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Managed Services in a Month

Newly Revised and Expanded

3Rd Edition

Released Jan. 2018

 

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Build a Successful IT Services Business in 30 Days!

The ultimate do-it-now guide to getting started in Managed Services.

Whether you're a NEW Computer Consultant or an experienced technician making the move to managed services, this is the perfect book for you!

The book includes step-by-step instructions for creating service offerings, reformulat-ing your business, creating service agreements, and more!

Build a Successful Computer Consulting Business in 30 Days!

 

 

"Another great book Karl, I’ve been running a MSP in the UK for over 10 years now and this has made me think about the recent changes that Microsoft have chosen to drop their SBS range and push their hosted solutions. This book will help me shape my companies future."

- Matt Beardon
Essex, England

 

"Loving the invaluable insight and advice from someone who has been there, done that, got the t-shirt!"

- Jamie Ausenbaugh
Hopkinsville, Kentucky

 

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About the Author

Karl W. Palachuk is the founder and CEO of KPEnterprises Business Consulting, Inc. and other successful companies in Sacramento, CA. He is the president of the Sacramento
SMB IT Professionals Group and author of several books, including The Managed Services Operations Manual.

Karl has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars over the last ten years. He is a
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with a Bachelor's Degree from Gonzaga University and a Master's Degree from The University of
Michigan. He is also a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, and is an original member of
Microsoft’s Small Business Specialist Advisory
Panel.

 


A great resource for new computer consultants or experienced technology consultants interested in managed services!

Selected Sections From The Book - 3rd Ed.:

Section I Computer Consulting in the 21st Century

Ch. 1 What’s Different About Technology Consulting Today?

Ch. 2 The Latest Tools and Options (circa Jun 2017)

Ch. 3 Cloud Computing in the Small Business Space

Section II The Managed Service Model

Ch. 4 New Consulting Business vs. Existing Business

Ch. 5 Managed Services in a Month

Ch. 6 Break/Fix and Hybrid Models

Ch. 7 Managed Services and Cloud Services

Section III Getting Started

Section IV Backup and Other Add-On Offerings

Section V Putting Your (New) Business Together

Section VI Creating a Cloud Service Offering

Section VII Executing the Plan

Section VIII Running Your New MSP Business

Resources, Appendices, etc.


 

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Resources from

Managed Services in a Month

 

Here are the resource lists from the end of each chapter.

This is provides for folks who bought the book in audio format. We realize that listening to the resources and typing them in can be a pain in the neck.

So here are the resources mentioned for each chapter.

Your feedback and corrections are welcome.

 


Additional Resources to Explore

 

Several products are mentioned in this book. A mention is not an endorsement. I’m just presenting the world as I see it. I expect you to take this information, mix in your own experience, see how it fits with your business model, and make your own decisions.

Having said that, it seems silly to mention products and people, but not give the contact information. So here they are in alphabetical order:

Amazon Web Services
aws.amazon.com

AppRiver
www. AppRiver.com

The ASCII Group
www.ASCII.com

Atchison, Laura Steward – Author
What Would a Wise Woman Do?

Autotask
www.Autotask.com

Auvik
www.Auvik.com

Axcient
www. Axcient.com

Azure (Microsoft)
www.WindowsAzure.com

Benson, Herbert and Miriam Z. Klipper – Authors
The Relaxation Response

Bigger Brains
www.biggermsp.com

Blanchard, Kenneth and Spencer Johnson - Authors
The One Minute Manager

Brantley Jeffrey, et al. - Authors
Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices To Help You Stay Calm & Focused All Day Long

Business Works
http://www.sage.com/us/sage-businessworks

Canfield, Jack, Leslie Hewitt, Mark Victor Hansen - Authors
The Power of Focus

Channel MSP
www.channelmsp.com

CompTIA – Computing Technology Industry Association
www.comptia.org

ConnectWise
www.connectwise.com

Continuum RMM
www.continuum.net

Covey, Stephen R., A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill - Authors
First Things First

Datto
www.Datto.com

Dell
www.Dell.com

DreamHost web hosting
www.DreamHost.com

DropBox
www.DropBox.com

eFolder
www.eFolder.net

Elance.com
- See www.Upwork.com

Entrepreneur Magazine: Starting a Business
https://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/starting-a-business

Experts Exchange
www.experts-exchange.com

Gee, Jeff and Val - Authors
Super Service: Seven Keys to Delivering Great Customer
Service...Even When You Don’t Feel Like It!...Even When They Don’t Deserve It!

