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The Ultimate Guide to Success in Managed IT Services

What are the fundamentals to building a profitable managed IT services business? Keep reading to discover the four key ingredients for success.

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10 Free and Helpful Online Tools for MSPs

Posted by Ben Barker on January 17, 2019

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Everyone appreciates a helping hand. When you discover a free, online tool that makes your job easier, it can be hard to imagine life without it. With that in mind, we decided to reach out to you in order to compile a list of these helpful tools, all in one place. Why spend hours poking around online looking for a solution to your problem when it is very likely that one of your peers has already discovered and shared that solution?

 

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Topics: Business Development and Growth, Revenue Growth and Profitability

The Top 5 MSP Blog Posts of 2018

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on January 1, 2019

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Happy New Year! What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2019? Maybe you’re hoping to devote more time to growing your managed services business, fill your lead pipeline or break into the cybersecurity space. These are all great goals to have, but to actually achieve them, you might need a little help.

Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up our top five posts from the MSPblog this year. With tips and best practices on mastering the MSP sales process, making strategic business decisions, incorporating security into your portfolio, optimizing your tech talent and much more, you’ll be set up for success in the new year. Take a look at our top posts below to get a head start on your resolutions!

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Topics: Business Development and Growth, Sales and Marketing, Cybersecurity and Threat Management

Is Your Managed Services Business Running Into These 5 Problems?

Posted by Ray Vrabel on December 27, 2018

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The managed services market is predicted to grow to $242.45 billion by 2021 at a 10.8 percent CAGR! With such an outlook, it's no wonder so many MSPs are seizing this opportunity.

Whether proactive IT management has been your primary business model for years or you're exploring the managed IT services advantage for the first time, the potential for revenue growth is significant. Yet, maybe you've struggled to capitalize on this growing market. You're not alone. Here are five of the most common problems MSPs encounter and how you can avoid these pitfalls in your own business.

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Topics: Business Development and Growth, Revenue Growth and Profitability, Sales and Marketing

5 Non-Monetary Compensation Strategies Every MSP Should Be Using

Posted by Lily Teplow on December 12, 2018

5 Non-Monetary Compensation Strategies Your MSP Should Be Using

Money is many things, but it isn’t everything. It can be tough out there for managed IT services providers who want retain top talent but don’t always have the means to pay them. Luckily, there are several non-monetary ways that you can offer your employees compensation that actually help to enrich your staff’s daily work environment.

In the spirit of the upcoming new year, look to incorporate these non-monetary compensation strategies. As a result, you could see a more positive company culture, more engaged employees, and a more loyal, productive workforce.

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Topics: Business Development and Growth, Workforce Optimization and Employee Retention, Revenue Growth and Profitability

4 Simple Ways to Show Clients You're Thankful for Them

Posted by Lily Teplow on November 21, 2018

4 Simple Ways to Show Clients You Are Thankful for Them

While acquiring new business is always important, maintaining your existing business should be a focal point as well. With the everyday grind of running your MSP business, it’s easy to forget to tell your clients how you appreciate their partnership. So, in the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re providing you with four simple ways to show clients you're thankful for them and make them feel valued and important to your business.

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Topics: Client Acquisition and Management, Business Development and Growth, Customer Service

Partner Spotlight: Why MSPs Should Go to Industry Events

Posted by Mark Matthews on October 11, 2018

Partner Spotlight: Why MSPs Should Go to Industry Events

It can seem on the face of it that industry events are expensive to go to, especially if you have to fly to get there, add the hotel costs and the event themselves are normally chargeable, it can all add up. Sometimes the costs can run into the thousands, particularly if you take other members of your team with you. The key to an industry event is finding the greater value for your company. There may be things at the event that you wouldn’t know about otherwise but have potential to bring a new source of revenue to your company, or a method of doing something that would increase productivity tenfold!

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Topics: Events, Business Development and Growth

Here Are the Top Marketing Questions MSPs Are Asking

Posted by Lily Teplow on October 3, 2018

Marketing is essential to growing your business, yet it doesn’t come as naturally to most MSPs. But it’s OK, that’s exactly why we created the Grow Your Business Hub—an all-inclusive marketing support hub at Navigate where we work with hundreds of Continuum partners to identify and support their key marketing growth initiatives.

Last week at Navigate 2018, the Grow Your Business Hub team and I had some great conversations around MSP sales and marketing. If you recognize room for improvement in your marketing endeavors, the good news is that you're not alone. Here are some of the most frequently asked marketing questions we heard from MSPs at each station.

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Growth

Live from Navigate 2018: Day 2 Coverage

Posted by Lily Teplow on September 27, 2018

Live from Navigate 2018: Day 2 Coverage

Greetings again from day two of Navigate 2018, Continuum’s user conference focused on empowering our MSP partners with the tools and insights they need to achieve success in the IT space.

Day one was full of value, including various breakout sessions, one-on-one marketing consultations at the Grow Your Business Hub, the opening of the Cyber Attack Simulator, and of course, an inspiring keynote address from our very own Michael George.

Riding off the coattails of an eventful and successful day one, here’s a quick look at what day two of Navigate 2018 had to offer.

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Topics: Navigate 2018, Business Development and Growth, Sales and Marketing

Live from Navigate 2018: Day 1 Coverage

Posted by Lily Teplow on September 26, 2018

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Greetings from Boston at Navigate 2018, Continuum’s user conference focused on empowering our MSP partners with the tools and insight they need to define their path and achieve success in the IT space. Over the next three days, we will be live blogging this great event—covering all the valuable content, announcements, and highlights that Navigate has to offer.

Here are our top stories from the first day of Navigate 2018.

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Topics: Navigate 2018, Business Development and Growth

Top 5 Warning Signs That Your Client is About to Leave You

Posted by Lily Teplow on September 25, 2018

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What is one of the worst things an MSP can hear? “You’re fired!”

When a client leaves you, that’s called churn… and it’s really bad for your business. Churn not only represents a client leaving, but it can be incredibly costly to replace that business. It’s important to minimize client churn and therefore, you need to be able to identify the early signs of churn so you can reduce the chance that your client leaves you.

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Topics: Business Development and Growth, Revenue Growth and Profitability

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