• Summary

  • A quick(ish) take on industry news and best practices for MSPs, solution providers, and others in the SMB channel from ChannelPro Network Executive Editor Rich Freeman and managed services consultant Erick Simpson.
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  • Sep 30 2022

    Erick and Rich discuss why data from CompTIA shows it’s time to talk strategy with your clients, why spending money on new employees can get you higher profits faster, and why the record for highest-altitude soccer game ever played is likely to stand for a while.

    Articles referenced in this episode:

    SMBs return to strategic mindset, plan tech investments to support innovation and recruitment, new CompTIA study reveals(link is external)
    Tech Buying Trends: SMBs Pinpoint Technology in Return to Strategy(link is external)
    Teen puts 22 socks on one foot in 30 seconds for Guinness record(link is external)
    Zero gravity soccer game breaks world record at 20,230 feet

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    14 mins
  • Sep 16 2022

    Erick and Rich sum up the action and mood at Datto’s first partner event since being acquired by Kaseya, urge you to charge for assessments instead of give them away, and marvel at the record-setting 1,109 pint Negroni recently poured in Bangkok.

    Articles referenced in this episode:

    Optimism and Wariness Among Datto Partners as DattoCon 2022 Concludes

    Thai hotel sets Guinness world record with largest Negroni cocktail

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    28 mins
  • Sep 13 2022

    Erick and Rich discuss a forthcoming alerts management solution from Gradient MSP, why every MSP should build an organizational accountability chart, and a 38-year-old man in Japan paid $71 a booking to do nothing in particular.

    Articles referenced in this episode:

    Gradient Readies Alerts Management Solution

    Dream job: the Japanese man who gets paid to do nothing

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    16 mins

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