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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It’s all the rage right now. Everyone seems to be a buyer or seller; some are even trying to play both sides of the M&A puzzle. It is hard to find anyone who is not actively considering M&A as a strategy for growth or exit. And while it may be exciting and the seemingly best option for growing or transition, it also comes with some baggage that can become detrimental if not managed well. One of the biggest deterrents to the M&A craze is the distraction that accompanies it. There is a tendency for owners to become obsessed with the potential to do a transaction, whether pursuing the buy side or the sell side, and they lose focus on running their business.&... Continue reading
The Core Must Reads These are the ten books I recommend as the foundation of a strong business library. While the Bible may seem like a strange first choice, I find that spending time in that book of wisdom each morning grounds me in truth and helps focus me on the things that matter. The other nine are important books that provide a broad base from which to build a strong business mindset. The Bible The Go-Giver – Bob Burg & John David Mann Make a Difference – Larry Little Planning for Success – Laurie Sorensen (HTG) The E-Myth, Revisited – Michael Gerber Start with Why – Simon Sinek The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni Great by Choice – Jim Collins R...
Tagged in: A & S Kendrick Arlin Sorensen Bob Burg Crucial Accountability Crucial Conversations Dave Ramsey David Allen Developing the Leader Within You Entre Leadership Financial Peace Fish Getting Things Done Gino Wickman Good to Great Great by Choice Jack Stack Jim Collins John David Mann John Maxwell Ken Blanchard Kerry Patterson Larry Little Laurie Sorensen Leaders Eat Last Make a Difference Marc C. Winters Michael Gerber Patrick Lencioni Planning for Success raving fans Rocket Fuel Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Sheldon Bowles Simon Sinek Spencer Johnson Start with Why Stephen Covey The Advantage The Bible The E-Myth, Revisited The Five Dysfunctions of a Team The Go-Giver The Great Game of Business The Love Dare The One-Minute Manager Who Moved My Cheese?Continue reading
I’m fortunate to work with hundreds of MSP’s through our HTG Peer Groups each quarter, both here in North America as well as Europe and Australia/New Zealand. Not only do we facilitate two-day interactions with these great leaders, but we benchmark their financials and have them follow a rigorous framework of planning, goal setting and accountability. I led an MSP/Solution Provider for 27 years and exited the business the last day of 2012 after growing the company to a few over 100 employees with seven offices across five Midwestern states. That’s the platform from which I’ll share my observations on the habits that are consistent with MSP’s that succeed. They know how to... Continue reading
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