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MSPs Small Business Saturday (SBS)
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.
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]
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
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This course will cover the most important procedures you need to have
in place to run an efficient and highly profitable Managed Services
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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Announcing SQLSoft3’s Microsoft
Azure Extravaganza in October and November
SMB Nation, and Microsoft, have turned October and November into
SQLSoft3’s Microsoft Azure Extravaganza with FREE Azure Webinars, deals
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with discounted Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers.
biggest challenge that people have, besides pronouncing the word
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||Trending – Trend Micro’s
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.
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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