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What can Bugs Bunny teach us about the MSP Business World?

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

MSP businessBugs Bunny is often considered to be one of the great classics of the cartoon world. The simplicity of this show as the shenanigans of Bugs and eternal game of cat and mouse lead to hilarious battles and classic slapstick humor. The unrelenting battle between Bugs and Elmer (a.k.a. Nimrod the hunter) has bigger implications to understand than meets the eye. (more…)

Snow White and MSP Business Principals Made Simple

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Mirror mirror on the wall; who is the fairest of them all? The age-old question that began the demise of the wicked queen in the classic fairytale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. What can your MSP business learn about marketing from this age-old tale of jealousy and fantasy.

Mirror, mirror

Though Snow White had the fairest presence of all, the wicked queen was threatened regardless. In such a competitive MSP market we, too, may have found our own wicked witch to deal with. Many times, your competitors are bound to be threatened by your business and, although they might not give you a poison apple, they can make your life difficult. You can have lurking enemies spreading bad word or gossip of your business. The key is not to become angry but be the bigger person and ultimately this example you set will show in your work. Any prospect will see the words aren’t true by simply having a conversation with you.

Seven Dwarves
In Snow Whites tale she fell under the care of the seven humble dwarves as we all know. Though they seemed small in nature they ended up being the strength of Snow White in the end. The relationship between Snow White and the dwarves teaches a valuable lesson about our own MSP business. With the dwarves in Snow White’s company and our MSP in ours, we see that the people comprising it each have individual flaws. Some are dopey, sleepy, grumpy, or sneezy; but together they are an efficient mining team and close-knit family.

Fight the power!

If you’re going against a bigger enemy the key is knowing how to get the most power and take an advantage in cunning of you are few but strong employees. Bigger MSP companies often can’t get personal with clients. They often rely on their big name and cheap prices to get customers. Localized clients can put time and effort into building rapport with a prospect to level the playing field. The companies with staffs of writers many are afraid to compete against have writers that come from a corporate mentality of clock-in clock-out to get paid sort of like the hunter that gave the Queen a fake heart in the tale. By having a more close-knit team you will be able to effectively incentivize your employees and utilize their individual strengths to get the most out of your team.

Great MSP Business Lessons from ‘Karate Kid’ Reboot Movie

Friday, April 6th, 2018

MSP BusienssWouldn’t it be great if your MSP business would have the same box office success as the movie Karate Kid in 2010? Though there was nothing new to the story line of the reboot movie from the original film except for the change of setting, the actors who played the characters, and that the martial arts used was Kung Fu instead of Karate, moviegoers still loved the movie. (more…)

Leadership Mistakes: MSP Business Lessons from Emperor Palpatine

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

MSP BusinessIn managing your MSP business, you may already have committed your fair share of mistakes. You have learned from them and you move on with your business. Oscar Wilde, a famous writer said, “experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” It is no question that making mistakes is normal and is part of business life. However, they have consequences and a series of blunders could cause the fall of your company. And we do not want that, don’t we?

As much as possible, businesses aim to plan, decide, operate, and execute processes with precision and success. Senator Palpatine, aka Darth Sidious, knew this too well. He carefully and patiently planned his rise to power and cleverly accomplished it under the Jedi Order’s nose. But after he reorganized the Republic into the first Galactic Empire and named himself Emperor, he made some leadership mistakes he did not even know about because of his ideology and arrogance.

Do you want to know what they are?

Mistake 1: Monopolizing power in the organization

Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader were the only key people in their entire Galactic Empire. Palpatine followed the Sith’s philosophy of the Rule of Two where there can only be two Sith Lords at any given time. The master and apprentice controlled the power and had no succession plan. So, when the two were taken out, the whole government fell apart. It is the same with top-heavy companies. They have the tendency to fail once the key people are no longer around. Therefore, it is essential to plan for these situations and train the employees to be ready to assume roles for your MSP business to survive.

Mistake 2: Putting all the eggs in one basket

Palpatine had only one plan – to build the Death Star to exercise control over the galaxy, and that was pretty much it. He had no alternative plan and when the Death Star was destroyed, he just built another one which was of course also destroyed by the Rebel Alliance. This gives businesses the message to never concentrate all efforts and resources in one area as one could lose everything.

