Randal Wark Discusses The Value of Peer-to-Peer Collaboration through a Mastermind Group

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn A MasterMind is a group of of dedicated individuals, usually 5-10 with the common goal of improving themselves and their business. They meet regularly and benefit from peer-to peer support, accountability and goal setting. A MasterMind group is for you if you are: ... Read More »

Women in Tech

By Marie Wiese A Blue Print for Women’s Leadership Many people have asked me why we still need to focus on getting more women into the tech industry. Sadly, the numbers of women entering tech have been declining over the last five years and the “T” in STEM is the only sector that has not grown despite efforts by government ... Read More »

Shane Gibson Talks about Sales and Social Media

Shane Gibson is an international speaker, sales trainer, and author on social media marketing, social selling and sales performance. He has spoken to over 100,000 people on stages in North America, Southern Africa, India, Dubai, Malaysia and South America. Shane Gibson is #5 on the Forbes.com list of the Top 30 Social Sales People in the World. Read More »

20 Cool Vendors We Found At ChannelNEXT18

Every year, we reach out to hundreds of vendors and we only select about 20 to showcase at each ChannelNEXT event. We look for vendors with great solutions that solve big problems and are 100% channel friendly. We look for solutions that can generate significant profits for MSPs and VARs. We also focus on products that can generate recurring revenue ... Read More »

Channel Partners Got A Lot More Than Expected

Niagara Falls, June 6-7, 2018 – ChannelNEXT wrapped up the second event of the year touting the new “300 Elite Mastermind format”. Building on the resounding success of the first event, the formula has definitely hit another major milestone. “After a few years of transforming ChannelNEXT, I believe we finally got it right. We have transformed into a best business ... Read More »

Five reasons to not give up on the telephone

Do you appreciate the value of a real time conversation? Or would you rather just send a text or email? While many people would rather do the latter, real conversations can provide more information than any text. If you agree, then this is one article I think you’ll want to share. Much has been written lately about the phone becoming ... Read More »

Sparks Fly When Artificial Intelligence Meets Digital Marketing

The race to automate the marketing and sales processes are in full throttle. Although we mostly hear about marketing automation, the big challenge is on aligning the right amount of AI in the Sales and Marketing processes. We are going to tackle these two monster subjects head on at the upcoming ChannelNEXT Conference on June 6-7 at Niagara Falls. We ... Read More »

A Different Take on Employee Engagement

Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their workplace. To find a way to measure this, Gallup studied tens of millions of people and determined that just 12 questions (the Gallup Q12) can provide effective metrics on employee engagement. Yes, engagement can be quantified and yes, you can track how your company ... Read More »

Could a workplace harassment claim shut down your business?

When was the last time you awoke to an issue in your business that had been going on for a while before you became aware of it? The workplace harassment issue is exactly that for so many business owners. You could get side-swiped with a workplace harassment issue that takes you to court with legal fees that could ultimately shut ... Read More »