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How to Start and Run a Successful I.T. Company Without Losing Your Shirt

Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with Tim Taylor author of How to Start and Run a Successful I.T. Company Without Losing Your Shirt to discuss the fundamentals of how to actually start your own IT company. Tim started out from scratch and built a successful business, listen and let Tim help you create a successful business by learning from his mistakes.

Elevated concerns for cyber security risks worldwide

The Russia-Ukraine war is driving elevated concerns for cyber security risks worldwide. While the current climate is unpredictable, cybersecurity experts are warning organizations to prepare for a potential in increased cyber- attacks by updating software, making sure patches are up to date, use multifactor authentication, and strengthen your passwords. As MSP’s you need to help reduce the impact and shorten duration should an incident occur to one of your customers. Harry Brelsford sits down with Anthony Oren, Nero Consulting Inc. to discuss the current cyber security situation and what you can do to prepare.

Building a Community base on Strong Relationships


Building a community starts with a culture that is focused on strong relationships, that help build referrals. Alignable is an online network community that focuses on just that. It helps connect small business owners across North America to drive leads and prospects, generate referrals, land new business, build trusted relationships, and share great advice. Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with Beatrice Phillips of THE ALPHA GROUP INTERNATIONAL who received the Business Person of the Year award in Orlando, to discuss the best kept secret to grow your business.

Marketing to Drive Growth

A big part of driving marketing is connecting and creating engagements with your target audience. As MSPs you have a tremendous opportunity to be come more effective at marketing your business to drive growth through building effective connections with your customers. Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with Dan Albaum of Market Impact to discuss the importance of connections and positive impacts.

Zebra’s SMB Specialization Program


Zebra recognizes the challenges SMB companies face in today’s economy, and have built the SMB Specialization Program to help provide resellers the tools and support they need to build a strong pipeline and close deals in a highly competitive market. Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with Bill Cate of Zebra to discuss this SMB Specialization Program for North America and how it enables PartnerConnect partners to compete more effectively in the SMB market.

Cybersecurity Risk Assessments- Why your Business must have one


The growing dependency on technology has resulted in a increasing number of cyber security threats. As the cyber security landscape changes, it is becoming more important than ever for business owners to look at and understand cyber security, as well as their business risks, vulnerability and how it can affect their business should they be attacked. Understanding the business risks, will help businesses make informed decisions on data and asset protection, as well as how exposed their business is. Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with John Hill writer of Why Your Business Must Have Cybersecurity Risk Assessments: Learn the Reasons WHY From 14 Cybersecurity Experts to discuss the importance of Cybersecurity Risk Assessments.

Network Management

Network Monitoring is the practice of identifying components within the network that are in need of help or problem solving. These components can include but are not limited to components, availability, latency and reachability in the network. By monitoring your network using a monitoring software it can provide real time information to the network administrator to help the network run optimally, proactively determine needs, and optimize efficiencies.

Microsoft New Commerce Experience

You may have already heard the general release of Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience (NCE) which expanded to include M365, Dynamics 365, Windows 365, and Power Platform, took place earlier this year. This is the third phase of a multi-stage transformation to offer a unified experience to both partners and customers. In this third phase of the journey Microsoft focused on delivering a new experience in the Partner Center to provide partners with more flexibility and growth.

IT Asset Lifecycle Maintenance

Maintaining, being efficient with resources, improving security, compliance, and having an insight into your businesses evolving IT asset needs are vital in maintaining your business. Proper practices of IT asset lifecycle management encompasses these key practices, while allowing your company to extend asset lifespans, reduce the cost of maintenance, and make the asset more reliable. IT asset lifecycle management starts with planning and continues all the way through the life of the asset.

Worrisome trends in Cybersecurity

Although cyberattacks have been around for years, in the last year we have seen a new era of cyberattacks. These attacks are more sophisticated and have cost companies billions in recovery expenses, fines and lost revenue. As companies look to protect themselves with technology, employee training, and cyber insurance, they might not be as protected as they think. Unlike traditional insurance cyber insurance does not have a standard template for insurance. Each insurance policy is significantly different, and are currently becoming harder and harder to use.

Cyber Hygiene

Cyber hygiene is the cybersecurity concept of personal hygiene. It refers to the fundamental best practices an organization takes to maintain their health. Just like personal hygiene there are three basic principles a company should use to protect their health, using products and tools that fit your needs, performing these hygienic tasks correctly, and establishing a routine.

Building Confidence to Empower Your Team

Building a successful company is about more than hiring the right talent. While hiring is important, it is just as, if not more important to help employees grow into valuable contributors to the team. Empowering employees is an important part of boosting the culture, morale, and employees value within the company. There are many ways to empower your team so that they feel permitted to become leaders.