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Tips to Transition to As-A-Service

As-A-Service: It Could Save Your Business

It’s not hype. If you sell, service or support technology, the future survival of your business may well depend on understanding and implementing an “as-a-service” approach. Simply put, this model—also known as “managed services”—bundles together the hardware, software, services and support you provide and offers them to clients for a monthly fee. Consider these top…

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100 Reasons Why Salespeople Suck

Why Salespeople Suck | ConnectWise Blog

Salespeople. You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em right? When you have a sales rock star, they make all the difference in your company, continually bringing profitable clients to the table with a fantastic close ratio. But when they’re self-serving and egotistical, they can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. You burn…

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Automating Your Tech Company: Getting Everyone On Board

How to Automate Your Business and Get Everyone on Board

Nobody likes change. Cliché? Yes, but it’s universally true. And it’s a fact that can’t be ignored when deciding to automate your business processes. It’s difficult to dispute the upsides of automation—easy-to-access, centralized information, visibility into everything that happens (as it happens), and improved customer service. And that’s only grazing the surface of possibilities for…

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Automating Your Tech Company: Ask the Important Questions

What Questions to Ask Before Automating Your Technology Company

Ding. Ding. Ding. Congratulations! That’s exactly right! Automation IS the correct answer to growing your business. Now it’s time to start asking questions. A little backwards, you say? Not really. Automation addresses multiple issues with a wide range of solutions. Most providers’ marketing will suggest theirs is the only tool for you. It’s important for…

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Automating Your Tech Company: Maximizing ROI With Automation

Maximizing Your ROI with Automation | ConnectWise Blog

As a professional in the industry, you’re obviously onboard with the advantages of technology. And you’re no stranger to the streamlining benefits of automating your business processes. But have you done it yet? If not, maybe it’s because you haven’t quite come to terms with the specific advantages to your business. But more likely, it’s…

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Automate Your Tech Company: Control Your Silos of Chaos®

How to Automate Your Technology Company

A state of utter disorder or confusion. That’s the definition of chaos and it’s not a place any of us aspire to be. Yet your business may already be knee-deep in it. But, hey, it’s not my intention to judge your chaos, only to help you control it. So I’ll let you decide for yourself….

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4 Keys to Managing the Sales Process

How to Manage the Sales Process

So, where are we with this deal? As sales team leader for decades, I’ve cringed every one of the countless times I’ve had to ask this question. And judging by the looks I’ve received, those being asked weren’t too thrilled either. That’s one reason I’m a very verbal champion of managing the sales process through…

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Top 6 Best Practices to Improve Sales Process

How to Improve Your Sales Process & Best Practices

I’ve seen the eye rolls and heard the not-so-concealed sighs. Just try mentioning the words ‘implement’ and ‘process’ within the same breath at any sales team meeting and you’re bound to get the reaction. (Not that I wasn’t guilty myself a time or two.) But after decades of sales team leadership, I can tell you…

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5 Best Practices to set up Effective Sales Quotas

Best Practices for Sales Quotas

As CEO of a technology company and founder of an MSP sales training academy, I’m always looking for smart ways to set quotas. Quotas aren’t sexy. Yet, they’re the essential yardstick by which most sales professionals are measured. By definition, a quota is an individual sales target figure assigned to a sales unit. Put into…

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How to Define the Various Sales Roles

How to Compensate Sales People

Decades of Technology business leadership experience have taught me that individuals who know their value and commit to their unique roles are consistently the most powerful key to team harmony and success. That’s why I developed CharTec Academy to offer specialized training for every employee in your technology business, from admin to HR and finance…

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6 Steps to Hiring a Sales Superstar

6 Steps to Hiring a Sales Person

Looking back on my twenty years as the CEO of a technology company and founder of a comprehensive MSP training Academy, I realize that the road to success as an MSP is anything but easy. Maybe it’s because I know that behind my well-documented successes are the equally impressive (but much less talked about) failures…

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