Friday, November 17, 2017

Big Launch Sale Ends at Midnight

Big Launch Sale Ends at Midnight

(Pacific)





Well, it's almost gone. Huge thank you to everyone who participated in the big double book launch this week.

If you haven't checked it out yet, I highly encourage you to get in on the sale. It really will end at midnight tonight and you won't see these prices again.

In particular, I encourage you to look at Options Two and Three. These include the 5-week online courses that go with the new books. I know for a fact that these classes will be full in January. You can save $59 off the price of each class if you buy now. In January they'll be full price.

Check out all the options at www.msiam3.com.

Thank you !!!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Book Launch Wednesday - Two Great Books

It's Book Launch Wednesday


In fact it's 2-Book Launch Wednesday



Please check out the massive sales - and opportunity - at www.MSIAM3.com

Sale ends Friday at midnight.

Books will be available to purchase separately in December.

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All New Class - Getting to the Next Level - Starts Next Wednesday

W5-13

Getting to the Next Level - Business Strategy Kickstart

A Blueprint for Taking You and Your Business to the Top

- All classes start a 9:00 AM Pacific
You're guaranteed to learn something that will make or save you the price of admission!


This course intends to step the entrepreneur and business owner through designing (or re-designing) their ideal business from the top down and then prepare them to build (or re-build) it from the bottom up. With a focus on identifying significant competitive advantage, the concepts, materials, and coursework presented are all based on the instructor’s most recent book Getting To The Next Level: A Blueprint for Taking You and Your Business to the Top. A complete copy of the book is included in the course materials for reference. These are the same time-proven methods employed by Manuel in his international coaching programs.
This course is intended for every entrepreneur, from those starting up a new endeavor to those seasoned business owners. Every business strategy can benefit from this course. The concepts and tools employed in this course are universal in their application regardless of the business maturity. With the completion of this course, the entrepreneur should have:
  • Solid understanding of the framework used to define a complete business (The Pyramid of Purpose and Value).
  • Familiarity with a variety of tools required for breaking down and analyzing the current or desired business.
  • Basic comprehension of business strategy, how it should relate to the business vision, and how it can be developed and tracked using a simple balanced scorecard.
  • Follow through example of basic business strategy development for an IT company using the concepts, tools, and methods from the book.
  • Functional understanding of Business Agile Strategy Execution, the most powerful method for driving business strategy for success.
Topics to be presented include (but not limited to):
  • The Enticing Picture and Compelling Story
  • The Pyramid of Purpose and Value
    o Business Culture
    o Business Compass
    o Business Roadmap and Strategy
  • Competitive Advantage and Competitive Strategy
  • The Market and Going Vertical
  • Business Analysis Tools and How to Use Them
  • The Balanced Scorecard and its Perspectives
    o Finance
    o Customer
    o Internal Process
    o Learning and Growth
  • Generic Business Strategies
    o Sell More
    o Spend Less
  • Tying Strategy to the Company Culture
  • Agile Project Development
  • Agile Applied to Business Strategy
Course Content Outline:
Week One: The “Why” – Ten Value Aspects – Business Maturity – The Pyramid Framework
Week Two: Market – Competition – Strategy – GAP – SWOT
Week Three: Balanced Scorecard – Strategy Maps
Week Four: Example Strategy Development – The Goober Group
Week Five: Business Strategy Meets Agile Execution

Delivered by Manuel Palachuk, author and business coach.

Includes five weeks of webinar classes with related handouts, assignments, and "office hours" with the instructor.

This course is intended for entrepreneurs and business owners. It should also find relevance with principal stakeholders and members of leadership teams.

Register Now



A Few Details . . .

  • Each course will be five one-hour webinar calls
  • There will be handouts and "homework" assignments
  • If you wish to receive feedback on your assignments, there will be instructor office hours
  • Classes will be recorded and made available to paid attendees only.
  • All calls start at 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Highly Successful Project Management - 5-Week class starts next Tuesday

W5-04

Highly Successful Project Management

- All classes start a 9:00 AM Pacific

This course will cover the most important aspects of project management for small business. It is intended for computer consultants, VARs, and managed service providers. Whether you sell projects on a Time-and-Materials basis or flat fee, it is critical to manage them successfully. Successful projects are more than simply profitable. Successful projects make you look good. They make the client more productive and potentially more profitable. They help you build a positive relationship.

