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What You And The Cleaning Guy Have In Common

Many of your customers today view technology as an operating expense on their income statements. They’re categorizing your managed services under selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A). What does this mean? It’s simple: Your customers are grouping your managed services with office supplies, utilities, rent and cleaning services.


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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in world class msp, msp business plan

Develop Your Quarterly Action Plan Today

Without forward movement, your business plan is just a bunch of words, numbers and punctuation marks on paper. It’s practically meaningless when you think about it. It’s like having an outline for a book you’re never going to write. You need to keep yourself in check (in other words, hold yourself accountable). You can do this by developing a quarterly action plan and following through on new business goals every few months.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in top managed service provider, MSP business planning, msp business plan, goal-setting

Be The Achiever: Finding The Planning Sweet Spot

Goal setting tops the agenda in 2018 for many of you, and it should. Planning your path to success will help you achieve business objectives throughout the year. While there’s nothing wrong with sketching out the year ahead (I love planning and goal setting, to be perfectly honest), it’s essentially useless unless you follow up with action — act sooner than later.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in MSP business planning, MSP pricing, msp business plan

Expert Advice On Adding Cybersecurity To Your MSP Business Plan

Over the past year, cybersecurity has hit the headlines regularly, from the alleged Russian hack of the U.S. presidential election to corporate and Department of Defense security breaches. Equifax is just the latest story, and, with 145.5 million people affected, the one that resonates most with the person on the street.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in msp sales, msp business plan, cybersecurity risk management

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating MSP Agreements

You’re signing new business agreements every month. But, when was the last time you stopped to look at how these agreements are actually impacting your business?

These documents have the power to boost your profitability if done right – or send your business into a reactive spiral of death if handled incorrectly. So, what should an MSP business agreement accomplish?

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in msp business plan, business success

MSP Smart Numbers: Profitability Metrics You Should Track

All World Class MSPs take special interest in their cost drivers. Where are the funds being spent, and what expenditures could be eliminated? This is a major part of gaining command over your business.

What does it mean to gain command? It’s about having a 360-degree view of your MSP profitability – how you package and price your offerings, the impact of your service delivery and the profit margins you generate. When you pay attention to these key aspects of your business, you gain the knowledge to improve your operations. And, by working to gain command of your business, you reap three important benefits.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in msp business plan, MSP metrics, business success

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