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The British IT Channel Convenes on December 7 in London

If you are in the UK, then mark your calendar for December 7, 2017. It’s a date to meet great people of like-minds, grow your business and have a little fun! It’s where the North American channel meets the UK! It may be one of the best opportunities to wrap up the year with the right dose of reflection, fresh ... Read More »

What did we learn about making MSPs and VARs efficient?

At the recent ChannelCON conference in Austin, Texas, Carolyn April hosted five panelists Nadia Karatsoreos, Len DiCostanzo, Charles Love, Crash Lowe and myself as we discussed the topic of business optimization and took questions from the audience. You can check out what each of the speakers offer the channel to improve efficiency. Several speakers were actual MSPs in the past ... Read More »

6 things that we will be doing at ChannelCON

There are about 30 moving parts to being a successful VAR or MSP. If you were to observe successful companies, it all becomes obvious. They know exactly what to do, but they are reluctant to share their secrets. I actually have a keynote that I do on the top 10 secrets of the most successful VARs and MSPs but you ... Read More »

5 Steps For MSPs and VARs To Future-Proof Their Business

Benchmark your best business practices. If you are not running on best business practices, then you are simply not operating as efficient as you can be. This makes you less effective which puts you at a disadvantage to competitors. You can test your best business practices at Best Managed IT Companies, for free. Connect with the right business coaches to ... Read More »

What are you doing on June 28-29 in the UK?

Want to get some inspiration and deep insights on building a smarter Managed Services Provider business? We have assembled 10 of the best channel business coaches and experts who are preparing to come to Milton Keynes on June 28-29 to help you in ways that you will only appreciate when you experience the live event. Come one or both days! ... Read More »

Rise of the new ChannelNEXT 2.0

As the attendees started streaming into Collingwood on June 5th, there was a high level of anticipation in the air as we knew something magical was about to happen. The delegates quickly realized that the agenda was packed with a lot of business coaches and independent speakers that would either provide valuable information about the IT industry or actionable tips ... Read More »

Selling Happiness

At the upcoming ChannelNEXT event on June 5-6, Marc Gordon will be speaking on selling happiness to create customer experiences that inspire loyalty and encourage referrals. Every VAR, MSP and Vendor want to foster customer loyalty. A case can be made that customer loyalty may be the ultimate measurement in business success. How is your customer experience and loyalty? Do ... Read More »

Bluestar and its partners embracing change

Since the theme of this event was about change, I thought I would first give you my two-cents on “to change or not to change”… Most everyone in the IT channel has experienced some significant changes and challenges. Unless some crazy thing happens in the World (which is quite possible), change seems highly likely to continue for the foreseeable future. ... Read More »

Datto in the NEWS

Datto has acquired OpenMesh and is now offering management networking services. It enables MSPs to generate monthly recurring revenue from networking. “We now offer our partners discounts on hardware, with monthly fees. That enables them to have cloud management. It is meant for small SMBs” Datto has also partnered with RapidFire Tools to offer an assessment tool that can run automatically on ... Read More »

Five Power Business BOOTCAMPS on June 29th – Milton Keynes to move the needle up on your skills

On June 29th, you can attend any of the following 5 Business BOOTCAMPS in Milton Keynes, UK. Simply complete the registration form and select “send me information on bootcamps“. You will receive complete information and payment details. These BOOTCAMPS are INTENSIVE and CONDENSED 3-hour business coaching sessions designed specifically for IT VARs and MSPs who want to learn the most ... Read More »