This course is intended for consultants who are new to project management as well as those who have been running projects for years and would like to take a serious step up to a the next level of professionalism and profitability.

This is an intensive teleseminar course over a five week period. All assignments are voluntary, of course. But if you want feedback on assignments, please complete assignments during this course and email them to the instructor.
project management
Topics to be presented include:
  • Different kinds of project management; What’s best for this job?
  • Tools to Use for managing your projects
  • Documentation at all stages
    • Pre-Discovery Process
    • The Discovery Process
    • Documentation and Communication
    • After the Project
  • Checklists of all kinds
  • Project Planning, Quoting, and Selling
  • Why Projects Go Wrong
  • The Scope is Everything
  • Closed Loop Project Management
  • How an Ant Eats an Elephant
  • Managing Projects in Your PSA
  • Microsoft Project
  • Client Training
  • The Evaluation Process
  • Managing Time / Managing Employees
  • Outsourcing Options
  • Creating Repeatable, Successful Projects
  • Building an Action Plan that works

Overview of the Course
Week One:     Introduction / Setting the Stage
Week Two:     Project Planning, Quoting, Selling
Week Three:   Closed Loop Execution
Week Four:     Repeatable Success
Week Five:      Implementing Your PM Process

Includes five weeks of webinar classes with related handouts, assignments, and "office hours" with the instructor.

This course is intended for business owners and managers. It is particularly useful for the Service Manager or Operations Manager.
Register Now


A Few Details . . .

  • Each course will be five one-hour webinar calls
  • There will be handouts and "homework" assignments
  • If you wish to receive feedback on your assignments, there will be instructor office hours
  • Class calls will be recorded and made available to paid attendees only
  • All calls start at 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Book Launch Day Two - Ends Friday

Thank you to everyone who participated in Day One of the double book launch. Everything is working great. I always worry that there will be a problem with the Internet, my store front, shopping cart, credit card processor, etc.

So far, no glitches.

If you do have any questions, please email concierge@smallbizthoughts.com. We are going to be very busy today, but I promise we'll get back to you.

In the meantime, please watch the "offer" video. It describes each of the five options and why you might pick each option.

Sale ends automatically Friday at midnight Pacific time. Don't miss out!



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Monday, November 13, 2017

Recorded Webinar: Q & A about Double Book Launch

Thank you to the folks who turned into the Q&A webinar today. Here's a recording in case you're interested.



ALSO: Check out the 15 minute book launch video that describes each of the five options and why you might choose each.



The book launch itself is taking place over at www.MSIAM3.com - Thanks!

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Everything is Good - Book Launch is Great

Everything’s working!


Hey everybody. I just wanted to drop a line and say that things are going great. The server’s up and not complaining.

The response has been amazing. 

PayPal (my merchant service/credit card processor) is working fine.

Check out the details at www.msiam3.com.

Reminder: This sale ends Friday. It will take a day or so to switch over from the old books to the new books. And all the prices go up – and the bonuses go away.

If you think you might be interested in these books, I highly encourage you to look at the books and the classes that go with them.

Thank you.

- Karl P.


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Double Managed Services Book Launch is LIVE!

The Double Book Launch is LIVE!


Thank you for your patience.

The launch site is live at www.msiam3.com.

Note: I'm holding a live webinar at Noon Pacific (3 PM Eastern) today 
to answer any questions you have.

(Limit 1,000 attendees)

In case you want a step-by-step description of each piece of the offering, please watch the Launch Video:



A few notes for you: 

1)      This is a “Pre-Sales” Launch. Ebooks will go out in December. Paperbacks will ship in January.

2)      If you bought Managed Services in a Month or Service agreements for SMB Consultants since July 1st, 2017, you are eligible for a FREE copy of the new book.

