MSP Voice Episode 22 – “You’re never too young for IT” with Robert Merva

Guest: Robert Merva

Company: Avrem Technologies

Starting at a young age, Robert started getting technical certifications. Before he graduated high school he was already doing a lot of IT work for the school district. This turned into a job with the school district after graduation but it wasn’t long before Robert decided he could make a business (and a living) out of helping people with their IT needs. Robert believes it’s very important to have your processes defined early and with long-term goals in mind. Robert really does love what he does for a living and can’t imagine doing anything else…it’s always great when you find your passion. Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 22 – “You’re never too young for IT” with Robert Merva”

MSP Voice Episode 21 – “FREE STUFF” with Joe Pannone

Joe started Forza soon after college and over the past 20+ years he’s grown it into a successful MSP business. As Joe and his partners developed their business they also found work on the application development side of things. As they were growing, they used this expertise to develop dashboards for both Connectwise Manage and Kaseya. They now offer these dashboards for free to any MSP. Joe also discusses how they’ve succeeded and some great tips and trick for attracting new customers. Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 21 – “FREE STUFF” with Joe Pannone”

MSP Voice Episode 20 – “How do you CRM?” with Florian Militaru

This week I talk to Florian Militaru who owns PRO in the Chicago area. Florian came to the US from Romania and started his business in 2003. PRO focuses on residential, break-fix and even some managed services. To run his business, Florian started working with an open source CRM solution, https://suitecrm.com/, and has developed modules that connect to multiple systems and is now his PSA. While not for everyone, developing your own solutions based on open source can save you a lot of money! Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 20 – “How do you CRM?” with Florian Militaru”

MSP Voice Episode 19 – Bart Barcewicz from B Suite Cyber Security

Bart and Doug Hazelman discuss security practices in general as well as some things you need to do to make sure you and your customers are secure. Bart also shares some great advice for starting out: “if you want something you’ve never had, you’re going to have to do something you’ve never doneContinue reading “MSP Voice Episode 19 – Bart Barcewicz from B Suite Cyber Security”

MSP Voice Episode 18 – Alvaro Prieto from Auxis

This week’s guest is Alvaro Prieto from AuxisAlvaro and his business partner Raul started Auxis about 20 years ago. Alvaro brought technical skills and Raul was on the business and finance side. Today Auxis employs more than 400 people in the United States and Latin America. Alvaro and Doug Hazelman have a great discussion about Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and how Auxis has used RPA to accelerate their business. The Auxis blog has some great information on RPA and they also have a report, “Where are with RPA Today” that is available for download. Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 18 – Alvaro Prieto from Auxis”

MSP Voice Episode 17 – Jay Wong from Xyber Solutions

This week’s guest is Jay Wong from Xyber Solutions in Perth Australia. Jay started is “PC shop” with a dream and a credit card and now runs a successful business with projects and customers in multiple countries. Jay shares his passion for technology and how he has grown his business. More about Jay’s story here: Daring to dream Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 17 – Jay Wong from Xyber Solutions”

MSP Voice Episode 16 – Brad Proctor from University PC Care


The interview this week is with Brad Proctor from University PC Care in Greenville, NC. Brad talks about his career and also what they had to do to prepare for Hurricane Florence as it headed towards North Carolina. Brad is a big fan of Apple and was instrumental in having University PC Care become an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Brad has some great advice for all MSPs out there! Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 16 – Brad Proctor from University PC Care”

MSP Voice Episode 15: with Steve Taylor from MSP Webinars

This week’s guest is Steve Taylor from MSPWebinars.While Steve still runs an MSP business, he’s been focusing a lot of his time running MSPWebinars, a great resource for MSPs. Steve doesn’t take “vendor” money for sponsorships, he has a subscription model for MSPs. With the subscription you get access to a lot of great resources and also vendor deals (vendors are required to offer a special deal to appear on MSPWebinars). Steve is offering a special discount for MSP Voice listeners, get $45 off your first year. Just sign up here: https://www.mspwebinars.com/mspvoice Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 15: with Steve Taylor from MSP Webinars”

MSP Voice Episode 14: with Ben Petersen from Resolve IT

Ben Peterson from Resolve IT decided 8 years ago to move back to his hometown and startup his own MSP Business. During this episode we cover topics such as:

  • building trust with break-fix customers to move them to monthly recurring revenue (MRR)
  • updating his brand identity
  • the power of search engine optimization for advertising (SEO)
  • “pretty good” vs “Exceptional” in getting referrals
  • And getting started by creating some rules (and sometimes breaking them)

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MSP Voice Episode 13: “SALES!” with Jack Mortell from StratX IT

In this episode, we interview Jack Mortell who is EVP of Sales and Partners at Stratx IT solutions in New York. Statx has about 60 employees and focuses about 90% on the healthcare market. With Jack’s background in sales, we dive a bit deep in this episode about the types of salespeople, who makes a good salesperson and how to make sure you can align the MSP owner’s vision and passion to the salesforce. Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 13: “SALES!” with Jack Mortell from StratX IT”