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21 Feb The Power of Peer Groups: How One MSP Gives Back to the MSP Community

Editor’s Note: Nathan Austin, VP of Business Development at Mytech Partners, discusses his involvement with the HTG community and how the peer group has added tremendous value to the Mytech organization. Nathan also shares his experience leading the HTG program, Building a Sales Engine, where he coaches MSPs in theory and practical experience around creating a top notch sales organization. Ted...

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24 Nov Peer Groups and Marketing Accountability

In an eFolder blog post last week we explored the many benefits of joining an MSP peer group and why both business owners and various departments across your company should take advantage of working with fellow MSPs. Despite the daily operational challenges that IT Providers face, marketing in particular can turn into a struggle for business owners who are trying...

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17 Nov Leadership Development with HTG Service Exec Groups

Rome was not built in a day and neither is a premium MSP business. When looking to stay competitive in an increasingly crowded market, it can be incredibly beneficial for business owners to learn from peers how best to develop their leadership and management skills. While there are several peer groups and networking events available to the MSP community, one...

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25 Oct Three Pillars That Will Lead to Personal and Professional Success

There are several peer group choices available to Solution Providers in the IT Channel. While there are many benefits to joining a peer group, such as a chance to gain insights about what your peers are doing to become successful and of course the opportunity to benchmark yourself against other service providers (so you know exactly what “good” looks like),...

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18 Oct What is a Predominant Business Model?

In my last blog post, I gave a brief explanation of industry benchmarking and the benefits that come when Solution Providers benchmark with their peers, like strategic planning and company health checks. In order to benchmark effectively and accurately, anyone in the IT services industry must first figure out what their predominant business model (PBM) is. Service Leadership came up with...

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11 Oct Peer Groups and Benchmarking: The Inside Scoop

Joining a peer group can provide many benefits for those who choose to get involved. You spend time with your peers, learn best practices from each other such as how to hire more qualified candidates or drive more sales, and discuss educational and relevant topics. One important aspect of IT Channel peer groups, such as HTG or Robin Robins, is...

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07 Jun 6 Suggestions When Making the Switch to Managed Services

Making the decision to change your business model from break-fix to managed services takes a lot of thought and consideration. It is a big commitment and a lot of effort to completely evolve from a reactive service model to a proactive, fixed-fee service model. Ted Hulsy, eFolder VP of Marketing, recently chatted with Ted Warner, CEO of Connecting Point, for an...

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12 Apr How to Leverage Thought Leadership to Promote Your MSP

Thought leaders are known as the informed opinion leaders and go-to people in their field of expertise. But have you ever considered yourself one? Providing thought leadership can be an effective way to promote your MSP and establish yourself and your business as an industry leader. To be an effective thought leader, it’s important to be both enthusiastic and knowledgeable...

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09 Sep 3 Reasons Every MSP Should Consider Joining an IT Peer Group

Every leader of an MSP business knows the advantages of running their own business: being one’s own boss gives small business owners tremendous autonomy and freedom. But one oft-overlooked aspect of entrepreneurship, especially for those who decide to “go it alone” in the cutthroat IT space, is the benefit of associating with a peer group. IT resellers who join a...

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28 Aug Partners Weigh In: Joining an IT Peer Group

If you haven’t joined an IT peer group, you should. Yesterday, we conducted a webinar with three eFolder partners that are involved in IT peer groups. Phil Kenealy, President and Owner of Aces, Kim Nielsen, President of Computer Technologies, Inc., and David Lair, Owner of Lair Services, Inc., came on for a panel discussion to explain the benefits, including the personal,...

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