If you bought from us, we have a record and we’ll send you the book when it’s available. If you bought from Amazon or somewhere else, be sure to register your book at www.smbbooks.com. Again, we’ll send you the book when it’s available.

3)      If you choose Option One (just the books), the ebooks and paperbacks are sold separately. ALL other options include both the paperback and the ebook.


Thank you.

- Karl P.

Here are the options. I am REALLY excited to pair up two new classes with the new books.


Option One:
New Books

Option Two:
Deep Dive
Option Three:
Total Learning
Option Four:
Best Practice
Option Five:
Full Library
New Book: Managed Services in a Month 3rd Ed.


X

X

X

X

X
New Book: Service Agreements – Revised


X

X

X

X

X
Both books in ebook and Paperback format



X

X

X

X
5-week Class “Managed Services in a Month – Applying the Book”



X

X

X

X
5-week Class “Service Agreements for SMB Consultants – Applying the Book"




X

X

X
4-volume set – Managed Services Operations Manual





X

X
5-Week Class – “Core Standard Operating Procedures”






X
Book – Relax Focus Succeed






X
Book – Project Management in Small Business






X
Book – Network Documentation Workbook






X
Value

$70
$329
$588
$868
$1,237
Savings

15%
21%
22%
24%
30%
Investment:
$59.99
$259.99
$459.99
$659.99
$859.99


Lots more information at www.msiam3.com.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

MSP "Desperate" for New Managed Services in a Month - November 13th

I am very excited and grateful for the responses I’ve had to the new double book launch. One MSP sent me a note that he’s “desperate to buy the new edition” of Managed Services in a Month. Several others have also told me how excited they are.

Note: Many people have asked about a discount because they just bought one of these books. If you bought one of these books since July 1st, 2017, you can get the new version FREE. If you bought from us, we have a record and will send you the free upgrade. If you bought from Amazon or someone else, and you registered your book at www.smbbooks.com, then we have your info and you will receive the book for free.

Thank you.

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In case you missed it, I am releasing new, totally revised versions of:

- Managed Services in a Month – 3rd Edition

and

- Service Agreements for SMB Consultants – Revised Edition

The official launch starts Monday, November 13th.

That’s when I’m officially opening sales for two the new books. I’ve created some bundles to help you fill out your library – and improve your business.

The biggest question I’ve been getting is sales/marketing/new clients. Basically, people are challenged with how to get new clients. You want to grow your business but this challenge never goes away.

I think the best thing you can do here is to create an offering – a bundle – that separates you from your competition. As clients face questions with cloud services, ransomware, and news headlines full of new technologies they can’t possibly understand, their ability to buy intelligently goes down.

Let me repeat that: As technology gets more complicated, the client’s ability to understand it and make good decisions gets worse and worse. Examples:
  • Two factor authentication
  • Password vaults
  • Ransomware
  • Cloud redundancy 
  • Chain of custody


As technology grows faster and faster, the percentage of stuff that just sounds like “blah blah blah” to the client goes up faster every year!

You need to create bundles that include all – or most – of the technology that clients need. You need to bundle it and market it in a way so that clients feel safe and comfortable and taken care of by your business.

That’s why the new books are being delivered with new classes.

In addition to Managed Services in a Month – 3rd Edition, I’ve completed revamped the popular class “Managed Services in a Month – Applying the Book.” To get the most out of your book, simply take the class. It will be offered several times in 2018.

Similarly, in addition to Service Agreements for SMB Consultants – Revised Edition, I created a new class called “Service Agreements for SMB Consultants – Applying the Book.” It will be offered twice next year.

These classes give you the opportunity to go through the material in manageable chunks. I give you homework. And if you complete it, I give you feedback. Plus you can arrange an “office hours” time to connect with me by phone and answer even more of your questions. Each class is five weeks long and includes time to ask questions. All classes are recorded.

And of course the courses and books all include amazing amounts of downloads, forms, and checklists. So you don’t have to build your system from scratch. In total, the books plus classes will give you a huge focus on building a new, modern bundle of services – including Cloud Services – that you can take to your clients and prospects.

