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TNHS Helps MSP Narrow Focus To Legal Sector, Launch New Advertising Campaign

By Hunter Nelson | July 26, 2022

AKAVEIL Technologies Inc. (AKAVEIL) is a small but growing managed IT services provider that reached out to Tortoise and Hare Software (TNHS) in May of 2022 for help with their marketing. AKAVEIL had been struggling to generate traction with outreach efforts and determined that additional marketing support was needed to generate more leads and scale…

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MSP Marketing Guide To 5 Million+ ARR

By Hunter Nelson | March 25, 2022

In this guide, we’re going to talk about how you can use MSP marketing to generate enough pipeline to get to 5 million plus in annual recurring revenue. A lot of the things we’ll talk about in this guide can be used in larger and smaller businesses but for the purposes of this guide, we’ll…

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What Is A Trunk Slammer In The MSP Space?

By Hunter Nelson | March 11, 2022

A trunk slammer is a slang term in the MSP world for a small MSP or break fix shop, usually 1-2 employees that provides low quality service, and is highly prone to going out of business. Larger MSPs tend to use this term derogatorily to refer to these smaller MSPs because small MSPs tend to…

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Top Online Lead Generation Tips For MSPs

By Hunter Nelson | March 4, 2022

According to industry research by a leading managed service provider marketing firm, 94% of MSPs self-reported lead generation as their number one challenge when it comes to growing their MSP. There’s no question that the vast majority of MSPs struggle with lead generation, especially in the earlier years of their business. It makes sense, most…

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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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The Ultimate Guide To Paid Search On Google Ads For Managed Service Providers

By Hunter Nelson | October 10, 2021

Generating leads for your MSP can be a challenge. You spend so much time managing employees, making sure customer support tickets are answered, procuring hardware, and defending against cyber threats, there’s hardly time to worry about networking and doing things like posting on social media. However, you’d like to grow faster, and due to some…

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The Ultimate Guide To MSP SEO

By Hunter Nelson | October 1, 2021

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the most important ways to attract new business for mid-market managed service providers (MSP). If you look at MSPs that have achieved any sort of meaningful scale and grown to the 10MM ARR mark and beyond, you will almost always see a significant portion of their growth came…

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The Best MSP Marketing Companies Of 2022

By Hunter Nelson | September 23, 2021

If you’re looking to engage the services of an MSP marketing company, it’s always a good idea to shop around for the best on that meet the needs of your specific situation. Every MSP is different and each of these MSP Marketing companies is different as well. When searching for a provider it’s best to…