Archive for July, 2007

Thinking of Selling VoIP?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Before you jump on the "me too" VoIP VAR bandwagon there are a few things you should know.  In 2005 I lost about $25K attempting to offer the latest and greatest in VoIP solutions to SMBs.  I really thought I knew what I was doing.  Do you?  I could probably share about ...

SBSC Exam Discount Voucher

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Hey folks.  I've got one 50% discount voucher for any of the three SBSC required exams.  If you are serious and the first to post a comment (so others know it's claimed), it's yours. 

Raw Cookie Dough Rocks!

Monday, July 30th, 2007

In case you are one of those wondering about why MS put out a half baked program like the SBSC PAL venture then Eric has some helpful words of wisdom.  See: Who?s my PAL?  And why haven?t I heard about this?

Response to Response Point

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Dear Response Point Team, In your recent public blog you asked "What?s the best way for us to let small businesses know about Response Point?". In meeting with the Vista marketing team in Denver a couple weeks ago they asked a group of MS Partners what they (Vista Marketing) could have ...

Rock On Vijay!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Blog meet Vijay, Vijay, meet my 3 blog readers.  Thanks for your painfully accurate thoughts on SBSC.  Well put!  We SBSCs  truly are the Riff-Raff of the MS communities.  I've ordered my shirts.

Dell Pays You to Service Your Customers?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

OK, now that I have your attention....  Yes, it's true, but there is a catch.  Here it is in a nutshell.  Dell has a program called the Warranty Parts Direct.  This program allows your customers to specify you as the company to provide hardware diagnosis and repair service (you get to ...

Credit Where Credit is Due

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Tom The Train Harshbarger Thanks for reminding me Andy, it's good to give thanks publicly too.  Besides, I've got till July 08 before they consider promoting  him and I'll have plenty of time to confirm that doesn't happen. ;-) Insert shameless and possibly mushy display of appreciation:  Tom ROCKS!  If you are an MS ...

More on CompUSA

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

While I have not made it by the local CompUSA to introduce myself as I suggesting in my prior post, one of my fellow SBS Group members, Chuck Trawick has and he writes: I went by and met Kim at CompUSA on Friday.  He seemed very glad to meet me and ...

Zenith Delivers DR Done Right!

Friday, July 20th, 2007

While I'm not a big fan of Zenith for my own reasons, I must give them props for being the first in the SMB space to deliver such a great disaster recovery solution.  We are talking 60GB warm fail-over to headless NAS in under 1 hour with off site backups forever... ...

MSP Hardcore Video

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Only watch these videos if you are dead serious about growing your managed services practice. I wouldn't waste your time with any but the ones where Ryan Morris is presenting.  Get your notepad and hold on, you are about to drink from a fire hose.  Please comment back to this blog after ...