It’s no coincidence that periods of massive focus on education are also periods of growth for your company. You’ll have new offerings, more modern bundles, and you’ll be excited about it. That will make it more appealing to clients as well.

Both of these books are pretty inexpensive. In this double book launch, I’m selling as a set for only $59.99.

Note: These books will not be available on Amazon until January. We’re doing pre-sales in 
November. We’re releasing ebook versions in December, and the paperbacks will be out in January.
I really want you to make changes in your business. You may know that I teach a class called Managed Services in a Month – Applying the Book. I’m throwing that class into the launch as well – at an amazing price.

AND I’ve created a whole new class on Service Agreements for SMB Consultants – Applying the Book. That will be offered at a one-time price as well.

. . . AND I’ve got an even bigger bundle for people who want to totally transform their business in 2018.

That special sale goes live Monday the 13th. So stay tuned for the Go-Live announcement.


In the meantime, please make a comment on YouTube, my blog, or social media. What’s the one thing you need most to make your I,T. business more successful in 2018?

Thank you.

:-)

Thursday, November 09, 2017

New Editions On Sale Monday: Managed Services in a Month AND Service Agreements for SMB Consultants

Thank you to everyone who sent me comments and questions from the announcement a few days ago. In case you missed it, check here. Basically, I am releasing new, totally revised versions of:

- Managed Services in a Month – 3rd Edition

And

- Service Agreements for SMB Consultants – Revised Edition

The official launch starts Monday, November 13th. That’s when I’m officially opening sales for two the new books. I’ve created some bundles to help you fill out your library – and improve your business.

Managed Services in a Month is and has been the #1 book for Managed Services on Amazon ten years. I assume that will continue with the new edition. The #2 book on Amazon for Managed Services is usually Service Agreements for SMB Consultants. Again, with a revised and expanded version, I believe that will continue.

In this double book launch, I’m selling them as a set for only $59.99.

Remember: These books will not be available on Amazon until January. We’re doing pre-sales in November. We’re releasing ebook versions in December, and the paperbacks will be out in January.
My very popular 5-week class “Managed Services in a Month – Applying the Book” will also be offered at an amazing price.

And I’ve created a whole new class on Service Agreements for SMB Consultants – Applying the Book. That will be offered at a one-time price as well.

. . . AND more . . .

So what’s new in these books? Other than to keep your library fresh, why should you look at them? Here are the totally new chapters:

Managed Services in a Month
  • Ch. 1 – The Latest Tools and Options 
  • Ch. 3 – Cloud Computing in the Small Business Space
  • Ch. 6 – Break/Fix and Hybrid Models
  • Ch. 7 – Managed Services and Cloud Services
  • Ch. 10 – Per User vs. Per Device Pricing
  • Ch. 11 – Create A Three-Tiered Pricing Structure
  • Ch. 12 – Building a Catalog of Services
  • Ch. 13 – BDR and Backup
  • Ch. 14 – VOIP, Signage, Security, and More
  • Ch. 20 – The Cloud Service Five-Pack
  • Ch. 21 – Building a Bundle that Works
  • Ch. 22 – Killer Combo: Managed Services and Cloud Services
  • Ch. 27 – Final Thoughts: Managed Services In a Month


There are so many new things in our business, it’s important to keep refreshing what you do and how you do it. Even if you have a successful model, it’s good to consider other alternatives. One of the early readers of Managed Services in a Month declared it to be the an extremely thorough guide to managed services.

But isn’t Managed Services all the same? No. Not even close. In fact, most people who call themselves managed service providers spend most of their time providing reactive support! They’re using modern tools to provide the same old service. The 3rd Edition of Managed Services in a Month is more comprehensive than earlier versions and really gives a complete view of what can be done when you go all-in with managed services.

Recap: The special sale goes live Monday the 13th.

Keep an eye out for another post from me. In a couple days I’m going to talk about the bigger opportunity to commit to your business and set the stage for an amazing 2018.


In the meantime, please make a comment on YouTube, my blog, or social media. What’s the one thing you need most to make your I,T. business more successful in 2018?

Thanks!

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