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10 Tips For MSPs and VARs To Rock 2018!

I recently did 10 tips for vendors so I thought I should also do 10 tips for channel partners. Here goes… Know what you do not know about your business practices. You can hire a good business consultant and/or take a free best practice assessment online. This will give you a very good indication of your strengths and weaknesses. If ... Read More »

GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY – JANUARY 18 2018

Businesses that take the time to know their customers see higher sales and greater long term success than those who don’t, claims Marc Gordon. “It’s astounding the amount of information customers are willing to share with businesses they buy from,” says Marc. “All a business owner has to do is ask and listen. The feedback is essentially a roadmap for ... Read More »

Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs: Are You Prepared?

Bill 148 Is More Than Minimum Wage You’ve probably heard by now that minimum wage is on the rise in Ontario. This is due to The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which is now in effect as of November 27. With this act -also known as Bill 148 – the provincial government aims to balance employee rights and stimulate economic ... Read More »

10 Tips For Vendors To Boost Their Channel Sales In 2018

1.    Know how the channel ranks your performance. Ensure that you are nominated and/or invite your channel partners to vote for you in the 11th annual Reseller Choice Awards – It’s FREE! The voting deadline is January 20th, 2018. The Awards will be handed out on February 1st at a Gala. See Reseller Choice Awards for details. 2.    Get the inside ... Read More »

Wish You A Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Another year, another chapter in our life to be written…What will you do differently in 2018 to be happier? While financial prosperity may seem to make some people happy, that in itself may not bring sustainable and deep happiness. It’s only my opinion, but I think having more time to do what you love to do is the real gateway ... Read More »

Bill 148: Is Your Business Ready?

With over 400,000 small and medium enterprises in Ontario, the effects of Bill 148 will be felt province-wide. Wage hikes will result in spikes in prices in some sectors, and will drive down profits in others. But, most of all, the huge numbers of changes presented by Bill 148 require business owners to set aside time to calculate the full ... Read More »

Five Tips for Socially Safe Holiday Parties

With the holiday season upon us, there’s a decent chance you’re going to attend at least one corporate affair. Perhaps a networking event or a company party. Regardless, the holiday mood can sometimes get the better of us, leading to some uncomfortable situations and possibly career damaging behaviour. So before you head out for a night of after hours merriment, ... Read More »

What’s Mark Banfield’s Perspective of the Merger between Autotask and Datto?

In my recent interview with Mark Banfield, Autotask’s Senior VP and GM of International, we talked about several things including the merger between Autotask and Datto (from an Autotask’s perspective) and what’s the current state of the MSP channel in the UK. Mark offered some great insights to help MSPs to grow their business. Listen to the full interview! Come ... Read More »

How Bad Hires Can Sabotage Success

If you run a business then you know all too well that hiring a new employee is a challenging process. And making the wrong decision on a new hire is extremely costly, especially for those running a small business. In recent years, there have been a number of studies which address just how expensive making a poor hiring decision can ... Read More »