Category: Sales & Marketing

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Stuart Crawford: What I’ve learned from 25 years in Managed IT

Stuart Crawford: What I’ve learned from 25 years in Managed IT

I can’t believe I’ve been in the managed IT business for 25 years this year. From my early years starting out as a Banyan Vines system administrator to getting through Novell and Microsoft’s certification programs and launching my own MSP...

/ August 9, 2016
4 Tips from an MSP marketing pro

4 Tips from an MSP marketing pro

As an MSP, it’s challenging enough just to manage SMBs’ systems and keep up with the day-to-day customer demands, never mind trying to build a sales and marketing program for your business. But, with good marketing comes growth, both for...

/ August 4, 2016
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Ask an MSP Expert: How can I close more business by creating urgency?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I close more business by creating urgency?

Q: My MSP is a smaller two-man shop, and although we have plenty of leads, I feel like getting prospects to commit is tough. Recently we got a bunch of new prospects by networking at tradeshows. But, even though most...

/ August 1, 2016
marketing metrics
19 Essential marketing metrics for MSPs

19 Essential marketing metrics for MSPs

If you’re like most MSPs, you may find marketing … well … aggravating. There are so many strategies, tactics, and platforms to manage, so it can be difficult to know what is working — or IF your marketing is working...

/ July 27, 2016
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3 Things to consider before hiring a telemarketer for your MSP

3 Things to consider before hiring a telemarketer for your MSP

Many managed service companies choose to hire in-house instead of outsourcing their sales appointment setting. There are pros and cons, and I’m going to share with you some things you should consider before you make your choice.

/ July 26, 2016
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The 5 can’t-skip stages of an effective email marketing cycle

The 5 can’t-skip stages of an effective email marketing cycle

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 25 years in the managed IT services business, it’s that I must continue to learn something new to benefit our clients each and every day. I start working toward that goal bright...

/ July 6, 2016
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How to get through to those prospects you’re ready to give up on

How to get through to those prospects you’re ready to give up on

One time I lost my car keys when we were camping. I spent two hours looking for those keys, tracing my steps, looking in the grass, looking in the bathroom, looking at the playground. Then I gave up and called...

/ June 16, 2016
The MSP’s Bookshelf: Welcome to the Funnel

The MSP’s Bookshelf: Welcome to the Funnel

Good marketing can keep you in business; great marketing will get you ahead. SMBs have numerous IT service providers to choose from, so distinguishing your MSP is crucial. Recently I read Welcome to the Funnel: Proven Tactics to Turn Your...

/ June 8, 2016
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Ask an MSP Expert: How do I get more form fills on my MSP website?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do I get more form fills on my MSP website?

Q: We’re currently expanding our services at my MSP, and with the new changes, we want to run some campaigns to direct more traffic to our website. Currently, we use forms on our website, but we’re having trouble with them....

/ May 23, 2016
referral network
How to build an active referral network

How to build an active referral network

Most companies have three different types of clients. First, you have The Evangelists. These clients are likely already bringing passive referrals to you. Passive referrals are fantastic. As the name indicates, a passive referral is something you don’t have to...

/ May 18, 2016