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Vitamin R - Your New Start Over Drug!

As our journey towards enhanced partner profitability continues, I want to make a turn at the intersection of professional life. I’d like you to reflect on creating a new niche focused on ransomware (ergo the Vitamin R reference).

First – what is a niche? It’s a focused subset of a market. And that old saying is “there are riches in niches” still holds true.


However, being a nicher myself, I would offer that you don’t want to spend more than half of your time in a single niche. A niche doesn’t imply you do one thing 100% of the time. Got it?

Second – let’s talk ransomware. For the purposes of this audience, I don’t need to provide a thesis on “ransomware” and what it is. The oracle of all truth




WEBINAR ALERT: Start-over: SBS Red-Do

One of the good guys inside Microsoft, Stephen Deming, reached out recently with a great idea. He wanted to do a community webinar about his view of the world on a Small Business Server (SBS) v.Next solution. Given SMB Nation’s roots in the SBS community, I thought it’s a grand idea. So we team on a webinar this Thursday at 12:00pm Pacific (GMT-7). Already we have a robust audience so you know we’re on to something.

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Hidden Dangers Lurk! 

Over the past few weeks, we've explored security from several dimensions. So a must do is download this missive on hidden dangers lurking out on the Web. Seriously. 

Do It Now! 

May 29, 2016
Issue 10-44


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