Partnering With Peers For Growth

Mar 03

Kevin Royalty

Listen to today’s episode HERE.

Karl welcomes Kevin Royalty, from Total Care Computer Consulting, to our show today. Kevin is a longstanding Microsoft MVP, Moderator on the SpiceWorks’ Small Business Server and Server Essentials Forum, and leader in the MSP community.

Kevin was featured in the January edition of ChannelPro magazine in an article entitled A How-To Guide for Partnering With Peers (Jan 2015, P. 20).

Kevin talks with Karl about the value of partnering with fellow MSPs. He says it is a mistake to loose site of how powerful working with fellow MSPs can be, despite the fact that those same MSPs may have overlap with your services and technically be “the competition”.

Karl and Kevin share a number of specific examples of how such partnering has worked for them over the years in running their managed services businesses. They both agree that some kind of partnering is vital for an MSP, otherwise you will seriously confine your growth.

Bob Nitrio

Computer Wallah Bob Nitrio also joins us today in our Oddballs segment. Bob gives a thorough comparison between Stamps.com and PB Smart Postage (a Pitney Bowes-Brother Label Printers partner service) following his experience in investigating what could be a handy and professional postage tool for his business.

 

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* Nonprofit Technology Conference
 March 4 – 6
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* Ingram Micro Cloud Summit
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* Wearables TechCon
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* Channel Partners Conference and Expo
March 16 – 18
Las Vegas, NV
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* HP Global Partner Conference
March 16 – 19
Las Vegas, NV
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* SMB Nation Office 365 Tour
March 17th
New York, NY
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Still Odd

Jan 20

First of all…WOOT!

We made it a full year in production!!

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Our debut was last year, Jan 21 2014, where we welcomed SMB Nation’s Harry Brelsford and Cloud Nine’s Lars Anderson.

We have since added our Oddballs segment with the amazing resident Oddballs Rayanne Buchianico, Computer Wallah Bob Nitrio, Amy Babinchak, and Manuel Palachuk. We have also syndicated the show to iTunes!

And we look forward to a great year for Odd Tuesdays ahead!

Thanks to everyone who has been following the show, telling others about the show, liking us on Facebook, giving us terrific show ideas, and a special thanks to Eric Black from Fiverr who has been responsible for much of the artwork on our blog!

Karl and I thank you very much!! 🙂     …and now, on to more Podcasts!

Robert CraneIn today’s episode, Robert Crane, from CIAOPS, talks about the “green fields” opportunity that exists with SharePoint. Robert has written a number of books on SharePoint and says MSPs who choose to be a reseller of SharePoint become a specialist in a broadening technology landscape.

Robert explains that being a reseller allows MSPs to offer clients better compliance and control options, improved dynamic search capabilities, as well as a host of other progressive options.

Manuel Palachuk also joins today’s program in our Oddballs segment. Manuel shares some terrific how-to’s on documenting your processes.


Manuel Palachuk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Results & Building Vendor Relationships

Nov 04

Results Software

In today’s episode of Odd Tuesdays, Karl talks to Mike Honig, Senior Director of Business Development at Results Software.

Mike talks about Results’ expanded CRM system that includes project management and field service management components. He says the software is mobile enabled and includes time tracking. Mike notes that the time tracking is integrated into QuickBooks for tracking of both employee time and client billable time.

 

Amy Babinchak
Our Oddballs segment today features Amy Babinchak discussing the importance of MSPs building and developing vendor relationships.

And as always the latest in Tech news and events happening around the place is announced – as well as the fact that Odd Tuesdays is now officially syndicated to the iTunes store!

 

 Click below to hear November 4th’s show:

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Today’s episode also features a discount code for listeners to register to the brand new Great Little Seminar 5-week online course starting up on Dec. 1.  The course is instructed by both Manuel & Karl Palachuk, co-authors of the book The Network Migration Workbook.

 

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Avoid Overwhelm As An IT Business Owner

Aug 19

Richard Tubb
Richard Tubb joins the program ahead of his impending book release of The IT Business Survival Guide.

Richard joined Karl earlier in the year in Karl’s annual SMB Online Conference and the two have frequently collaborated over the last 8 years.

Karl and Richard talk about the book, which Richard stresses is not just another “guide to running an MSP business”. Richard says the book is an easy-to-read guide full or practical advise for MSPs that are struggling with the daily stresses of running an IT business.

The book is born out of Richard’s personal experience with running an IT business and blogging tips for MSPs for 15 years.

 

Manuel Palachuk
Manuel Palachuk, a brand new addition to the show’s Oddballs team, delivers his first Oddballs tips segment!

Manuel has over 25 years of business, management, and training experience in the computer and electronics industries. He is an expert in process management. A number of his whitepapers and webinars on the subject can be found here.

Today Manuel discusses the value of learning and understanding a technology before you need it.

 

 Click below to hear August 19th’s show:

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Patching the Human & The SMBKitchen Project

Jul 01

SMBKitchen

 

In this episode Karl talks to Phil Elder and Susan Bradley from the SMBKitchen Project.

Both Phil and Susan have some key specialties in the world of tech management and share upcoming projects they are involved with. They also offer the chance for a lucky listener to win a year-long membership to the SMBKitchen ASP Project, a managed services educational project we have been highlighting on our show in recent weeks.

 

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Resident Oddballs
co-host Amy Babinchak joins the program again.

Amy is also involved in the SMBKitchen project, although today she joins the show to share insight into when to hire and how to train administrative and tech staff for your managed services business.

 

Click below to listen to the show – lots of Tech News, tech event highlights, and a forecast on the rest of the year ahead for Karl Palachuk, which includes information on Karl’s recently announced Roadshow Down Under tour.

 

Click below to hear July 1st’s show:

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