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Welcome, MSP Owners! Start, Grow, And Manage a scalable MSP that powers an extraordinary life. We know you didn’t start your business to feel frustration - you started it for freedom. Join us for conversations, insights and expertise that help you engage, energize and execute on building a business that powers an extraordinary life.

Episodes

February 2, 2024 40 mins

In this episode of Start Grow Manage, co-hosts Jeff Loehr and Joe Rojas delve into the pivotal role of content creation for MSPs. They then emphasize the significance of relevant content in sales and marketing, with Joe highlighting its impact on nurturing leads and closing sales. 

They are then joined by guest, Devon Rose who adds depth to the conversation with his expertise in marketing for MSPs, focusing on the challenges posed b...

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In this episode of Start Grow Manage, co-hosts Jeff Loehr and Joe Rojas are joined by Scott Samborn, an entrepreneur and business leader with a history of managing and growing technology organizations. They discuss best practices to creating a scalable Managed Service Provider (MSP) business.

They also discuss the importance of custom solutions over a "cookie cutter" approach, the significance of maintaining customer relat...

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In this episode of Start Grow Manage, co-hosts Jeff Loehr and Joe Rojas engage in a thought-provoking discussion with Rich Freeman, a seasoned observer of the MSP landscape likened to a war correspondent for his deep industry insights. The conversation kicks off with a bold claim – that this year might mark the end of MSPs as we know them, given the rapid advancements in AI and the challenges posed by the Internet of Things (IoT).

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In this episode of Start Grow Manage, Jeff Loehr and Joe Rojas are joined by Trevor Thomas from ZenContract to explore the importance of establishing structured processes for managed service providers (MSPs). 

Trevor also shares how niching can enhance business performance by providing a clearer understanding of market needs and improved service delivery.

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In this episode, Jeff Loehr and Joe Rojas welcomed Matt Bullock from Prodatix, where they discussed the shifting landscape of Managed Service Providers (MSPs). They emphasized that MSPs should focus on what they do best and partner with experts in other areas, such as data backup and security, to provide comprehensive solutions to their clients.

The conversation highlights the shift in the MSP market towards outsourcing and project ...

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In this episode, Jeff Loehr and Joe Rojas welcomed Kathryn Rose, the visionary behind ChannelWise. She emphasized the importance of defining a niche in today's saturated MSP market. The conversation revolved around the common fear of narrowing down to a niche, where many businesses worry about limiting their reach. However, as the discussion revealed, honing a niche allows providers to address specific business problems more p...

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In this episode, Jeff Loehr and Joe Rojas welcomed Jennifer Bleam of MSP Sales Revolution to discuss effective sales strategies. Jennifer stressed the significance of trust and rapport in sales, underscoring the importance of building genuine connections rather than just pushing products. 

A structured sales process is key; it establishes credibility and ensures clarity in engagements. We especially discussed the hot topic of object...

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In this episode, Jeff Loehr, Joe Rojas, and Gavin Garbutt emphasize the importance of MSPs aligning IT solutions with clients' business objectives through focused conversations. Gavin delves into niche verticals that can yield success, as seen with Caltech and Corsica. 

We also discuss the evolution and future of MSPs. This includes managing cloud services, especially with Microsoft, and harnessing AI and big data. We spotlight...

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In this episode, Jeff Loehr, Joe Rojas, and Steve Salmon delve into the challenges many businesses face when expanding nationwide, particularly the onboarding process. With Steve Salmon's insights, they explore the groundbreaking potential of tools like Field Nation to alleviate these pains.

However, at the episode's heart lies a deeper conversation about mindset: the inherent fears associated with growth, loss of control,...

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In this episode, Jeff Loehr, Tim Fitzpatrick, and Joe Rojas discuss the benefits of niching down, finding the marketing channels that resonate with you, and the importance of customer onboarding.

They emphasize the value of understanding your target market and crafting a message that speaks directly to them, as well as optimizing referral systems and creating a super-targeted list to attract ideal clients.

They also address the fear ...

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July 21, 2023 43 mins

Chris Bintiff joins us to discuss the role of AI in the MSP business. Discover how new technologies can push the boundaries of your growth and competitiveness.

In this podcast episode, Joe and Jeff are joined by Chris Bintiff, founder of Not Really Rocket Science and MarketingSpark.ai, discuss the role of AI in the MSP business. 

Discover how new technologies can push the boundaries of your growth and competitiven...

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In this podcast episode, Joe, Jeff, and Robert Goodman, a software developer-turned-president of Technical Interviewers, dive into a conversation about hiring for technical talent. With an extensive background in IT, Goodman recounts his unique journey into recruitment, identifying the disconnect between hirers and the desired IT talent.

He highlights the challenges MSPs face in identifying genuinely skilled candidates du...

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In this podcast episode, Joe, Jeff, and John Harden of Auvik dive into the sea of change in SaaS management for MSPs. From a 'blue ocean market' where no one saw the need to manage their SaaS, we're now in a dynamic environment where businesses are asking, 'How do I manage my SaaS?'

Combine this shift with Auvik's growth and you have a one-two punch sparking acceleration in the industry. Tune ...

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June 9, 2023 41 mins

In this podcast episode, Joe, Jeff, and Mitch Kranitz discuss Mitch’s journey from MSP to print vendor. He discusses how he went about building a successful print business while avoiding common challenges. The “print partner” concept has been instrumental in his success.

By forming a close working relationship with MSPs, he has found that he is able to help them avoid the difficulties that often arise when working with ran...

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In this podcast episode, Joe, Jeff, and Hartland Ross discuss the importance of having an exit strategy and processes in place for MSPs to avoid burnout and increase the value of their business. 

He also highlights the benefits of acquiring and growing a book of business and advises sellers to understand the limitations of their business and what it is worth.

The conversation also touches on the emotional process of selling a busines...

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In this podcast episode, Joe, Jeff, and Lisa discuss the importance of penetration testing for identifying network weaknesses and improving security posture. 

MSPs can work with third-party testers to gain insight and transparency throughout the engagement and provide better security recommendations to clients. 

Lisa also highlights the risks of phishing emails and weak passwords, emphasizing the need for vigilanc...

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In this podcast episode, Joe, Jeff and Antoine discuss JumpCloud, a platform that solves many problems for MSPs (Managed Service Providers) by centralizing identity access and device management capabilities. Antoine shares his story of building MYKI, a decentralized password manager, and how it led him to JumpCloud's focus on a passwordless world. The episode also highlights the importance of MSPs becoming thought leaders in c...

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In this episode of the Start Grow Manage Podcast, we sit down with Mac McKeon from MacGyver Technology to discuss the importance of pen testing and how it can be used by MSPs to improve the security of the businesses they serve. Mac shares his experience working with MSPs and the horror stories he's seen with insecure IoT devices. He also talks about how his team helps companies build secure, efficient systems that can easily ...

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On this episode of the Start Grow Manage Podcast, guest Damien Stevens discusses the importance of having the right people and processes in place for a successful business, particularly in the context of managing backups for MSPs. He also shares his own experiences and offers advice for those struggling in their businesses, emphasizing the importance of vulnerability and seeking help from others in the community.

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Today we're discussing the importance of adjusting our perspectives. It's pretty common for business owners, especially those in the MSP world, to fall into the been there, done that mindset. They reflect on their experiences, ponder future ideas, and make decisions about what's ahead like it's a foregone conclusion. Sometimes this approach works, but often it limits potential and opportunities because we'r...

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