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Financial information and management tips for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT service providers and channel-friendly technology companies.

ESOP Legislation May Boost Small Business Employee Ownership

The ESOP Fairness Act, if signed into law, may make it easier for small businesses, MSPs & VARs to offer employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). Here are potential pros & cons.

Ingram Micro Cloud Contest Rewards Channel-Friendly ISVs

Ingram Micro Cloud contest seeks to empower ISVs (independent software vendors) for channel partner engagements. The race is on to find MSP-friendly SaaS startups.

Evergreen Launches Cyber Insurance Practice for MSPs

Evergreen Services Group launches cyber insurance service that MSPs can offer to their end-customers. Dylan Lee shares the details with ChannelE2E.

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SMBs: Minimum Wage is not Living Wage, Split on Pay Increases

U.S. small business owners are divided on raising the minimum wage, according to a recent survey from OnDeck and SCORE, a network of business mentors.

Compensation Survey: Women In Tech Industry Still Experiencing Inequality

The gender pay gap remains an issue for many women in the technology industry, according to a recent survey from IT solutions provider Ivanti.

Mezzanine Financing for Business Growth: Eight Use Cases

Mezzanine financing has multiple use cases for small businesses that are seeking to accelerate growth, Gary Miller of GEM Strategy Management Inc. explains.

MSP Valuations: How Much Is My Business Worth?

MSP valuations were a hot topic at DattoCon, ConnectWise IT Nation Explore & Kaseya IT Connect Global. How much are MSPs (managed services providers) worth? Here are some valuation metrics.

IT Service Provider Transitions to ESOP Ownership Business Model

Teksouth, an IT solutions provider for data management & business intelligence services, shifts to ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) business model. Here’s why.

Data Center Funding: Vantage Raises $692 Million

Vantage Data Centers raises $692 million in new funding to expand its infrastructure, data center reach and overall business scale.

Datadog IPO: 10 Things to Know

Datadog IPO filing reveals target raise & valuation, plus cloud, application & infrastructure monitoring trends. DDOG push vs. Cisco AppDynamics, New Relic & Splunk requires partners.