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The Place to Start-up or Start Over! March 19, 2017 + Issue 11-20


 WA SMB Cloud Summit - April 18

Editors Note - this is a excellent partner/customer event in the Seattle area in a month. Please support the community (and yes- you can bring your toughest questions about Azure in small business, etc.)

Your Business, Cloud Ready in 100 Days

A one day immersive experience designed to help you build not just the knowledge but a roadmap to becoming a cloud ready business. Cloud readiness means that you and your business have the ability to:
• Generate new customers and recurring revenue
• Quickly identify areas for Cloud investments
• Strategically invest time and resources to build a Cloud Practice

Attend this cool workshop!

We are providing a proven model that will deliver results for you in terms of growth and help your customers transform their businesses.

This trusted methodology has been adopted by the Microsoft Partner Community and endorsed by leading Tech Companies, along with...READ MORE HERE.

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WEBINAR ALERT: Webinar: Carbonite: A Cornerstone for Ransomware Protection & Recovery

Thu, Mar 31, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

The danger posed by ransomware is growing rapidly. More than 4,000 attacks occur every day, and the volume of attacks is increasing annually at a 300 percent rate.

No one is safe. But there are steps you can and should take to position your organization to recover from an attack—and depending on your preparation, you could emerge completely unscathed.

March 31 is World Backup Day, and our experts are marking the occasion by sharing the best practices IT professionals have developed to fend off ransomware attacks. If you can’t afford to lose your data, you can’t afford to miss this free webinar.

We’ll be discussing the ever-growing threat of ransomware, and showing you the simple ways you can protect your data and your business. The risk is real, but recovery is possible—if you know how to prepare.


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Show Us Your...

Show us your newsletter that you send to customers! Here is the official story:

Harry here. I need your help.

I'm researching how MSPs, consultants, IT Pros and good old fashioned 'puter guys communicate with customers (small business owners).

Send your newsletter to

Send Harry Your Newsletter!

There are a couple reasons for my research. Too often we spend far too much time researching recurring revenue and how to get you to sell more stuff for vendors. I am on a mission to see if we can strengthen the organic relationship between a service provider (MSP, etc) and the SMB customer.

My ask is this.

Please both SEND me and SUBSCRIBE me to the customer facing newsletter you send to your customers. READ MORE HERE

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Partner Power: 3CX

How customers need a partner to  implement a solid VoIP system
I started on the 3CX telephone system journey with my customer hat on. I believed I could do it all. So, I jumped right in without, you guessed it, reading the manual (RTM).
I quickly discovered that this was my first telephony rodeo in a while and I needed help after I tripped up on a security 3CXcertificate implementation. Help isn’t bad. It doesn’t mean the 3CX is overcomplicated. Just the opposite as I discovered 3CX is very powerful and I needed the help of a certified 3CX partner.

3CX really rocks!

I reached out to my favorite telecom expert, Allen Miller, a well-known 3CX consultant based in Cincinnati, OH (Allen Miller Computer Consulting). Full disclosure: Allen and I worked together nearly a decade ago on a now discontinued Microsoft small business phone system. I credit Allen with introducing me to the world of VoIP. Needless to say, I trust him when it comes to everything telephony.

Over the course of a few working sessions, Allen and I configured 3CX for a test network at my company, SMB Nation. In the first session, we completed the server-side installation starting with the security certificate matter through the naming conventions and administrator authentication. We did this on a small..Read More Here!  


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