My last post got me thinking.
I always tell people: You can totally change your business around and become an MSP in a month.
So let's test that.
The next several posts are going to cover the down-and-dirty checklists you'll need.
If you've been thinking about becoming a Managed Service Provider, I honestly want you to try this.
And make me a promise: Send me an email when you sign your first managed service agreement.
By October 1st I want to be inundated with emails!
Many of my posts give pretty generic advice. Buy a book, write a contract, get a tool.
The "Managed Services in a Month" posts are going to take a different approach. Some people just don't want to make choices. They want to be told what to do. So that's what we're going to do.
Remember: you can always re-do it. I used to tell my students: You can't edit a blank page. Write something. Then edit. The same is true with your business.
Fair warning: To make this work you will need to be rigorous about having rules, sticking to them, and making adjustments as fast as possible.
Do Not put out a half-assed effort, drop out in the middle, and tell me the system failed.
Remember. Focus. Your one and only goal for the next 30 days is to sign that first contract.
Don't whine. Don't get side-tracked. Don't give up.
Go to http://www.greatlittlebook.com/products.htm and buy Erick's book and my Service Agreements book. If you own one, buy the other. Or you can buy both together here for $129.95.
No, this is not a ploy to sell more books.
Borrow one from a friend. Ask your library to order it. However you need to get these books, go get them now.
Oh, and start reading.
I know most of you already have one or both of these books. Now we're going to help you get VALUE out of them.
Besides, the first hour you bill on Tuesday will pay for it.
Stay tuned for Lesson One: Managed Services in a Month Part One.
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Service Agreements for SMB Consultants: A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Services by Karl W. Palachuk
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