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Evolution of IT

Technology is everywhere in our lives these days. From smartphones, tablets and computers, to cloud, analytics, AI, and more, we can’t seem to function without these in our daily lives. From business products to personal use, technology has exploded leaving us lost when things don’t work. In the past information technology was all about the technology and working to automate things, but now technology has matured to being driven by information. Bob joins SMB Nation to walk us through the evolution of technology starting with humans as computers.

How to Hire

There are a lot of factors to consider when making hiring decisions for your business. As a business owner do you feel like you are rushed when it comes to making a hire? Do you want to have your new hire hit the ground running? Like most small businesses when it is time to hire you need someone in the position ready to go. As a small business we get asked a lot, is it better to hire someone with technical skills or people skills? This is a hard question to answer as both are so important in any business. We team up with Don Crawley as he talks with us about hiring processes and how to get the right fit for your team.

Events During Covid

With 2020 bringing lots of changes and the need for more positive vibes a group of IT vendors got together to host a mult icity covid safe events. The goal of these events, was not only to keep people safe but also to get out and give a positive opportunity to meet during these uncertain times. These regional events proved to be a great way to get together safely, as well as learn what people are needing in their IT stack. Watch as Marc chats about the events.

How the Pandemic is Changing Retail

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many retailers to scramble to adapt to the daily changes the pandemic has presented. With many retailers managing demand fluctuation, keeping employees safe, and keeping their businesses afloat many predict long term effects on brick and mortar retail businesses.

Before the pandemic, a big part of shopping was the hands-on experience. The idea of being able to have face to face contact, and be able to touch, feel, try on or sample products is a thought of the past. With online orders blowing up small retailers are trying to stand out in any way they can from making it easier for consumers to avoid shared surfaces and limit interactions with employees or other customers, to having a seamless online shopping experience. Join Harry and Jim as they explore the pandemic and how it has rewritten retail shopping.

Jim Beach Predictions to 2021

With 2020 coming to an end we catch up with Jim Beach and his community. Jim does not predict huge changes in the rules for entrepreneurs in 2021. With the hopes of vaccines, and the light at the end of the tunnel he feels that many entrepreneurs are enthusiastic for a great year to rebuild. Catch up with Harry and Jim as they explore what 2021 has to bring to the entrepreneur community.

2021 Forecast with Ted Hulsy


With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a huge shift to work at home, it has opened the doors to higher volumes of cyber-attacks. With 2020 coming to a close and companies continuing to work from home, MSPs should take a look into the future of security. Ted Hulsy shares with us his 2021 predictions and how certain security stacks will be come mandatory.