MSPmentor 501 company Logicalis is reaching out to lend its expertise, business relationships and financial muscle to help other managed service providers grow. The goal is to work with those who have achieved a certain degree of success but have found themselves stuck as they struggle to get to the next level in a fast-moving market. To help these companies achieve an expansion of their businesses, Logicalis has introduced M.E.E.T. or MSP Expert Extension Team. MSPmentor spoke with a couple of Logicalis executives helping to spearhead the initiative, Julie Spiller (pictured), director of IBM Data Center and Cloud Services and Wayne Kiphart (pictured), VP of managed services at Logicalis. Here are the details.
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If you started up your own business, you know the advantages of small and new. You can be nimble. You don’t need to consult a committee to make a decision. You can act in ways that you know will grow the business, and that action can be instant and also instantly effective. But once you grow past startup size and look to become more established, bigger and more complex, you can’t do it all anymore. How do you get to the next level?
These days it is tougher than ever to get results by making cold calls. That’s because you’re more likely to be leaving a voicemail rather than talking to a live person. And what are the chances that your voice mail will be returned? Not very good. In a text message and email world, many people have lost patience with the voicemail process. Dial in, put in your code, listen to whole message, miss the phone number, rewind to hear the phone number again, write it all down with a pen or pencil if you have one handy, return the call. How many more steps are here than in looking at a text or email message?
Will 2013 mark a breakout year for your business? Will you be filling out your application to be included in next year’s MSPmentor 100 when we reach December? What are some of the factors that could turn 2013 into a banner year for your MSP company?
The good news was that the U.S. Congress actually passed a fiscal cliff deal that the president has signed. Wall Street rallied, especially tech companies. The country rejoiced. Briefly. And now as the dust settles on what went way beyond an 11th hour discussion, experts are starting to sift through what it all means for individual tax payers, corporations and small businesses. Here’s a quick look at what we know so far.
HTG Peer Groups is expanding its base by launching an online peer group option specifically tailored to those smaller companies who are unable to participate in the traditional HTG Peer Groups because they lack the time and money for quarterly travel. HTG Online offers an HTG-like experience during monthly, online meetings instead. Here are the details.
Along with providing you with useful information, we at MSPmentor go the extra mile to offer information about available IT jobs around the country. If you’re located in Ohio or New Jersey, you may be in luck.
Your business has an image. In the “real” world you protect your company’s image as best as possible, but do you do the same on the various social media platforms available to us? Do you pay attention to what goes live on your Facebook page? Do you constantly follow your company’s tweets? If not, you’re setting your brand up for failure.
I hope everyone remembered to push their clocks forward recently. If you didn’t, you’re an hour behind on the latest job postings on the MSPmentor Job Board! This last week of March brings new opportunities for engineers, account managers and technicians looking for a fresh start this Spring. Here’s a snippet of what you have to choose from.
- Level I Help Desk Technician in Richardson, Tex.
- Network Systems Engineer in Tampa, Fla.
- Desktop Technician in Hartford, Conn.
- Channel Account Manager in Costa Mesa, Calif.
The MSPmentor Job Board is free to anyone who would like to post a job or career opportunity — as long as the opportunity is within the managed services, cloud services or IT channel market.