INSIDE ASCII FEATURED ARTICLES
Please take the next 9 minutes to review this transcript from The ASCII Group’s member panel at Business Solutions’ Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference on June 4 in Newark. What you learn here will lead you to new solutions providers to partner with and inside information to run your business more efficiently. You will also see a new path to save money through deep discounts with vendors you’re probably using already.
From ASCII Chicago: MSP Opportunities In The Dental Vertical
Solutions providers yearn for in-depth education at industry conferences, and those who listened to C.J. Ezell, CEO of managed services provider PointClear Networks, at the ASCII Success Summit in Chicago Thursday got what they were looking for.
From ASCII Chicago: MSP Website Problems And Best Practices
Every time I write about one of Herman Pool’s ASCII conference presentations, I describe him as “a whirling dervish and marketing master on stage.” And I’m dead-on correct every time.
Top Day 1 Quotes From ASCII Chicago
A crowd of nearly 100 channel executives enjoyed Day 1 of Wednesday’s ASCII Success Summit at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago. I wanted to share with you some the best quips and quotes from the day.
From ASCII Chicago: 5 Hiring Don'ts
I was honored to kick off the ASCII Success Summit today at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago with my hiring best practices presentation titled “Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer.” It’s always great to connect with solution provider executives and try to solve important small business problems.
Practical Advice From ASCII Members On Managed Services
The Business Solutions ASCII Group Special Edition, Practical Advice From ASCII Members On Managed Services, includes four articles from ASCII group members addressing common challenges managed services providers (MSPs) face.
PREMIUM CONTENT FROM ASCII MEMBERS
Moving Business Forward With ASCII
The concept of ASCII is simple. What sets The ASCII Group apart is that it is a community open to all independent IT practices – ranging in size and scope from a single person operation to large companies with many employees.
ASCII Peers Mean Business
A common tagline that is used by The ASCII Group is, ‘Leverage the power of an interactive community’. For the past 30 years, The ASCII Group has celebrated the solution provider and heralded the benefits of working within a community by offering over 70 programs that provide innovative business building strategies and extensive peer networking.
ASCII Completes The Big Picture
A common thread that links business owners together is their focus on the ‘The Big Picture’ and how they can grow and improve their organization. But with clients becoming more sophisticated and technology more of a commodity, how do you set yourself apart from the pack?
ASCII Provides Strategic Growth
Many solution and managed service providers feel like they are on their own in the business world and lacking the interaction for growth and change. The ASCII Group helps to shift that notion by relaying the importance of community and by bringing together like- minded peers in an IT space.
Lessons From Sports Coach Phil Jackson: “Obsessing About Winning Is A Loser’s Game”
How do you lead a community … be it a business association, a sports team, or even a country? I founded The ASCII Group over 30 years ago and it has remained the oldest and largest community of computer integrators, MSPs and solutions providers in the world. While we are a respected and long-established community, I am constantly looking at how I can be the best leader possible, both to my staff and our solution provider community.
The Biggest Threat To The Channel? Manufacturers That Sell To End Users
The biggest threat to the channel is the same as it has always been — manufacturers. Businesses are constantly seeking growth and expansion. Part of this formula requires keeping investors and shareholders happy. The need for manufacturers to always have constant and accelerated growth has become the new normal but there are only so many ways in which this can actually occur. Being a channel friendly company allows manufacturers to sell their products or services through the channel without dealing with end users.
PHOTOS FROM THE AUSTIN ASCII SUCCESS SUMMIT
The ASCII Success Summit in Austin, TX, Sept. 18-19, 2013, was filled with memorable moments. Attendees had the opportunity to learn and network at events including kick-off workshops, a business card exchange, keynotes, the “Profit Pitch,” the panel discussion, and social events. Photos by Jason Morales.