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26 Aug 5 Types of Disasters That Can Threaten SMBs

Businesses of any size are prone to disasters. Small businesses, however, are frequently less equipped should a disaster strike. Understanding the risks your business can face is the first step in making sure you’re prepared to tackle them. Natural disasters and hardware failures are only the tip of the iceberg. Here are five types of disasters that you should be...

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25 Aug 4 Questions to Ask Yourself About How Remote Wipe Will Save Your Business

Have you ever lost a laptop? Or maybe you’ve had an employee leave the company unexpectedly? These situations can cause a lot of extra work and stress, something you as a business owner would probably like to avoid.  A feature called “remote wipe” can be a useful tool to help with that. Remote wipe is part of eFolder’s file sync...

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24 Aug In Defense of Partners Calling Partners “Partners”

Put “overused business expressions” into a search engine. You will quickly find that some people have very strong opinions on which expressions the rest of us should not use. One site tells us there are 100 terrible clichés we must never use. Another has 45. Another, rather violently, asserts that 32 empty phrases “must die.” Still another hates 26. There...

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23 Aug 3 Ways to Gain New Business through Referrals

There are many ways to look for new business. Some are through traditional marketing and promotional efforts and others can come about through referral programs. Farrell Lusher, President of Stepfar Technology Group, has leveraged several referral strategies to successfully recruit new clients. Here are 3 ways to gain new business through referrals: 1. Start a referral program with current clients – This...

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19 Aug 4 Important HIPAA FAQs for MSPs

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was first passed in an effort to increase the portability of health insurance. Today, HIPAA has guidelines and regulations aimed reduce fraud and simplify administration. Although HIPAA regulations apply to health care professionals and entities that have access to patient health information, it is little-known that business associates of health...

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18 Aug How to Focus on Vertical Markets in 3 Easy Steps

Specializing in one or more verticals can help your MSP gain more in-depth market knowledge, build stronger relationships with your clients and establish a competitive advantage. By working with the same community over and over again, you will also learn how to speak their language and how to best fulfill their particular IT needs. Whether you are looking to reinvent your...

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17 Aug Businesses Underwater: Opening Our Hearts to Louisiana

“A torrent of about 2 feet of rain inundated the southern part of the state over a 48-hour period and many homes and businesses were still underwater.” – AP, Baton Rouge, August 16, 2016 eFolder has partners in Louisiana. If businesses are underwater, that means servers and local backup appliances are underwater, too. We checked in with the eFolder Account Managers...

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16 Aug MSP Jargon: What’s in A Word?

Providing managed services sounds easy enough…but for those choosing to make the leap from break-fix or start a brand new MSP business, there may be some vocabulary and business concepts that seem new or a little redundant. For example, what are the differences between a quote, a proposal, a contract or an SLA? Here are a few widely accepted definitions of...

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11 Aug 4 Big Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Marketing. Something you’ve probably been thinking about doing for a while, only to constantly find yourself too swamped to actually implement a marketing strategy to help accelerate the growth of your MSP. When you finally do have some time on your hands, you will likely sit down and think of all the marketing tactics you should be doing. Just as...

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