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Want To Sell Your MSP? You Need EBITDA

By Hunter Nelson | February 26, 2022

In today’s post, I want to open up the curtain a bit on what selling your MSP one day might look like and why many owners of managed service providers are doing themselves a big disservice when it comes to the way they are looking at how they operate their business. I want to share…

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Branding Your MSP: How To Get Started

By Hunter Nelson | January 25, 2022

Throughout the process of launching and running Tortoise and Hare Software these past 3-4 years there’s one thing that I’ve gotten consistently good feedback on. The brand! People who aren’t shopping for marketing, and have no relationship to the company will regularly come up to me at trade shows, or comment on my business card,…

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How Do I Advertise My MSP? A Short Guide

By Hunter Nelson | October 27, 2021

Marketing is one thing but advertising is another. You may have your logo and branding in order, a polished website, pamphlets, brochures, t-shirts, stickers, and other swag, but at a certain point, that stuff doesn’t move the needle anymore. If you want to start expanding the reach of your MSP and finding new clients you’ve…

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Building A North Star For Your Brand

By Hunter Nelson | September 2, 2021

Today I had an “epiphany”. I was writing a lead magnet for the top 10 mistakes I see technology companies making when it comes to their marketing and wrote down the lack of a strong brand as the number 1 mistake. Since I typically work with companies in a post-branding lead generation capacity, I don’t…

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3 Key Elements Of A Successful Sales And Marketing Transformation

By Hunter Nelson | May 17, 2021

Generating a steady stream of leads and growing annual revenues at a rate that satisfies you, your investors, and your employees can be a significant challenge. It requires transforming your organization into a sales and marketing company as much as it does providing the product or service that your selling. I’ve worked in various capacities…

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What Is The Meaning Of RevOps In SaaS?

By Hunter Nelson | April 8, 2021

You may have heard the word RevOps a time or two at this point, but what does it actually mean? Well, in my opinion, it’s just a fancy way to redefine what used to be the marketing function, back into a cross concern team that spans the full customer lifecycle. Once upon a time, marketing…

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How To Market A Tech Startup

By Hunter Nelson | November 30, 2020

Wondering how to market a tech startup? If your like me, you’re connected to the technology world and news and see countless stories, social media posts, and other such claims of tech startup success. Maybe you have some skills that pay the bills in your day job, or maybe you’re just a hungry entrepreneur looking…

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Is Slack The Next Frontier In Business Development?

By Hunter Nelson | November 19, 2020

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time in Slack channels.  As a solo founder I’m primarily dependent on reaching out to other people on social media networks such as Reddit, LinkedIn, and Slack to exchange ideas and keep up with current happenings in the marketplace. Through that process I’ve become quite involved in several…