Entries by Travis Stokes

Stages of Entrepreneurship (Part 3)

Stages of Entrepreneurship Over the years, I’ve realized that there are several stages of Entrepreneurship.  I believe that within them there are several distinct characteristics that can be used to identify what stage of growth you are in.  The reason why that is important, is there are, (in my opinion) several benchmarks and steps that […]

Stages of Entrepreneurship (Part 2)

Stages of Entrepreneurship Over the years, I’ve realized that there are several stages of Entrepreneurship.  I believe that within them there are several distinct characteristics that can be used to identify what stage of growth you are in.  The reason why that is important, is there are, (in my opinion) several benchmarks and steps that […]

Stages of Entrepreneurship (Part 1)

Stages of Entrepreneurship Over the years, I’ve realized that there are several stages of Entrepreneurship.  I believe that within them there are several distinct characteristics that can be used to identify what stage of growth you are in.  The reason why that is important, is there are, (in my opinion) several benchmarks and steps that […]

Benefits of Business Intelligence for MSPs

The benefits of Business Intelligence (BI) allow Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to work smarter and not necessarily harder.  Some BI benefits include insights that can help MSPs monitor logistics, sales and even productivity. By using the power of BI, MSPs can gain an understanding of their strengths or weaknesses while also providing other important metrics. […]

Identity is the new Perimeter for Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

If you haven’t heard – Identity is the new Perimeter for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) Times have changed.  With Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory in play, MSPs are going to need to understand the importance of shifting their clients into the cloud sooner rather than later.  Active Directory allowed companies to provide access to windows applications […]

How to Determine Business Maturity

How does one actually determine business maturity? There are a few ways to determine business maturity.  The level of maturity is important as it is oftentimes directly tied to key performance indicators (KPIs) that organizations rely on to be successful.  The maturity level can determine what needs to be focused on from an optimization and […]

Branding can Impact Hiring and Retention (Part 3)

Branding can Impact Hiring and Retention (Part 3) Hiring an engineer for your Managed Service Practice (MSP) can be extremely difficult and the fact is that branding can impact hiring and retention.  Hiring and retaining talent is important for any business; but for MSPs, it is something that can oftentimes make or break an operation. […]

Branding can Impact Hiring and Retention (Part 2)

Branding can Impact Hiring and Retention (Part 2) Hiring and retention engineer for your Managed Service Practice (MSP) can be extremely difficult and the fact is that branding can impact hiring and retention.  Hiring and retaining talent is important for any business; but for MSPs, it is something that can oftentimes make or break an […]

Branding can Impact Hiring and Retention (Part 1)

Branding can Impact Hiring and Retention (Part 1) Hiring an engineer for your Managed Service Practice (MSP) can be extremely difficult and the fact is that branding can impact hiring and retention.  Hiring and retaining talent is important for any business; but for MSPs, it is something that can oftentimes make or break an operation. […]

Ways to Drive Managed Service Performance

There are 3 ways to drive managed service performance; regardless of your niche.  From working with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) over the years, I believe that there are 3 items they should be able to do (with relative ease) to see where they can start driving further profitability out of their MSP practice. The idea […]