Monday, July 16, 2018

Small Biz Thoughts Community News - July 16th

Happily . . . We are making great progress over at the Small Biz Thoughts Community -

I've added a super-quick video update here:

As of today, we're making great progress filling out the content, adding users who have signed up, and testing everything. We have almost 50 users signed up, and about 30 have their credentials now.

I know a few are poking around because I've seen their password reset requests.

This week I hope to get everyone else who's signed up into the system so we can start to stress test it. Kara will be adding more and more info. With luck, we'll double the content between now and August 1st. I will also be adding content.

Next up, we'll be scheduling community events . . . to take place after August 1st.

Current Pricing: $899 for Annual Membership - plus three bonus months.

August 1st Price: $999 for Annual Membership
$99 per Month


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Small Biz Thoughts Community - Intro Webinar July 19th

It's Almost Live!

The Small Biz Thoughts Community will go live on August 1st - But you can Save Now on your annual membership.

Join me Thursday, July 19th for a look inside - and a chance to answer all your questions.

Register now for this webinar.

We have a few dozen people signed up already, and some of the Community Leaders are busy starting conversations on the forums.

In the meantime, Kara and I are working against the clock to get as much content as we can posted to the site. We don't want you to be overwhelmed, but we do want you to see great value on day one.

I'm writing content and putting together drafts of welcome documents and videos. I've also created a new account just for use inside the community.

This site has two primary goals:

1) Community

2) Content

I just had a phone call today with another community member who is super excited to see what we do with the Small Biz Thoughts Community. Please take a look at the resources listed below and register for the webinar next Thursday.

If you have questions, we'll answer then on that webinar - or you can email me now if you just can't wait.

Links and Info:

Annual Membership will be $999 starting August 1st.

You can save $100 today - so the price is only $899. AND we'll throw in three extra months. So you get 15 months for only $899. That's 39% off the regular price.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

5-Week Class - Managed Services in a Month - Applying the Book

Managed Services in a Month - Applying the Book - Newly Revised

- All classes start a 9:00 AM Pacific AND 4:00 PM Pacific

You're guaranteed to learn something that will make or save you the price of admission!

This course will cover the process outlined in the book - to build your managed service practice in a month. In this case, five weeks. :-)

Managed Services in a Month is the best-selling guide to turning your "computer consulting" business into a recurring revenue machine!

This course is designed to walk you through the process outlined in the book. AND your registration includes a free copy of the book in the format of your choice.

Updated Information on Tools, Cloud Services, Per-User Pricing, Creating Bundles, and MORE!

It's not too late! YOU can get into Managed Services -- in a month.

Even if you decide not to become an MSP (managed service provider), this course will help you establish some great best practices when it comes to running your I.T. business.

Whether you're a new "Computer Consultant" or an experienced Managed Service Provider, you need to create successful processes that will propel your company forward. Nothing is more critical to making profit than having the right processes and procedures in place!

You will learn
  • Computer Consulting in the 21st Century
  • What’s Different About Technology Consulting Today?
  • Cloud Computing in the Small Business Space
  • The Managed Service Model
  • New Consulting Business vs. Existing Business
  • Managed Services in a Month
  • Integrating Cloud Services
  • Making A Plan
  • Starting Fresh with No Clients to Convert
  • Create A Three-Tiered Pricing Structure
  • Bundling Services
  • Per-User vs. Per-Device Pricing Models
  • Putting Your (New) Business Together
  • Weed Your Client Garden and Finish The Plan
  • Write a Service Agreement; Have It Reviewed
  • Overcoming Objections
  • Desktops and Managed Service
  • Executing the Plan
  • Client Sit-Downs
  • After The Sale
  • Key Points to Remember for Profit
  • Running Your New MSP Business
  • The Right Tools for the Job
  • Your Standard Offerings (Your Catalog of Services)
  • Building an Action Plan that works
  • and MORE!

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.

A Few Details . . .

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

Monday, July 09, 2018

Join Me at ChannelCon - Free - July 31-August 2

Join me live at CompTIA's ChannelCon - Booth #408.

You can register for free at this URL:

or just use the code CC18SmallBiz at

It's July 31 - August 2
in Washington, DC

Please drop by my booth. I'll have a special give-away. I've got a number of entertaining flags you can attach to your conference name tag. See the picture below.

Notice I'll have special tags for Small Biz Thoughts Community Members.

Everyone who joins before August 31st will earn the badge of "Founding Member" in the community - and when you visit my booth at CompTIA.

If you're not a member of CompTIA, that's okay. Come join us, learn a bunch of good stuff, and see what the community is like. Maybe you'll be a member next year. (wink)

If nothing else, drop by my booth and say hello!


Monday, July 02, 2018

Attend TechFest July 19th - Free on Me

My friend Dave Seibert is hosting SMB TechFest July 19th.  You can attend FREE on me. 


Be my VIP and attend SMB TechFest Q3 on July 19th.  This includes the full event with speakers, IT Mixer, Expo Hall, meals, and win prizes included in this exclusive no-cost VIP pass for you. 
You can attend onsite in Anaheim, CA or online from anywhere worldwide via the live video broadcast.  In-person allows you to network better so join me live.  I have a limited number of complimentary VIP passes and they’re first come first serve.

SMB TechFest Highlights Watch the 2 minute video

Accelerate at SMB TechFest
Accelerate your business and experience a high-speed exotic car
Car onsite.  Don’t miss this raffle.

 Multiple Speaker Topics

·         Marketing your solutions & services
·         Partner panels with leading colleagues
·         Gaining real business by leveraging Facebook
·         Microsoft Inspire conference partner briefing
·         Making your sales process more effective
·         CyberSecurity and the Law; leverage legal requirements
·         More Power Talk series
·         More topics and sessions 

Rated a Top 50 Channel Conference

One Day
Thursday July 19, 2018
8:00am - 6:00pm
Sessions, Expo Hall & Large Technologyl Mixer

Onsite in Sunny California
1960 S. Anaheim Way Anaheim, CA

U.S. Wide & International
Remote Live Video Stream
All Sessions