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Low Hanging Fruit

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

Release Date: 04/27/2023

How To Purchase an MSP with No Money Down show art How To Purchase an MSP with No Money Down

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

1.) The MSP Question of The Week How do you buy another MSP with no money down? --- 2.) Notes on The News Kaseya 365 subscription debuts at $3.99! Major Leadership Changes at PAX8, CEO steps aside... Pax8 has named Scott Chasin as CEO, effective immediately, replacing founder John Street in the role, the company announced. Finally, AI Fighter jets successfully tested and Twitter/X announces news feed based on trending topics. ---- Our upcoming events and more: MASTERMIND LIVE – Tampa, FL – June 27-28th Use “EARLYBIRD” as the coupon code to save $200! Check out Amy’s weekly...

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Endpoint Detection and Response for the MacOS with Huntress show art Endpoint Detection and Response for the MacOS with Huntress

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

Host Karl Palachuk interviews Wes Hutcherson and Stuart Ashenbrenner from Huntress on the challenges and (and victories) of securing macOS endpoints.  As you know, MacOS represents a growing percentage of the business device operating system market, outperforming both Linux and ChromeOS. Since this is going to be a growing portion of the endpoints you support, it's good to know how you're doing to do that. And with so many "home" and personal devices now being used for company purposes, quick response is important as well. The panel addresses the challenges of the MacOS users - including...

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Banning Non-compete Agreements? show art Banning Non-compete Agreements?

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

1.) MSP Question of the Week Should you ban Non-compete Agreements?  --- 2.) Notes on The News  Big Tech firms lost its dream status due to layoffs and instability: --- 3.) Five Minutes with A Smart Person - Bit-Wizards Louis Erickson is the co-founder and COO, and Sam Blowes is the Director of Solution Consulting at Bit-Wizards--an award winning IT services provider based in Florida. We discuss the importance of forming strong relationships with your clients as an MSP. Check them out: ---- Our upcoming events and more: Register for James’s class at ITSPU! 5W22 – MSP...

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Do MSPs Prefer iPhones or Androids? show art Do MSPs Prefer iPhones or Androids?

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

1.) MSP Question of The Week Which do you prefer: iPhone or Android? Is there a clear winner?  --- 2.) Notes on The News     What are the current TOP Password Managers? "Big Tech" censoring content...and other clickbait-y titles.  There are only two weeks left to submit your application for Channel Futures MSP501:   Host Amy weighs in how it helps market your company. --- Our upcoming events and more: Register for James’s class at ITSPU! 5W22 – MSP Professional Sales is live. Enroll today: MASTERMIND LIVE – Tampa, FL – April 27-28th Use...

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Charging for Onsite Travel? show art Charging for Onsite Travel?

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

1.) The MSP Question of The Week  Should you charge for onsite travel?  And what's best--Price per seat or per device?   --- 2.) Notes on The News  The FBI is warning consumers against using public phone charging stations in order to avoid exposing their devices to malicious software... ...Apple loses top phonemaker spot to Samsung as iPhone shipments drop! "Apple's smartphone shipments dropped about 10% in the first quarter of 2024, hurt by intensifying competition by Android smartphone makers aiming for the top spot, data from research firm IDC showed on Sunday." ---...

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Dima Kumets of Huntress Labs show art Dima Kumets of Huntress Labs

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

Host Karl caught up with Dima Kumets, Principal Product Manager at Huntress Labs focused on their Security Awareness Training product. It was an entertaining interview! This interview focuses on the Security Awareness Training product, which features a truly engaging way for end users to learn about phishing attacks and other threats that arrive through email. Karl and Dima introduce you do the archvillain Didi and her role in educating clients - without irritating or alienating them! About Dima Kumets: Prior to joining Huntress, Dima was the product lead on OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco and now...

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Reselling Copilot As A Service? show art Reselling Copilot As A Service?

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

1.) MSP Question of The Week Is there an opportunity there for MSPs to resell consulting service around copilot? --- 2.) Notes on The News  Windows features disappearing in 2024:  Google looking to purchase Hubspot:  United States Cyberforce:  ...and more!    --- Our upcoming events and more: Register for James’s upcoming class at ITSPU! 5W22 – MSP Professional Sales starts April 23rd. Sign up now: MASTERMIND LIVE – Tampa, FL – April 27-28th   Use “EARLYBIRD” as the coupon code to save $200! Catch James at the SMBTechfest! SMBTechfest - Irvince,...

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Tracking MDF As a Small MSP show art Tracking MDF As a Small MSP

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

1.) MSP Question of The Week Is it worth the time to track MDF/Rebates from your vendors partners if you are a small MSP? --- 2.) Notes on The News  April fool’s joke? Gmail announced 20 years ago today:  Microsoft copilot released today: --- 3.) Five Minutes with A Smart Person - Tim Fitzpatrick of Rialto Marketing Check out the preview for our full interview with Tim Fitzpatrick of Rialto Marketing   --- Our upcoming events and more: Register for James's upcoming class at ITSPU! 5W22 - MSP Professional Sales starts April 23rd. Sign up now: MASTERMIND LIVE – Tampa,...

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Should Remote Workers Return to The Office? show art Should Remote Workers Return to The Office?

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

Host Amy and James are back!  1.) MSP Question of The Week: Should you force remote workers back in to the office? And do workers prefer weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payment? --- 3.) Notes on The News  N-able 2024 MSP Challenges and Opps – CEO article: How the top MSP business owners are using AI in their business: What AI we've been using: --- 2.) Five Minutes with A Smart Person - Fernando Leon  Host James sit down with smart person Fernando Leon, Vice President of Sales/Marketing of Single Point of Contact. They discuss White Label IT Service platform that helps MSP's...

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Karl Palachuk at Channel Partners 2024 show art Karl Palachuk at Channel Partners 2024

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

We follow Karl Palachuk as he makes his way through Channel Partners Expo 2024!    Thank you to our guests (in order): Dave Seibert of SMBTechFest    Michelle Ragusa McBain of Sonicwall    Mikey Pruitt of DNSFilter   Kathleen Martin of  Advancing Leadership Network (ALN)    --- Our upcoming events: AUSTIN TX – MASTERMIND LIVE (March 28-29th) Our Social Links:   Sponsor Memo: Huntress Today's SMB Community Podcast is brought to you by Huntress Managed Security. Cybersecurity is more than software—it’s also the expertise...

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Amy B and Amy L talk about the economics of small business acquisition and what’s happening in the market.

Segment One: What are you up to? 

We catch you up with the latest events.

Coaching with ChannelWise at the ChannelPartners Conference May 3rd -

https://www.channelwise.com/coaching-cafe

Find out more here: https://nsitsp.org/events/

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Segment Two: 15 Minutes with a Smart Person - Walter Crosby    

Amy B speaks with Walter Crosby. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/walterlcrosby/

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sales-cigars/id1567106056

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Segment Three: The Bell Curve and the MSP Question of the Week

Amy B and Amy L goes into depth on the "Bell Curve of Security" 


MSP Question of the week: When you have hybrid remote workers, who is responsible for the home network connectivity?

Is the security of their home network your problem?

 

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