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5 Ways to Improve Your MSP Service Level Agreement (SLA)

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5 Ways to Improve Your MSP Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

SLAs are the foundation of your MSP business. They are essential to building strong client relationships and must be clear, reasonable and well-constructed.

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6 Elements Every MSP Website Should Have: The Weekly Byte [VIDEO]

Posted by Brandon Garcin on January 22, 2018

Six Elements Every MSP Website Should Have

Your website is arguably your most important marketing asset—it’s where you can make a first impression with prospects, offer information about your products and services, and convert visitors into leads. But what should your website include? What information is most important, and how should you organize your content? Explore six website must-haves in this episode of The Weekly Byte!

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Website Optimization and Design, The Weekly Byte

7 Steps for Hiring a Rockstar MSP Sales Rep

Posted by Lily Teplow on January 19, 2018

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The global demand for managed IT services is greater than ever before. Analysts suggest that the emergence and proliferation of new trends, cloud and security technologies will drive the overall market to $268.25 billion by 2022. And a big part of that market will be comprised of MSPs who cater to small- and medium-sized businesses. Just like yourself!

Now, how can you position yourself to grab a well-deserved slice of that very lucrative managed services pie? A great place to start would be to hire an MSP sales representative. The rockstars of the MSP sales community can not only land you the new clients you need to grow your business, but will also qualify them to make sure they are bringing on great fits for your MSP company.

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Topics: Business Development and Growth, Sales and Marketing

5 Keys to Writing a Great Sales Email: The Weekly Byte [VIDEO]

Posted by Brandon Garcin on January 15, 2018

Five Keys to a Great Sales Email

Email is one of the most important channels your sales reps have at their disposal—but what makes a great sales email? What combination of messaging and tone will increase your open rates and encourage prospects to pick up the phone? Tune in to this episode of The Weekly Byte to find out!

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Website Optimization and Design, The Weekly Byte

7 Habits of Highly Successful IT Service Providers: Habit #3

Posted by Joseph Tavano on January 11, 2018

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Getting your MSP business to $1–2 million in revenue is one thing, but moving beyond that requires a different strategy. In this third installment of the 7 Habits of Highly Successful IT Service Providers, you’ll learn what it takes to grow your sales operation beyond the personal network that originally brought you success.

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Topics: Revenue Growth and Profitability, Sales and Marketing

11 New Year's Resolutions All MSPs Need to Stick To

Posted by Scott Wittstock on January 9, 2018

11 New Year's Resolutions All MSPs Need to Stick To

Each new year, we gear up to make positive changes in our personal lives. We take time to organize, get active again and set our goals for the new year. The motivation for wanting positive change to happen at the new year exists because of the fundamental psychological drivers we share as humans. If we can capitalize on the inspiration we feel, then we can continue to grow and improve year after year.

In business as well, there is a compelling force that drives us to close out the old year and usher in the new year with improvements that help us strengthen our business in positive ways. Below are eleven resolutions every MSP should stick to in order to better their business in the new year.

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Topics: Business Development and Growth, Sales and Marketing

Your Byte-Sized Year in Review: The Top 5 Weekly Byte Episodes of 2017

Posted by Brandon Garcin on January 8, 2018

The Weekly Byte 2017 Recap

Happy New Year from The Weekly Byte! Before we officially kick things off with some fresh videos and new resources, we’re taking a look back at our top 5 episodes of 2017. You can view each of these videos below, many of which contain links to templates, downloadable materials and other resources you can leverage in your business.  

Thank you to all of our viewers who tune in to both the video and audio editions of the show—we’re grateful for your viewership and look forward to continuing to help you be successful in 2018!

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Website Optimization and Design, The Weekly Byte, Inbound Marketing

Reasons to Use Managed IT Services in 2018

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on January 4, 2018

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As cited in TSIA’s The State of Managed Services 2017 report, managed services now represent 22 percent of services revenues, and overall net-new revenue for managed services continues to grow at a healthy average of 42 percent. It’s evident that the demand for managed services shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, a survey by Clutch.co shows that 69 percent of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) hire at least one type of IT service provider. So, what is fueling this impressive level of adoption? Why are so many business owners fans of your business model? 

The following research illustrates the top reasons SMBs work with MSPs and IT solutions providers. As you build your 2018 sales strategy, pay attention to these main market drivers.

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Remote Monitoring and Management, SMB Trends

How to Effectively Overcome Objections When Selling Managed Services

Posted by Blake Loughran on January 3, 2018

How to Effectively Overcome Objections When Selling

Overcoming objections is a critical skill for driving new revenue, but often our least favorite aspect of selling. Think about your own buying behavior. We all offer common, socially acceptable objections in our own lives. For example, we’ve all told a salesperson, “No thanks, I’m just looking.” It’s human nature to want to avoid conflict, which is why it isn’t comfortable to handle objections but it’s absolutely critical to handle every one.

If you’re looking to increase your close rates and truly grow your IT services business this year, you need to learn how to not only handle common objections, but effectively overcome them.

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Client Acquisition and Management

The Top 5 MSP Blog Posts of 2017

Posted by Lily Teplow on December 29, 2017

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What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2018? 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 optimizing your technical team, mastering the MSP sales process, incorporating security into your tech stack 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

Marketing Made Easy: Content that Generates the Most Leads

Posted by Lily Teplow on December 26, 2017

As an MSP, you’ve already mastered the art of modern IT, but can you say the same when it comes to marketing? If the basics of marketing don’t come naturally to you or your business, don’t fret. We’re taking a 101 approach to show you how to grow your managed IT services business by creating the best content, content that will actually generate leads for your company.

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Inbound Marketing

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