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The Place to Start-up or Start Over! November 13, 2016
Issue 11-13
 
MSPs Small Business Saturday (SBS)

One holiday I always get excited for is Small Business Saturday. Admittedly I have to overlook it was started by a credit card company (American Express) in its own self-interest but I think they’ve been as kind as possible with the branding. It follows Black Friday (the shopping holiday) and is being held on November 26th this year – its seventh year. While you can read the history, I want to point to the future but click here for the past.

Too much fun at SBS 2014!

MSPs can and should capitalize on this day. Its designed for small businesses on Main Street to enjoy shopper’s attention and I realize many MSPs are not traditional merchants so the shoe doesn’t fit. However, it’s likely you have a small business client that can directly benefit from this day. I have six ideas for MSPs to consider doing and enacting on Small Business Saturday.

1. Rally your neighborhood as a “neighborhood champion” [Read More Here]

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Check-out this new CRM for SMBs!
 

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Good Ole' Karl's Last Class of 2016! 

Friend of the SMB Nation family, Karl Palachuk, is starting his five week course on “Core Standard Operating Procedures for Small IT Providers” this coming Tuesday, November 15th. So what is it?  

Worth every dollar!
This course will cover the most important procedures you need to have in place to run an efficient and highly profitable Managed Services Business.

Whether you're a new "Computer Consultant" or an experienced Managed Service Provider, you need to create successful processes that will propel your company forward. Nothing is more critical to making profit than having the right processes and procedures in place! [READ MORE HERE]

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Gaurantees in Life!   

Guarantees in life? Very few actually exist and most of them aren’t exactly positive. So to turn the tide more favorable, AppRiver has decided to add our own guarantee to the stack: 100% Partner success. Only this guarantee is much more than a cliché – it’s designed to put money in your pocket!

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Join the AppRiver program!

Why would we do that? Easy – we’re confident that you will love AppRiver’s award-winning partner program. With multiple partner levels, dedicated channel sales advisors, expert migration assistance, friendly margins, available co-branding and Phenomenal Care™ customer service, all of the tools you need to be successful are here, ready for you. Don’t forget that we’re also providing enterprise-grade cloud services that help power over 53,000 customers worldwide. Wrap all of that in with our guarantee and you can’t miss!  Find out more here.

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Announcing SQLSoft3’s Microsoft Azure Extravaganza in October and November

SQLSoft3, SMB Nation, and Microsoft, have turned October and November into SQLSoft3’s Microsoft Azure Extravaganza with FREE Azure Webinars, deals on Guaranteed-to-Run Azure classes, and Azure certification assistance with discounted Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers.

The biggest challenge that people have, besides pronouncing the word "Azure" correctly, is finding a way to get a leg up on what Microsoft Azure is, recognize what it can do for them, and get started with Microsoft Azure. To make this Microsoft Azure understanding possible, SQLSoft3 is offering:

    Not for charge 30-minute and 60-minute Azure webinars
    Special deals on Guaranteed-to-Run Azure Classes

READ MORE HERE!
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Trending – Trend Micro’s Office365 play

Back in the early Windows Small Business Server (SBS) days, Trend Micro made a significant commitment to developing solutions and branding around SBS. In no small part it contributed to the multi-fold growth Trend Micro has experienced over the past 15-years. I certainly appreciate its community commitment because year-in and year-out, community members could depend on Trend Micro to suit up and show up.

TrendMicro is so cool!

Now it feels like déjà vu. Trend Micro is going big in the Office 365 community this year. Read More Here!
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