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    The Place to Start-up or Start Over!
Jack Smith Rides The Rockies!
 
     
A day doesn’t pass wherein some community member shares news on a more personal level. And it’s my honor and privilege to parrot out the highlights. In this case, it’s a successful mid-sized MSP (Initial.aec) from the Denver-area, Jack Smith, reporting he’s formed a team to raise charity funds in the coveted Ride The Rockies tour this summer. Smith’s feel good story is also a chance to herald in cycling season. While I’m a daily bike commuter to my start-up, Jack takes cycling in our community to a whole ‘nother level. He was on the post SMB Nation Fall conference ride in 2014 where we rode the 35-mile Chilly Hilly in the rain!



BTW – I’ve placed Jack’s story in the Start Over column. That’s because he’s always up to something new both personally and professionally. In the MSP-side, he has embraced Office 365 to fortify his thriving Autodesk practice.

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2016 SMB Salary Survey Results: Educated and Experienced (Part I)
   

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The 2016 SMB Salary Survey is now complete. I’m excited to share results over the next few weeks. Let’s get started.

Education
As we always knew – we’re educated. The facts are this.
• SMB 2016 four-year degree attainment: 44%
• US Average: 32%
The difference is 31.58 percent or nearly one-third. This isn’t a huge surprise
as we’re in a technical professional field where education isn’t only a tool but the road to greater professional competence and success.



Age
Oh my! The majority of the respondents were...

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Scrutiny Secures Success - Build a Marketing List of Future Customers
   
 
Our webinar takes a look at building and vetting a marketing list, as well as ways to target your marketing toward a contact based on their position in the sales cycle. Attendees of the webinar will learn the value of targeted marketing toward specific types of contacts, how campaign types can be more effective based on position in the sales funnel, and identifying ideal client characteristics for your managed services practice.
 
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

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Using Spreadsheets to Track Sales Opportunities
    By Jennifer Hallmark, President, SMB Nation

A large proportion of small and medium-sized businesses use spreadsheets to track and manage their sales process instead of a dedicated software application, aka customer relationship management (or CRM) software. We’ve noted the following advantages and disadvantages of this choice:



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April 17, 2016
Issue 10-39

 
 
 
   
 

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