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4 Pillars to a Stable, Sustainable, Scalable and Profitable Business March 8, 2011

Posted by Jim Locke in IT Business, Promotions.
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gscoachThere are 4 Pillars to a stable, sustainable, scalable, profitable business. Our friend, George Sierchio, who did a very well received presentation on this material for SMBTN at SMB Nation this year has now laid it all out for you in a quick Ebook he is giving away for absolutely nothing to SMBTN members.

A taste of what you’ll learn:

  • Positioning your company as the "go to" people to create effective marketing, shorten sales cycles, make a well deserved profit and stop leaving tons of money on the table with each client.
  • Laser targeting the correct audience to eliminate wasted marketing time and dollars.
  • Understand what and how processes and systems are keys to profitability and productivity.
  • Get the real skinny on what pricing services and products in any business model is all about and how to go about doing it the right way to make sure you will never lose money on a deal.
  • Learn how profits are properly calculated and what they mean to your business BESIDES deserved cash in your pocket.
  • Realize how all 4 Pillars work together and why a weak or missing Pillar can put a low ceiling on your company’s growth potential, keep it on shaky versus stable, and outright kill your business instead of maximizing profitability.
  • Plus a little extra item at the end that you will love…

The most meat you have ever seen in 30 pages… for absolutely nothing.

Pick it up here: http://consultantscoach.com/ebookfree.php

Hold Yourself and Your Staff Accountable with MANAGEgoals March 15, 2010

Posted by Jim Locke in IT Business, Promotions.
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The process of managing a business on a day-to-day basis is no easy task. Many of us set goals for the year but fail to revisit them until it’s time to establish next year’s goals. It is a multifaceted problem of process, follow-up and making time to get those important things done that you need to in order to advance your business. It’s not simple.

That is why I was so pleased to have the opportunity to sit down with David Russell of MANAGEtoWIN last week. I recently completed David’s book, “Success with People” (which I highly recommend), and checked out his MANAGEtoWIN employee management system. I was so impressed that I wanted to see how I could put it to work at my company and introduce it to other SMBTN members. That is when David introduced me to his latest product, MANAGEgoals.

MANAGEgoals offers a way for individuals or companies to manage goals, career paths and best practice processes for as little as $19 per month for a single user. It is basically a lite version of MANAGEtoWIN that provides the growing IT business owner with the goals management and best practices features he needs  at a fraction of the cost. However, David has arranged for a special offer for SMBTN members that includes the following for just $29 per month:

  • Access for up to 7 users
  • 3 Success with People Automated Best Practice Modules, including
    • Hire the Best, Avoid the Rest Hiring Process ($99 value)
    • Goals That Work Goal  Management System ($99 value)
    • Halftime Reviews Employee Evaluation System ($99 value)
  • A 30-Day, Total Satisfaction, 100% Money-Back Guarantee

If you order before the end of the month, you can also integrate the product with Autotask for just $99 (a savings of $396). For details about this integration, check out David’s recorded webinar here. You can also view his webinar on the MANAGEgoals Best Practices module here.

For more information about MANAGEgoals, please visit their website or, if you are already committed to improving your business processes this year, you can place your order for MANAGEgoals here.

Cast your Vote for the 150 Most Influential People in SMB March 10, 2010

Posted by Jim Locke in Alerts, Promotions, SMB News.
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We all know lots of people that we respect in the field of SMB IT – peers, vendor representatives, authors, and SMB community members who help us innovate, connect and refine our industry. With this in mind, SMBTN has joined with SMB Nation and SMB-PC Magazine to identify the 150 most influential people in SMB, or the SMB 150 as we like to call them.

Why 150? Well, the concept for the SMB 150™ was based on Dunbar’s number, a theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is, and how each person relates to every other person. We suggest this principle fits well with the SMB community.

So, how do you cast your vote? Simple, all you need to do is click here to take the SMB 150 survey and cast your vote for up to 15 people. The 150 most frequently recognized individuals recognized in the survey will be recognized as members of the SMB 150™ and featured on the SMB150.com website and other media. Hence, we encourage you to not only to take the survey but to help us get the word out about it by Tweeting it, posting it on Facebook or LinkedIn or other important sites and forums.

Speakeasy Offers Double Commissions on Business Ethernet June 12, 2009

Posted by Jim Locke in Partners, Promotions.
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Speakeasy is currently offering 2 months free for your customers and double commissions to you for a limited time when you sell our business Ethernet out of select CO’s.  We recently asked our vendor to light up more CO’s with business class Ethernet and they lit up 15 CO’s across the US.  Now we need to sell as many circuits out of those CO’s as possible by the end of the month.  The CO’s are listed below, if you have any customers needing a new connection in any of these areas, please e-mail Scott Goddard (our Speakeasy rep) or call him at 866-306-3001 with the address and he will qualify the location to ensure they are eligible for service and this promotion. 

MSA

CLLI

Address City

State

Zip

Los Angeles, CA

CLCYCA11

3847 CARDIFF AV CULVER CITY

CA

90230

Los Angeles, CA

HLWDCA01

1429 N GOWER ST HOLLYWOOD

CA

90028

Los Angeles, CA

NORGCA11

8707 SHIRLEY AVE NORTHRIDGE

CA

91324

Los Angeles, CA

PSDNCA11

600 E GREEN ST PASADENA

CA

91109

Los Angeles, CA

SNMNCAXG

1314 7TH ST SANTA MONICA

CA

90401

Los Angeles, CA

SNMNCAXJ

1501 OCEAN PARK BLVD SANTA MONICA

CA

90405

Los Angeles, CA

WLANCAXH

1450 S BUNDY DR WEST LOS ANGELES

CA

90025

Oakland, CA

BKLYCA01

2116 BANCROFT WAY BERKELEY

CA

94704

San Francisco, CA

SNFCCA04

1 MCCOPPIN ST SAN FRANCISCO

CA

94103

San Francisco, CA

SNFCCA05

3333 25TH ST SAN FRANCISCO

CA

94110

San Jose, CA

MTVWCA11

305 HOPE ST MOUNTAIN VIEW

CA

94040

San Jose, CA

SNJSCA21

2211 JUNCTION AVE SAN JOSE

CA

95131

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV

ALXNVABA

4805 LEESBURG PIKE ALEXANDRIA

VA

22302

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV

FRFXVAFF

10431 LEE HWY FAIRFAX

VA

22030

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV

VINNVAVN

2702 SUTTON RD VIENNA

VA

22180

Business Class Ethernet is a very easy sell as it is a full duplex internet connection with the same SLAs as a T1 for much lower pricing per Meg, for instance our 3/3 Mbps circuit starts at $380 a month.  Pricing and more details about the service can be found in the order form attached.  We can also offer dynamic voice via SIP Trunks, Dial tone or VoIP over these connections which could save your customers money on phone services.   

If you  haven’t yet sold any Speakeasy Internet or VOIP service, I encourage you to take a look at it. Our program with Speakeasy offers SMBTN Business Members a recurring 10% monthly commission on all Speakeasy products for the duration of service. Some SMBTN members are making more than $8000 per year on these commissions alone!