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Keep Figuring Out Who You Are: An Interview With Thriveon CEO Sam Bloedow

You’ve more than likely heard of Sam Bloedow. Like you, he’s a TruMethods member and a small business owner. More specifically, he’s the CEO and founder of Thriveon, an IT services company dedicated to producing better business results for Minnesota-based business owners by leveraging technology investments in a way to maximize revenues. He’s executive who’s been around the block a few times and knows the IT industry well.

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| Author Gary Pica Jr., tagged in world class msp

Positivity: The Best Way To Start Unlocking Your Potential

Sometimes selling requires you to shift your mindset. Not everything’s going to go according to plan. When it doesn’t, it’s best to adapt to the situation at hand by calling an audible and making the appropriate adjustments. None of this can happen without something I’ve been harping on for years (you know exactly what I’m talking about, and I know you’re probably sick of me saying it, but let me repeat it) — a positive mindset.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in MSP, world class msp, business success

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

Ready To Sell? Here's How To Value Your MSP

It’s time to sell your MSP—or so you think. You mulled it over, talked it through with your family and did your research. You also determined the value of your business. You probably based your valuation on something you read online or heard on a webinar. While there’s lot of information about MSP valuations, not all of it applies to your MSP.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in top MSP, world class msp, MSP Value

Understanding Your Employees: The Easiest Way To Bring Value To Your Business

Every employee in your business plays a role in making your company profitable. Unlike your leadership team, your employees serve your business in a different capacity: They’re in the trenches. While you’re collaborating with your leadership team in an underground bunker somewhere, your employees are taking fire day in and day out. It’s vital you fully understand and leverage the importance of each role to ensure you’re maximizing every employee’s potential. Sometimes this means getting your hands dirty.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in top managed service provider, MSP training, world class msp

Does Your Company Have These 5 World Class MSP Features?

Not many MSPs make to World Class status, and the gap between average MSPs and top performers is widening. World Class MSPs are able to generate higher profits, even though they offer basically the same services their competitors do. The difference is that they take a strategic approach to running their business.

Explore these five features common to all World Class MSPs and learn how your business could improve in these areas.

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| Author TruMethods, tagged in MSP, world class msp, MSP business planning, MSP pricing, msp operations

ConnectWise IT Nation: 6 Takeaways For The Future Of MSPs

Last month, nearly 3,000 MSPs came together at ConnectWise IT Nation 2015, the largest event in the tech solutions provider industry. This was my seventh year attending and presenting, and it’s always a beneficial conference for talking about the state of the industry and what the future holds for MSPs.

Here are a few takeaways that every MSP should consider as they move into the new year.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in MSP, IT solutions, world class msp, cloud solutions

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A World Class MSP?

Picture the ideal state of your business ...

It’s thriving.
Your employees are happy, loyal and easy to retain.
Your company has achieved financial independence, and so have you.

This is what operating a World Class MSP looks like.

And, while all of that may seem too good to be true, it’s not. Many managed service providers just like you have taken their operation from average to World Class. So, what’s stopping you from being next?

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in MSP, IT solutions, top MSP, world class msp, IT service provider

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