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Microsoft Satisfaction Survey Open! One Respondent will win an Ooma Office Device
  By Harry Brelsford, Founder and Chairman,
SMB Nation


Hey folks, Harrybbb here! I am happy to announce that we have opened a short survey on Microsoft Satisfaction! It’s your time to shine and let us know what you think about the current and future direction of the company. We will have 3 questions, plus a comment box.

Want to chime in? Simply fill out the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2QSBBNJ One lucky respondent will win an Ooma device for business!

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Top Tips For Retaining And Growing
Your Existing Clients
  By Bob Vogel, B2 Marketing

“Your best clients are someone else’s best prospects.”

That was one of the first notes that I jotted down while watching a recent webinar featuring noted IT Sales guru Gil Cargill.

Scary as it sounds, it only stands to reason that if you have any competitors in the market place, they are going to be looking for opportunities to steal your best clients – the larger ones that outsource some or all of their IT needs, pay their bills on time, and appreciate the value of outside experts.

Gil calls this “healthy paranoia” because it should prevent you from taking your existing clients for granted, and maybe spur you into developing a...

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Harrybbb Podcast: Interview with Joan Morales
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Check out the vids below for Harry's interview with Axcient's Joan Morales and RapidFire Tools' Mark Winter!

Joan Morales Interview:

 

 
Harrybbb Podcast: Interview with Mark Winter
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Check out the vids below for Harry's interview RapidFire Tools' Mark Winter!

Mark Winter Interview:
 

 
Microsoft Azure, Users Suffer “Service Interruption”
image   By Alex Anderson, Contributing Writer, SMB Nation

The difficulties keep rolling for Microsoft Azure. Many Azure services are down just days after suffering a problem that left users in the Japan East region without services and management portal log-in problems and performance issues in numerous other regions.

Additionally, last week saw a global problem with Microsoft’s Visual Studio Online service. Visual Studio Online runs on Azure however, the company said that outage was the result of bugs in the app itself, rather than Azure.


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Intermedia Leading the Cloud Parade!
  By Harry Brelsford, Founder and Chairman,
SMB Nation


Somehow, some way, I recently lost touch with Intermedia. My bad. It’s been very busy. For example, this hosting company recently acquired AccessLine, an SMB telecom, to round out its portfolio. As I spoke with Michael Gold (pictured), Intermedia’s President, recently, it was apparent that Intermedia is driving is success strategically.

Returning to the telecom conversation, here is what I know to be true. A lot of the Office 365 or Office 365-like solutions in the market address one side of the aisle...

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SMB Nation Fall 2014 Registration is Open!
image   Event Website and Registration: http://fall2014.smbnation.com

Dates: September 26-28, with a Pre-Day on September 25, and a special Post-Conference Bike Ride on September 29

Location: Microsoft Conference Center Building 33 16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052


Also check out our webinar about the new Fall at: http://youtu.be/IfZsD3BlxKU
 

 

August 22, 2014,
Issue 9-07

This Issue:
 
bullets Microsoft Satisfaction Survey Open! One Respondent will win an Ooma Office Device
 
Harrybbb Podcast: Interview with Joan Morales
 
Harrybbb Podcast: Interview with Mark Winter
 
Microsoft Azure, Users Suffer “Service Interruption”
 
bullets Intermedia Leading the Cloud Parade!
 
bullets SMB Nation Fall 2014 Registration is Open!
 
 
Upcoming Events:
 
August 26, 2014: Webinar TwoVieHub: The Fast Track to Mobile Apps
 
September 26-28, 2014: SMB Nation 2014 Fall Conference
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SMB Nation Kitchen

Coffee Barbecue Chicken

Ingredients:

2 Lb Bone-in Skin-on Chicken Legs and Thighs (attached)
Olive Oil (to brush grill)

Coffee Barbecue Sauce:
1 small Yellow Onion (minced)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
1 1/2 Tbsp Coriander Seeds (toasted)
1/2 Cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sherry Vinegar
1 Cup Strong Coffee
1 Cup Spicy Ketchup
1/2 Cup Tomato Juice
1/2 Tablespoon Chipotle Powder

Directions:

Recipe Source and Rest of Cooking Directions Here

 


 
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