We put out a major press release early this morning.
At the big SMB Online Conference in June, we'll start each day with an overview of the theme of the day. Our line-up of speakers is unbelievable for the SMB Space.
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Here's that press release:
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Sacramento, CA, April 25, 2012 – Technology
author Karl Palachuk will address the need for strategic organization in his
June 26th keynote address at the first major Online Conference for
Small Business IT Consultants, Managing for Success 2012. His topic is Organize
Managing for Success 2012 will be held
“online” June 26-28, 2012 and features eighteen hours of training for IT
professionals, computer consultants, and managed service providers who focus on
the Small and Medium Business market.
have a great line-up of speakers,” said Palachuk, “Including several
international super stars from the worlds of marketing and technical
Palachuk will start each conference day
with a presentation of the “theme of the day” and then provide a discussion of
some standard operating procedures related to the theme of the day. Palachuk is
a prolific blogger and is well known for his SOP Friday series at smallbizthoughts.com. The SOP Friday series
picks one topic each week and explores the standard operating procedures that
technology consultants might adopt.
June 26th agenda includes Bob Godgart on Building Successful
Partnerships in the Channel and other speakers on growth through acquisition,
methods for measuring your success, strategic pricing models, and more.
first day of the conference, Palachuk will introduce the theme for the entire
conference and give a preview of the topics of the day. “We want to help
computer consultants to be better business people, with a vision for the future
and strategies for success,” said Palachuk. “That’s why we named the conference
Managing for Success 2012,” he said.
“Conference sessions will cover managing a business, marketing a business,
creating standard operating procedures, building a strong team, and even buying
up your competition.”
overall theme for the first day is “Organize or Die.” Palachuk hopes to use that
the stark message will motivate IT business owners to take an honest look about
how they will succeed in the years ahead.
is the founder of several wildly successful businesses and current Chairman of
the Board of CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association. Other conference speakers include Dave Sobel and Arlin
Sobel is the author of Virtualization: Defined, one of the
first books ever written on virtualization strategies for small business. He is
also one of the first Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Partners) for Hyper-V,
Microsoft’s platform for virtual environments. Sorensen is the founder and CEO
of both Heartland Technology Solutions and the HTG Peer Groups. Heartland
Technology Solutions has seven offices in five states (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri,
Nebraska and Oklahoma) and more than 75 employees. HTG is now comprised of 270
member companies throughout the U.S., Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The conference is “virtual” (online
only) and will run 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day on June 26-28, 2012. Attendees
can choose to listen live or also have access to the recorded sessions. In all,
the conference will broadcast eighteen hours of programming in three days. Primary
sponsors of the SMB Online Conference include ConnectWise and LabTech Software.
online format is new for this kind of conference, says Palachuk. “We’re well
into the fourth year of a recession and the large national I.T. conferences
just haven’t had the turnout they used to. People have smaller budgets.
Consulting companies are stretched thin. So an online conference saves time,
travel, and money. It also means we don’t have to charge as much since we’re
not paying for hotel meeting rooms and catering.”
Designed exclusively for the IT
Channel, ConnectWise is the leading business management solution for service
providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators, and developers. Today
more than 62,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater
accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. ConnectWise fully
integrates CRM, sales, help desk ticket and tracking, project tracking, IT
service management, SLAs, dispatch scheduling, mobile IT services, time and
expenses into a singular IT management software to dramatically streamline IT
companies. Over the last 29 years, ConnectWise has become the premier business
operating system for IT solution providers. ConnectWise APIs are accessed by
over 300 organizations, including ConnectWise partners and industry leaders of
the IT Nation. For more information visit www.ConnectWise.com or call
LabTech is the only Managed Service
tool for remote monitoring, management, (RMM) and automation developed by a
Managed Service Provider (MSP) for MSPs. Our affordable, agent-based solution
so closely emulates what technicians do in the field that techs can provide the
same support remotely. Because we understand how to manage a growing MSP
business, we make it easier to procure their software and allow partners to add
agents as they grow. For more information please visit www.LabTechSoftware.com
or call 877-522-8323.
Small Biz Thoughts is the training and
content division of Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. Their programs are
geared specifically for the Managed Service Provider and SMB Consultant
communities. Their focus on future trends has helped them to build a reputation
as a trusted advisor to fans and friends around the world. For more
information, visit www.smallbizthoughts.com.
Karl W. Palachuk
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