Gerber, Michael – Author
The E-Myth Revisited

Godin, Seth – Author
The Dip by Seth Godin:
http://sethgodin.typepad.com

Dana J Goulston, PMP and Karl W. Palachuk – Authors
Project Management in Small Business - How to Deliver Successful, Profitable Projects on Time with Your Small Business Clients

Great Little Book
www.GreatLittleBook.com

HFNetCheck (Pro)
www.shavlik.com (now owned by VMWare)

HP Enterprise
www.hpe.com

Intermedia
www. Intermedia.net

International Virtual Assistants Association
www.ivaa.org

IT Glue
www.ITGlue.com

JungleDisk
www.jungledisk.com

Kaseya
www.kaseya.com

LogicNow
See SolarWinds MSP

Makowicz, Matt – Author
- A Guide to SELLING Managed Services
- A Guide to MARKETING Managed Services

Managed Services Provider University (MSPU)
- See SPC International

Managed Services Yahoo Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SMBManagedServices/

Mandino, Og – Author

Microsoft “TechCenters” for IT Products & Technologies
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb421517.aspx

MSPMentor
www.MSPMentor.net

Network Detective
www.rapidfiretools.com

Office 365
www.office.com

Overnight Prints – Digital Printer
www.overnightprints.com

Palachuk, Karl – Author
- The Network Documentation Workbook.
- The Network Migration Workbook by Karl W. Palachuk
- and Manuel Palachuk
- Relax Focus Succeed
- Service Agreements for SMB Consultants: A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Service

www.karlpalachuk.com

PeachTree (now Sage-50)
http://www.sage.com/us/sage-50-accounting

PassPortal
www.passportalmsp.com

PeachTree (now Sage-50)
http://www.sage.com/us/sage-50-accounting

QuickBooks (Intuit)
http://quickbooks.intuit.com

Quosal
www.quosal.com

Quotewerks – Quotewerks.com
www.quotewerks.com

Rackspace
www.rackspace.com

Reddit MSP Discussion
www.reddit.com/r/msp

Reflexion Spam Filter (now part of Sophos)
www.Reflexion.net or www.Sophos.com

Rent Manager
www.rentmanager.com

Roberts, Wess - Author
Leadership Secrets of Attila The Hun

Robins, Robin – Marketing Consultant
- See Technology Marketing Toolkit

Rose, Richard C. and Echo Montgomery Garrett – Authors
How to Make a Buck and Still Be a Decent Human Being

Salesforce.com
www. Salesforce.com

ServersAlive
www.woodstone.nu/salive

SharePoint
www.office.com

Simpson, Erick – Author
- The Guide to a Successful Managed Services Practice.
- The Best IT Sales & Marketing Book Ever!

Small Biz Thoughts
www.SmallBizThoughts.com
blog.SmallBizThoughts.com

Smartpress.com – Digital Printer
www.smartpress.com

SMB Books
www.SMBBooks.com

SMB Nation
www.SMBNation.com
- Web site, newsletter, and conferences

SolarWinds MSP
www.SolarWindsMSP.com

SOP Friday blog posts
www.SOPFriday.com

SPC International (formerly Managed Services Provider University)
www. spc-intl.com

Spiceworks
www.spiceworks.com

Stratten, Scott – Author
Unmarketing: Stop Marketing, Start Engaging

Technology Marketing Toolkit
www.technologymarketingtoolkit.com

TigerPaw
www.tigerpaw.com

de Tocqueville, Alexis – Author
Democracy in America

Tracy, Brian - Author
- The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success
- Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your Goals

Tzu, Sun – Author
The Art of War

UPrinting - Digital Printer
www.uprinting.com

Upwork (formerly Odesk and Elance)
www.upwork.com

US Small Business Administration: Thinking of Starting a Business?
https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business

Vanderkam, Laura – Author
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Vertical Axion
www.verticalaxion.com

Vipre
www.vipre.com

Weiss, Alan – Author
Million Dollar Consulting

Windows Servers Information
www.microsoft.com/servers/en/us/default.aspx

Windows Server 2016 (all editions)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windowsserver-2016

Yahoo Group - Managed Services
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SMBManagedServices/

Yardi Voyager
www.yardi.com

YouTube
www.YouTube.com

 

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If you are interested in having Karl present to your group, or do a training at your office, please contact him:

Karl W. Palachuk
Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc.
Email: karlp@smallbizthoughts.com

Web site for speaking/training: www.KarlPalachuk.com

Note: No person or company on this list has paid to be mentioned on this list or in the book. Lots and lots of great resources are not listed here. Sorry. Life is rough. - kp

 


 

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