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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: Should my MSP have its own company vehicles?

Ask an MSP Expert: Should my MSP have its own company vehicles?

Q: I’m an MSP owner and business is booming. In fact, I’m planning on hiring two technicians to assist me in servicing customers. Should I have them take their own cars on service calls or should I purchase company vehicles?...

/ August 12, 2019
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...

/ August 5, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I overcome SMBs’ security fatigue?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I overcome SMBs’ security fatigue?

Q: When it comes to security, I feel like our SMB customers just want to tune us out! How can I communicate with customers who are tired of hearing about security? As an IT service provider, one of the most...

/ July 29, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we maintain efficient communication within our MSP as it grows?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we maintain efficient communication within our MSP as it grows?

Q: Our MSP has been pretty successful lately, which has allowed us to grow and hire more people. With our team continuing to increase in size, what are some ways for us to maintain the proper communication to make sure...

/ July 22, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can our MSP implement a robust AI program?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can our MSP implement a robust AI program?

Q: AI is growing in popularity. How can my 10-employee MSP best leverage AI in day-to-day business? Could directly investing in more AI save me from having to increase my number of staff?  Don’t put away your human resources hat...

/ July 15, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I grow my business with existing customers?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I grow my business with existing customers?

Q: We are constantly trying to grow our business, but the sales process to win a new customer is time-consuming. How can we grow our business with our existing customers? While it is exciting, acquiring new customers is time-consuming and hard to...

/ July 8, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we improve customers’ security posture?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we improve customers’ security posture?

Q: In today’s world, we know that security is a vital part of any managed service provider’s offering. How can we better position our security portfolio while improving our customers’ security posture? When small and medium businesses look to partner...

/ June 24, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we streamline our patch management process?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we streamline our patch management process?

Q: With the increase of cyber attacks, what are some best patch management practices to better protect my customers? Patch management serves as a key defense against cyber threats and is also required to ensure operating systems and business-critical software are...

/ June 17, 2019 / 3 Comments
Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP prepare for an economic recession?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP prepare for an economic recession?

Q: Right now, we have more business than we can handle, and cash flow is exceeding our projections for the year. Still, I get nervous and worry about the next downturn. Is there something I should be doing now to prepare...

/ June 10, 2019
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 3, 2019