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What is The Best Business Structure For MSPs?

SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

Release Date: 01/25/2024

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SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

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SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

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SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

Host Amy and Host James catch up and catch a tan.    1.) MSP Question of The Week   What is the best business structure for new MSPs?   See:    ---   2.) More Tech Layoffs?   EY Announces Layoffs in Response to Economic Struggles   See:   "Less than a week after Broadcom finalized its $61 billion acquisition of VMware, layoffs began. This is a familiar pattern for the company, which followed a similar playbook with its acquisition of CA Technologies in 2018. Overall, it's estimated Broadcom will cut about 2,000 employees post-acquisition....

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SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

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SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

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Host Amy and Host James catch up and catch a tan. 
 
1.) MSP Question of The Week
 
What is the best business structure for new MSPs?
 
 
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2.) More Tech Layoffs?
 
EY Announces Layoffs in Response to Economic Struggles
 
 
"Less than a week after Broadcom finalized its $61 billion acquisition of VMware, layoffs began. This is a familiar pattern for the company, which followed a similar playbook with its acquisition of CA Technologies in 2018. Overall, it's estimated Broadcom will cut about 2,000 employees post-acquisition.
 
Google, Amazon, Snap, Splunk, LinkedIn, Cisco, MariaDB and SecureWorks all recently announced layoffs. Other mass layoffs recently included Intel, Wish and LinkedIn in the San Francisco Bay area.
At the beginning of September, Rapid7 announced a restructuring plan following disappointing second-quarter results, resulting in the layoffs of about 18% of the company’s workforce.
Similarly, AppSec firm Snyk laid off 128 people in April. Cloud security vendor Zscaler announced layoffs after what it called a rough fiscal second quarter. Software tools giant Atlassian laid off 5% of its workforce as it “shifted priorities.” 
 
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