Mistake 3: Giving no chance of growth for employees

The culture in Palpatine’s empire was merely motivated by fear and there was no opportunity for the employees to have a voice in the organization. The workers were treated as dispensable objects. When you have the same atmosphere in your IT business, then employees to tend to have low morale and there would be high employee turnover.

Mistake 4: Ignoring previous mistakes

The biggest mistake is failing to learn from your previous mistakes. The emperor did not truly learn after the devastation of the first Death Star and just made another one. In a business, leaders must be humble enough to admit their mistakes and most of all to learn from them. Make an analysis of what went wrong and try different approaches and perspective so that you can carry out a better plan.

Mistake 5: Having limited to no advisers

The emperor had only Darth Vader to discuss his plans with and had no other Sith Lords to ask advice from. This made his plans vulnerable to mistakes as they were only seen from their perspectives. It is critical to have plenty of good advisers whether in taking over the galaxy or in managing a business. Advisers help in giving you wisdom through their experience or expertise and they can share a different viewpoint or mindset that could help make better decisions.

You do not need to commit mistakes first just, so you can learn from them. It is better for your MSP business to learn from other people and in this case, from Darth Sidious himself. You need to lead and manage your company with humility in order to create an environment where team members feel safe in contributing ideas, grow, and are motivated. Without humility, you will not learn from your mistakes or from others. It is time to give up ideologies that do not work and embrace a learner’s mindset.

Are their any MSP Business Lessons in Red Sparrow?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

MSP BusinessIn this film a Russian ballet dancer turns Russian spy! Jennifer Lawrence acts in this film of espionage and the workings of Russian secrecy. The principles of war in this movie are fine examples to learn from for any cutthroat businessman in a competitive market. But what can your MSP business learn from this daring tale of a spy? (more…)

How Thinking Like Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas Can Help Your MSP Business

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

MSP BusinessIs your MSP business ready for growth?

Growing is part of life but when it comes to business, it can be optional. Business growth and sustaining it is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of following carefully made business growth plans. A member of the Jedi Council Master Sifo-Dyas would certainly agree with this statement. Although his character never made it to the big screen, he was mentioned in Attack of the Clones as the one responsible for the creation of the clone army. He strongly believed that the galaxy will soon be under war and proposed to have an army for the Republic’s defense. The Council rejected his ideas and so he secretly commissioned the Kaminoans to create a clone army. (more…)

Getting Your MSP Business Website Top Ranked is like Credit Repair!

Friday, March 30th, 2018

MSP BusinessWhile I was working on my credit the other day I was logged into my credit monitoring website and it dawned on me that there were several major comparisons between Credit repair and getting an MSP Business website top ranked. It seems there are concepts that the Google Algorithm and Credit scores have in common. If you want to get your MSP website top ranked then it might be a good idea to examine the similarities so you can get a better grasp on how Google looks at your site. (more…)

What can your MSP Business learn from Ratatouille?

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

The most important lesson that Ratatouille strives to teach is that anyone can cook. No matter who you are or where you’re from, if you have the proper ingredients, you can learn to cook. Chef Gusto cannot stress the importance of this lesson enough as he teaches Remy that he can be greater than his nature will allow. But, ultimately, how does this relate to the MSP business world and how can we learn from Remy’s story? (more…)

How to Market Your MSP Business if Funds are Limited

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

MSP BusinessContrary to popular opinion, an MSP business can still engage in marketing even if funds are limited. The marketing tools that you can use include advertising, which may involve placing ads on TV and newspapers as well as setting up online banners. However, there are many other marketing tools you can employ other than advertising. (more…)

How Leadership Lessons from The Hobbit Can Influence Your MSP Business

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

MSP Business“The Hobbit” is a timeless story of courage that was written many years ago but still has many leadership lessons that apply to an MSP business. As you know, courage is essential for any IT provider, as you are constantly looking for new ideas to improve services and reach a wider-range of clients. Of course, you will face obstacles along the way, but you can overcome these setbacks and “The Hobbit” trilogy holds many valuable lessons that can be applied to businesses in today’s work environment. (more…)

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