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.
Recent blog posts
Hurricane Sandy is starting to wind down and while there has been much damage, it seems most of the HTG members on the east coast have been spared for the most part. I sent out personal emails to our affected members, and received responses from over 40 of them yesterday. The good news is that while there are definitely some challenges with power and water and other inconveniences, overall the companies seem to be on their way to recovery. The feedback was positive and spirits were generally very good. A few were closed due to lack of power, or in some cases no phone service or Internet access. But in general it appears our members were spared to a large degree,...
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This guest blog provided by Lori Berry from our HTG sponsor Great America Leasing. Managed Services has evolved from being a buzz word to a very real, high growth industry. No one can say for sure when managed services became popular, but it has been around in one form or another for a very long time. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have mastered selling a payment whether it is per node, per device or per user, but most are forgetting a very large piece of the puzzle, the hardware. The cloud is also growing rapidly. Some even say that because of the cloud, hardware is going away altogether. I can't help but think about the multiple user devices each of us have and the extensive ...
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Over the past six months or so, I have performed a dozen SWOT visits to HTG member companies as part of our HLG consulting relationships. These have been all across the US and outside the borders in Australia. There are a number of common themes that raise their heads. I’ll share some of the key learning’s that you should consider evaluating in your own company. The truth is that most of these areas are not difficult. It just takes focus and effort. Make them a goal to accomplish as you set your quarterly goals. But working on these areas can make a significant difference in your company. The bottleneck is at the top. I’ll start by being blunt and honest. The barrier to growth for m...
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I read a blog by one of my favorite leadership authors, Tony Morgan, around how you can tell if you are truly a leader or not. There are some very clear signs. The reality is that there are several types of people who think they are leaders: Some are genuine leaders Some are in leadership positions, but they aren’t really leaders Some aren’t in a leadership positions but think they should be. From my experience, there really are very few genuine leaders. And while being a leader requires some gifting and natural ability, it also requires a commitment to learn and grow that skill. It doesn’t happen by osmosis. Tony Morgan shared 10 signs that indicate you’re not really a leader. So th... Continue reading
I'm excited to announce that we are introducing the HTG Online Managers track with our first groups being launched in October. The HTG Online Managers track is being developed to help you build the tactical and leadership skills needed by your managers. If you have managers that you would like to register for the program please sign up here - www.htgpeergroups.com/apply The initial topics that will be covered in the web meetings are: Organizational Health and Structure Effective Communication (email and meetings) Financial Statements... Continue reading