Based just outside of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, Techvera was actually started by Reese’s dad as a break/fix consumer repair shop. Getting involved in the business in his teens, Reese went off to college and came back to take over the business and transition to MSP instead of break/fix. They now offer a standard stack to their customers. Reese offers some great tips and insights into their transition from break/fix to MSP. Continue reading
PSA (Professional Services Automation) and RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management) tools are both created to boost a service provider’s business, but they are aimed at different spheres.
Using PSA can help build business processes, while RMM is all about the ‘fine tuning’ of an internal technical support. In this article, we are going to help you choose the right tool first. Continue reading
If your managed services company is in its early stages and you are confused about which way to go to build your support system, or which framework to follow, this article has the information you need. Continue reading
This week’s guest is Michael Drobnis from OptfinITy. Michael has been in business for 17 years. He started with basic break/fix doing a lot of the technical work but then moved to managed services where Michael took a more active role in managing the business. OptfinITy now has 14 employees and they focus a lot on associations. They also encourage their employees to be a member of a chamber of commerce. Continue reading
The ultimate goal of a managed service provider (MSP) is to successfully manage clients’ IT infrastructure from a remote location (in an ideal world). However, in order to achieve this goal, an MSP must streamline its process of managing requests — and this is where crucial role of IT help desk ticketing system comes in. In this article, we have reviewed the most popular MSP help desk software to help you make the right decision for your organization. Continue reading
Starting at a young age, Robert started getting technical certifications. Before he graduated high school he was already doing a lot of IT work for the school district. This turned into a job with the school district after graduation but it wasn’t long before Robert decided he could make a business (and a living) out of helping people with their IT needs. Continue reading
The MSP market is more competitive than ever before. With the current array of providers, crafting a unique competitive advantage and differentiating your services from others could be a significant challenge. You may have determined how to start a managed services company, but the next major hurdle and question you face is: How do we get managed services clients? Continue reading
Joe started Forza soon after college and over the past 20+ years, he’s grown it into a successful MSP business. As Joe and his partners developed their business they also found work on the application development side of things. As they were growing, they used this expertise to develop dashboards for both Connectwise Manage and Kaseya. They now offer these dashboards for free to any MSP. Continue reading
Recently we have performed a survey across CloudBerry Lab customers offering managed IT services to their clients to understand the current MSP market situation and essential needs better. More than 180 MSPs attended the survey and expressed their thoughts on the most vital aspects of the managed services market. And we are glad to present the result of this survey below as the infographics. We hope you will find it helpful. Continue reading
This week I talk to Florian Militaru who owns PRO in the Chicago area. Florian came to the US from Romania and started his business in 2003. PRO focuses on residential, break-fix and even some managed services. To run his business, Florian started working with an open source CRM solution, https://suitecrm.com/ and has developed modules that connect to multiple systems and is now his PSA. While not for everyone, developing your own solutions based on open source can save you a lot of money! Continue reading
October is national cybersecurity month so this week’s guest is Bart Barcewicz from B Suite Cyber Security. Bart and Doug Hazelman discuss security practices in general as well as some things you need to do to make sure you and your customers are secure. Bart also shares some great advice for starting out: “if you want something you’ve never had, you’re going to have to do something you’ve never done” Continue reading
When a managed service provider onboards new clients, the first 30 days are crucial. This is the period when you should show your customers the level of your services and demonstrate why they should stay with you. Every new client is precious, and if you don’t prove what you can offer, you will simply be throwing away the money that you spent on attracting those clients.
Here’s our MSP customer onboarding checklist, which outlines what should be done during the first month with every new client. Continue reading