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Start-Over: Rethinking Where You Work
One year ago, SMB Nation reached the end of a five year commercial lease for office space. And it felt great. Still does. Why? Because in the mid-2000s, when SMB Nation grew out of the garage and dramatically increased its head count,the original office space we leased made sense from a prestige, ego and functional point of view.

Much of our computing was still client-server based with Small Business Server 2003 (the gold standard in my opinion). Fast forward the movie and two office moves later, letting our lease expire and having everyone work from home starting March 2015 felt like

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Start-up: Poverty and Entrepreneurs


Harry here and be forewarned. I’m about to go intellectual on you. This is an interesting New York Times article about how entrepreneurial communities do and do no develop in non First World countries. Hint: It has to do with savings and capital.

    Laura Doering was at a rest stop in Panama about five years ago, waiting for her bus to refuel, when she saw six vendors

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SMB Salary Survey for 2016 is CLOSING SOON!
Wonder how you measure up? Here is your chance to both provide community data and then discover the results in a future blog. Think of it as training data for a BIG DATA experiment in SMB. You can participate confidentially and contribute to the data set. The more participants we have, the greater the value of the data. Again, we’ll happily share the results with you. 

Thank you in advance and participate in the survey here: 

We appreciate the generous support of Atera ( in underwriting this community survey. Take the survey HERE.

Encore: Get to know the HPE ProLiant MicroServer

If you aren’t familiar with HPE’s ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, it is a super small and unique cube shaped server or Ultra Micro Tower.  Over 500,000 customers1 have adopted this server worldwide for their small business needs.  The server  according to Absolutely Windows2 states this is “one serious one-to-ten-user small office/branch office device”. The MicroServer is great for your Point of Sale system, work collaboration, and with 4x1TB hard drives you’ll have plenty of storage!

During the month of March, the HPE SKU#783959-S01 is on sale at a 19% discount.  What’s more – for HPE Partners who use HPE Engage and Grow; you’ll find award points available that you can’t ignore.  Contact your distributor to order HPE SKU#783959-S01. 

Watch the ENCORE VERSION of our webinar on this topic HERE.

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March 20, 2016
Issue 10-36



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