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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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A 5-Step Guide to Going to Market with Your Security Solution

Posted by Joseph Tavano on December 4, 2018

A 5-Step Guide to Going to Market with Your Security Solution

Most MSPs who have some experience in the channel understand what it takes to start offering new products to their clients; whether it is a new service, an add-on or additional form of IT support, the rollout can differ greatly. However, when it comes to offering an advanced security solution, there is little comparison—it is an entire category of products and services that are being introduced.

In order to successfully go to market in the cyber security space, MSPs need to solidify a plan well in advance of their solution’s public availability.

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Topics: Managed Security Services, Cybersecurity and Threat Management, Sales and Marketing

The Top 5 MSP Blog Posts of November 2018

Posted by Lily Teplow on November 29, 2018

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What are the keys to an MSP marketing plan for 2019? How can you explain the cloud to your clients? What tools are needed to build a cyber security offering? We answer these questions and more in our monthly roundup of the MSPblog's most popular posts.

See below for the top five blog articles our readers couldn’t get enough of this November.

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Cybersecurity and Threat Management, Client Acquisition and Management

Your MSP Marketing Should Meet Your Customers Where They Are At

Posted by Nate Freedman on November 27, 2018

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As the owner of an MSP marketing company, a lot of my days are spent working directly with clients on all of their MSP sales and marketing strategy needs. It's part of what I enjoy the most, because it really gives me a chance to spend time with someone on a one-on-one basis to learn more about who they are, what they want and why that matters so much to them.

Recently, one of my clients came to me with a question that I immediately thought was worth answering here, as well. In so many words, he said "why can't I get certain SMB business owners to take IT seriously?"

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Topics: Sales and Marketing

3 Quick Ways to Improve Your Website's Visibility: The Weekly Byte [VIDEO]

Posted by Brandon Garcin on November 26, 2018

The Weekly Byte Episode 119

Your website is arguably your most important asset when it comes to marketing and lead generation—but if you haven’t properly configured or optimized certain things, you’ll have a difficult time ranking in Google and other search engines. In this episode of The Weekly Byte, we look at three quick and easy-to-implement updates that can help boost your website’s visibility!

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

4 Ways to Create Upsell Opportunities with Your Clients: The Weekly Byte [VIDEO]

Posted by Brandon Garcin on November 19, 2018

The Weekly Byte Episode 118

Upselling or cross-selling your existing clients can be tricky—and just because someone has purchased one or two of your services doesn’t mean they’re guaranteed to buy into your full portfolio. Tune into this episode of The Weekly Byte to discover which tactics and processes you can leverage to drive successful upsell conversations with existing customers!

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Topics: The Weekly Byte, Sales and Marketing, Cyber Security

5 Trends MSPs Should Be Blogging About in 2019

Posted by Lily Teplow on November 15, 2018

5 Blog Topics MSPs Should Be Writing About in 2019

Blogging has become a core component of any business’ marketing strategy. And, with the ability to reach thousands of readers, establish authority in the market, and cost-effectively drive leads, blogging can have many benefits for your MSP business. But where most MSPs find themselves stuck is, “which topics should I be blogging about that will attract the right clients?”

We’ve reached a time of year where many are looking ahead for 2019 predictions and trends—and the IT industry is no exception. Keep reading to discover which five topics we suspect MSPs will see more of in 2019 and how you can leverage them to demonstrate your authority in blogs and other marketing efforts.

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Topics: Blogging, SMB Trends, Sales and Marketing

How Do You Market, Call and Set an MSP Sales Meeting?

Posted by Lily Teplow on November 14, 2018

How Do You Market, Call and Set an MSP Sales Meeting?

If you want to accelerate sales and grow your MSP business, you can’t rely on leads coming to you and ringing your phones off the hook. You need to develop the relationship, ease them down the sales funnel and arrange a time to meet with well-suited prospects. However, it can be tough for MSPs to get your foot in the door and actually set this date.

Keep reading to discover tips on how to request onsite visits, what to cover during these appointments, and how to effectively follow-up to move the sale forward.

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Client Acquisition and Management

4 Signs You Should Say “No” to a Prospect

Posted by Lily Teplow on November 13, 2018

4 Signs You Should Say No to a Prospect

I’ve written a lot of posts on how MSPs can generate new leads, improve close rates, and become more successful in sales and marketing—but I think it’s time to flip the script a bit. While the fact remains that you can’t effectively grow your business if you’re not acquiring new clients, that doesn’t mean that you should jump on every opportunity that comes down the pipeline. In fact, knowing when to say “no” to a prospect can be just as valuable as knowing when to say “yes.”

In this post, we’ll explore four red flags that could signal when it might make sense to pause (or even walk away from) a potentially bad deal.

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Client Acquisition and Management

How to Leverage Product Demos When Selling MSP Services

Posted by Lily Teplow on November 7, 2018

How to Leverage Product Demos When Selling MSP Services

During the typical MSP sales process, countless hours can be spent talking to prospects about the value of your managed IT services. However, how can you actually show them said value?

The answer may be simple: product demonstrations. Product demos should be used throughout your sales cycle and even when cross-selling and upselling existing accounts. In this post, we’ll explore how MSPs can better leverage product demos and the benefits they can have on generating new and better business.

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Topics: IT Service Delivery, Client Acquisition and Management, Sales and Marketing

4 Cyber Security Resources to Improve Your Go-To-Market Strategy: The Weekly Byte [VIDEO]

Posted by Brandon Garcin on November 5, 2018

The Weekly Byte Episode 117

Cyber security doesn’t sell itself, and your go-to-market strategy needs to be well-established before you begin engaging in sales conversations with clients and prospects. In this episode of The Weekly Byte, we explore four resources you can download and use immediately to help you enhance your security content library!

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Topics: The Weekly Byte, Sales and Marketing, Cyber Security

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