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Flash Back: National Small Business Week 
This past week was a nationwide celebration called Cinco de Mayo. It was also National Small Business Week supported by the Small Business Administration (SBA). It’s an annual opportunity to reflect back on our roots as small business owners ourselves.

And we’re serving small businesses as MSPs. I liken it to maturity matching in finance. Small businesses serving small businesses. That math works for a few reasons that I want to share with you as part of my reflections on National Small Business Week.

When I see enterprises salivate at the small business opportunity...


Start-up: Beat the Back Office Blues!

As part of our ongoing dialog about reinventing yourself, I present for your scrutiny the concept of making the last mile of your operations more efficient. So much emphasize is now placed on pre-acquisition lead generation that we’ve lost sight of improving the bottom line by improving your back office. It’s understandable. We ask a lot of MSPs to be skilled in three areas: finder, minder and grinder.

You’ll recall from my classic SMB Consulting Best Practices (2003) that finder is “get the business.



Threat Report Part 1
Don’t underestimate the importance of security “out there” with your web properties. Too often its easy to focus on securing “in here” concerning your infrastructure. That’s only part of the story. This white paper, Threat Report Part 1, starts the conversation on the other half of the story. You will discover alarming statistics. But you will also discover solutions to combat the bad.

Download and read today.



SSL for Newbies Webinar 

This is your opportunity to take that first step in “upping” your security game in the SMB technology community. Raise your hand and register for this 60-minutes intense learning session. Keep your notepad open on monitor #2 as you’ll find yourself taking copious notes. 
Discover the following: 
•    What is an SSL Certificate? 
•    How Does SSL Encryption Work? 
•    How Do I Know That…Read more


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:

Read Moire Here!


May 8, 2016
Issue 10-41


Phoenix, May 10
LA, CA May 31
SF, CA June 2

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