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Is The Pope Catholic? Will Cloud Change MSPs?
  By Harry Brelsford, Founder and Chairman,
SMB Nation


The good news is that chaos creates opportunity. The bad I news is that disruption results in road kill. In this interview with Bigger Brains, I offer my thoughts on how MSPs will confront and accommodate cloud and Office 365. Business models based on backing up and maintaining on-prem stuff will need to evolve to embrace cloud stuff.

Without further ado, it’s all in the vid interview here: http://youtu.be/SfF1mNRXSUY

 

 
Cut your costs on Office 365 migrations before the end of the year.
  It’s migration season, and not just for the birds. Moving your small-to-midsized business customers to the cloud is a great way bring in more revenue – especially during November and December. Getting your migration projects in during these months is advantageous for several reasons; none of which more significant than capitalizing on that year-end spending push. But where do you start?

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Community Corner: Seattle-based Sahar Education Holds Annual Event, Receives Help from Team Jenny
  By Heather Lawrentz, Contributing Writer,
SMB Nation


On November 20, 2014, the Sahar Education for Afghan Girls Organization held its annual fundraiser at the Foundry in South Downtown, Seattle, WA. This organization, formerly known as Ayni, changed its name to Sahar, which means “dawn” in Dali, the most commonly-spoken language in Northern Afghanistan.

“The fundraiser was a great success, due in part to the professional skills and contribution of SMB Nation team members, Jenny Hallmark and Edna Sparkman,” said Ginna Brelsford, Executive Director of Sahar.

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5 Website Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make
image   Websites come in so many different layouts and styles that it can be mind-boggling at times. That being said, when you see a poorly organized business website, chances are you don’t spend much time considering working with that company.

Here are 5 website mistakes that should always be avoided:

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Seats are Filling Quickly for the O365 Tour 2015!
image   Join SMB Nation and your peers for a focused one day event on Office 365 in 2015. Be sure to check out our event finder for a city near you.

If you don’t see a city near you be sure to let us know you would like us to bring the show to you by requesting an event, located at the bottom of the event website, or send an e-mail to ednas@smbnation.com.

Call us at 206-201-2943 xt 105 for the comp code!

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SELL YOUR COMPUTER PARTS WITH THE BEST IN THE IT AND TELECOM BUSINESS
image   Members of the PowerSource online community enjoy unparalleled opportunities to buy and sell all kinds of new, used or refurbished IT and telecom parts, including computer parts and related equipment. Our B2B network connects sellers with thousands of buyers worldwide, allowing suppliers and resellers of computer components to greatly expand their sales prospects and develop industry contacts from a single online platform.

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How One 365er is Celebrating Small Business Saturday (November 29th)
image   By Harry Brelsford, Founder and Chairman,
SMB Nation


One of the greatest greenfields for Office 365 is the small business sector. I’ve had long talk with Office 365 thought leaders about this. Sure Office 365 has jumped on enterprise out of the gate with the renewal of enterprise agreements but studies show small business are ready to make the move to cloud (and this Office 365) in 2015 and moving forward.


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Guest Blog: Leveraging Partnerships
to Improve Sales
image   By Management Consultant and author, Ken Thoreson

Partnering up with other organizations can only help you provide a better level of service to current and potential customers.

At Acumen Management, we've found that today's most successful salespeople tend to excel in six critical areas of sales management:
  1. Understanding their clients' business needs
  2. Maintaining selectivity and effective account segmentation and penetration
  3. Developing solid strategies for handling their key accounts
  4. Improving how salespeople manage their time, their accounts and their territories
  5. Using all available resources as effectively as possible
  6. Constantly strengthening their efforts to win market share
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November 25
Issue 9-21

This Issue:
 
bullets Is The Pope Catholic? Will Cloud Change MSPs?
 
bullets Community Corner: Seattle-based Sahar Education Holds Annual Event, Receives Help from Team Jenny
 
Seats are Filling Quickly for the O365 Tour 2015!
 
How One 365er is Celebrating Small Business Saturday (November 29th)
 
Guest Blog: Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Sales
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
January 27, 2015: Office 365 Tour Stop, Bellevue, WA
 
January 29, 2015: Office 365 Tour Stop, Silicon Valley, CA
 
February 26, 2015: Office 365 Tour Stop, Los Angeles/Irvine, CA
 
 
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SMB Nation Kitchen

Herman Reunion Cheese Ball

Ingredients:

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
1 pound shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Directions:

In an electric food processor or blender, combine cream cheese, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Blend well. Add Cheddar cheese and process until the Cheddar is fine, but still very visible. Shape the mixture into balls or logs. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and place in the freezer.

While the balls are in the freezer, combine the ground pecans and parsley in a shallow bowl. Remove the balls from the freezer and roll them in the pecan and parsley mixture.

Recipe Source.

 
On This Day in History

November 25, 1915: Albert Einstein presents the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.

 

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