I know what you’re thinking… oh man, summer reading has a bad rep. It takes you back to those middle school days of disorganized lockers and staying inside to write book reports. But I promise, this is not your average school summer reading list. Below are a list of blogs, books, and other resources to help grow and better your business!
Summer is the perfect time to catch up on the things you wouldn’t normally have time for during the rest of the year. Why not spend your summertime catching up on some good reads that can also be helpful to your business! With that in mind, we’re making the next item on our MSP Summer BuckIT List to add these business-boosting resources to your summer reading list! Take a look at the list below, and start bettering your business today!
Blogs & Websites
MSPmentor describes themselves as “the ultimate guide to managed services.” As a managed service provider, this is a great resource to turn to for the industry’s most important trends and topics, and all things MSP. You can visit their website and blog here to check it out for yourself!
SMBNation is another great destination for all IT professionals and MSPs working in small-to-medium-sized organizations to find the latest news and events that influence the SMB IT community. Click here to visit their blog!
CRN is a leading news source for solution providers in the IT channel. They provide current industry news, reviews, and much more. Are you struggling to come up with topics for your blog or next newsletter? For inspiration, have a look at CRN's website here!
Build to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
This is a book that is perfect for any job function or level of authority. Authors James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras spend six years studying companies and identifying the ingredients that make them so successful. This book shares insights in the underlying factors that help companies outperform their competition, and details how you can preserve the goals and values that set your company apart.
The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential
Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each stage of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader. It comes highly recommended by our own leadership here at Continuum!
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
This is a management book by James C. Collins that aims to describe how companies transition from being average companies to great companies and how companies can fail to make the transition. In this read, you’ll discover the main factor for making the leap and how to focus your company’s resources to be most successful in your respective field.
MSPedia is most simply described as your managed IT services encyclopedia. With 7 informational articles and growing, it contains the insights you need to get up to speed on today’s leading MSP technologies and services. Check out MSPedia here!
MSPradio is our weekly radio show for MSPs and IT solution providers. We cover a lot of different topics, but ultimately, our show is about helping you find success in managed IT services. If you're an MSP, subscribe today to get weekly tips on how to grow your business and chart your path to success. You can check out all MSPradio blog posts here, or subscribe to the podcast straight from iTunes! These short episodes are the perfect entertainment for long commutes into work or car trips to visit clients.
With this ultimate summer reading list, you can now sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of summer knowing that you've got even more tools in your MSP arsenal!
What books or resources have been especially influential in your career? Sound off in the comments below!
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