deploy a few hundred virtual machines with your eyes closed, but one of the real challenges for MSPs is attracting potential new clients. Marketing and sales don't necessarily come naturally to us technical folks.

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Should Your MSP SLA Include Deskside Support for Software?

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  July 20, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

More and more small to mid-sized businesses are moving to the Managed Service Provider model in order to save money and improve productivity.

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Leveraging Remote Assistance to Boost Profit Margins

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  July 15, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

By now, the benefits of offering remote support through GoToAssist or LogMeIn or any of the like have made themselves known. You've embraced the increase in productivity, efficiency, and reduction of travel costs it brings. Your clients are thrilled, too, with the troubleshooting ease and immediacy remote assistance offers.

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6 Secrets for Finding Your Key Differentiator From Other IT Companies

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  July 5, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Hunting for a competitive edge takes more time than most MSPs have available. Clients need help. You’re out doing your best to impress prospective ones. System monitors are failing and flashing. How could you possibly think about planning future success with so much needing your attention right now?

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Should MSPs Move Away From the Break Fix Model?

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  June 28, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Many companies review their cost structure at least annually. A significant part of many business budgets is keeping IT systems running.

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Remote Management and Other Ways to Scale Your MSP

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  June 21, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Of course there are key times that in-person contact with your clients is critical, but overall you are probably looking to reign in costly on-site visits and keep a cap on the need for additional staff.

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6 Steps to Recurring Revenue Reselling End-User Training

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  June 7, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Calling all MSPs and VARs who are looking for a monthly recurring revenue solution to use as a key business differentiator.

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Why You Need to Know the Basics of Computer Workstation Ergonomics

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  May 31, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Do you interact with people who work at computers? Are you in a position to influence them? I thought so.

So it’s not a bad idea to come up to speed on the latest thinking around workstation ergonomics.

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