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Ask an MSP Expert is a weekly advice column answering common questions from MSPs and IT service providers. It covers topics ranging from pricing and selling to marketing and communications—and everything in between.

Ask an MSP Expert: How to overcome challenges with selling security

Ask an MSP Expert: How to overcome challenges with selling security

Q: With so many emerging threats, we’re looking to add more security services to our portfolio. How can we overcome the challenges of selling security to our customers? There is a huge opportunity for IT service providers to move into...

/ July 31, 2017
Ask an MSP Expert: What content should I use in my monthly newsletter?

Ask an MSP Expert: What content should I use in my monthly newsletter?

Q: Now that we’re bringing on more customers at my MSP, we’re looking for new ways to keep them in the loop without having to call everyone to give each and every important update. We’re thinking about developing a monthly...

/ July 24, 2017
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I keep sales moving during the slow summer months?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I keep sales moving during the slow summer months?

Q: Everything seems to slow down during the summer—especially signing new customers on to our MSP services. How can we close more deals in the slow summer months? Closing deals during the summer can be difficult, especially when people are...

/ July 17, 2017
Customer turnover
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we reduce our customer turnover?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we reduce our customer turnover?

Q: We’ve seen a lot of customer turnover lately in our IT service business. We keep adding new clients every month, but we aren’t seeing an increase in the amount of contracts we have. How can we reduce customer turnover,...

/ July 10, 2017
Ransomware threats
Ask an MSP Expert: What’s the next big ransomware threat on the horizon?

Ask an MSP Expert: What’s the next big ransomware threat on the horizon?

Q: I only had one customer who was affected by last month’s WannaCry attack. Moving forward, we want to continue to be proactive in keeping our customers safe. What is the next big ransomware variant on the horizon, and what...

/ July 3, 2017
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Ask an MSP Expert: How can I get techs to log billable hours?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I get techs to log billable hours?

Q: We’re having a tough time getting technicians to remember to log their time. Some customers are on an all-you-can-eat service model, while others have an allocated amount of service time. How can I get techs to accurately log billable...

/ June 26, 2017
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Ask an MSP Expert: How can employee advocacy help my MSP?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can employee advocacy help my MSP?

Q: We want to get our employees more involved with the company. We do a lot internally to create a good company culture, but we keep hearing about employee advocacy and how it can help you grow your audience on...

/ June 19, 2017
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Ask an MSP Expert: How can I successfully move into the midsized market?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I successfully move into the midsized market?

Q:  Our MSP has always focused on small businesses in the area. As we continue to grow as a company, we’re looking to cast a wider net and move into the midsized-business market. How can we successfully make this transition,...

/ June 12, 2017
discovery
Ask an MSP Expert: What discovery questions should I ask to gain interest?

Ask an MSP Expert: What discovery questions should I ask to gain interest?

Q: Our sales team is struggling to hit their numbers. We recently established a marketing team at my MSP, and they’re bringing in a ton of new leads. The problem is that we don’t see these leads converting into sales....

/ June 5, 2017
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Ask an MSP Expert: How can I increase my MSP profitability?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I increase my MSP profitability?

Q: We are continually adding new clients to our managed service offering, but we aren’t seeing an increase in our profitability. How can we increase our profitability without bringing on more customers? Every MSP business owner wants to increase their...

/ May 29, 2017