HTG Peer Groups Blog
The HTG peer group experience is a unique forum for technology industry resellers who are serious about implementing a model for success in their own businesses through sharing and collaboration of best practices.
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I had an interesting discussion with a guy I respect very much from the credit industry this week and he gave me some very powerful insight into how we should position our organizations for rough times. One of the things that just does not compute for me is how many small businesses and particular resellers just do not understand the importance of a strong credit relationship. We need to have a very deep relationship with our banker and distribution partner so we have some breathing room to grow. Way too many think credit cards are the answer - and they are the absolute worse answer to this need.So rule #1 is to establish a banking relationship and build your credit history. Have a line of c...
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There is a new way to share files now called Windows Live™ SkyDrive™.Want to send large files, like vacation photos and home videos, without worrying about exceeding your friends' e-mail storage space? With SkyDrive, you get 5 GB of password-protected online storage. That means you can get to your files from wherever you're online, and so can the people you give permission to. You're always in control of who sees what.... Continue reading
We had a fantastic HTG3 meeting this week in Buffalo. Great business sharing but the biggest impact the two days had on me was around the people. We spent time sharing what we call “thank you time” on our agenda. It is a spot where we stop and just say thanks to those who have made a difference in the last 90 days. The wonderful thing is that a lot of this doesn’t revolve around business, but life. Life happens every day, and it is often the things of a personal or family nature that really matter. Sure the peer groups are bound by a desire to grow their businesses, but more and more they are understanding that unless life is right, the business stuff really does not fulfill and ultima...
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We completed our HTG3 meeting last night after two days of awesome interaction here in Buffalo. There were some fantastic business ideas and leadership thoughts but the one that struck me most was from Kathy in Florida – the idea that most businesses start out a soloist whom is very good, then surround themselves with a few others like them and create a jazz band which is made up of stars that agree to play together with some loose direction, and finally need to become an orchestra where the conductor leads the group of extremely gifted players down a single path focused on the end result of playing perfectly together. What a powerful illustration. That is so true of small businesses today. ...
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Microsoft has released the pricing for the upcoming releases of the new SBS and EBS products later this year. Here are the facts: Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition software, including five CALs, $1,089 (U.S.); additional CALs $77 each (U.S.) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition software, including five CALs, $1,899 (U.S.); additional CALs $189 each (U.S.) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition software, including five CALs, $5,472 (U.S.); additional CALs $81 each (U.S.) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition software, including five CALs, $7,163 (U.S.); additional CALs $195 each (U.S.)Microsoft also today announced rebates of ... Continue reading
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