Category: Sales & Marketing

prospecting success
Carrie Simpson: Creating long-term prospecting success

Carrie Simpson: Creating long-term prospecting success

If you had asked some our very first customers three or six months into their first campaign with us at Managed Sales Pros, many of them would have declared their programs a failure. Zero deals closed. Many of them left...

/ May 21, 2018
MSP marketing strategy
Why security should be a pillar in your MSP marketing strategy

Why security should be a pillar in your MSP marketing strategy

Looking back on my two decades of industry experience, one thing I can say for sure is that while the digital era has brought a huge number of benefits with it, it’s also brought a number of significant disadvantages, too....

/ May 16, 2018 / 2 Comments
Ask an MSP Expert: Are pay-for-play magazines worth the cost?

Ask an MSP Expert: Are pay-for-play magazines worth the cost?

Q: My MSP gets contacted once in a while by people offering to include us on a top 10 list of providers in the area. While this might be great for our business, it usually has a big price tag....

/ May 14, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: How do other MSPs overcome pricing objections?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do other MSPs overcome pricing objections?

Q: When I’m trying to close a managed service deal and I run into a pricing objection, I have a hard time getting past it. How can I confidently overcome a pricing objection? You’re certainly not alone when it comes...

/ May 7, 2018
Shiny penny marketing
Robin Robins: The Shiny-New-Penny Syndrome

Robin Robins: The Shiny-New-Penny Syndrome

One of the 1,100+ Boot Camp attendees wrote a rather extensive note, providing feedback that the sessions were worthless and nothing of value could be gained or learned. She mentioned the “lack of new campaigns” as one of her main...

/ April 30, 2018
Thought leadership
Carrie Simpson: Thought leadership prospecting the right way

Carrie Simpson: Thought leadership prospecting the right way

Thought leadership prospecting combines personalized interactions with automated marketing touches. It uses carefully curated content and intelligent one-on-one discussions to begin and nurture relationships with qualified prospects. The good news is that you can start thought leadership prospecting using the...

/ April 18, 2018 / 3 Comments
marketing KPIs
Angela Leavitt: 7 key marketing KPIs for MSPs

Angela Leavitt: 7 key marketing KPIs for MSPs

The beginning of any new year is an exciting time for MSPs, especially when it comes to your sales and marketing efforts. You have a blank slate and, hopefully, another full year of data from which to learn and move...

/ April 18, 2018
Ask an Expert: How can I grow my SMB accounts?

Ask an Expert: How can I grow my SMB accounts?

Q: I’m looking to expand my reach as a managed service provider. Besides just spending time trying to win new customers, what are some ways to grow the SMB accounts I already have? Managed service providers often fall into the...

/ April 9, 2018
The MSP’s Bookshelf: Never Split the Difference – Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

The MSP’s Bookshelf: Never Split the Difference – Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

When it comes to pricing and packaging your managed service offering, you might question whether your SMB customers are getting a good deal—or if your offering is too good to be true. Managed services don’t need to be commoditized. In...

/ April 4, 2018
sales coach
Brad Stoller: When to drink the Kool-Aid and trust a sales coach

Brad Stoller: When to drink the Kool-Aid and trust a sales coach

The entrepreneurial spirit that drives many business owners imbues them with key advantages. Entrepreneurs are resilient. They are creative. They are willing to separate from the herd and take the path less traveled. This nonconformist mentality is an advantage in...

/ April 4, 2018