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ChannelE2E offers news and trends on small business cloud technology for CSPs, MSPs, VARs, ISVs, IT distributors and partners in the IT channel.

Family Business Succession Planning

Should you acquire your family’s business from your parents? Find your answer with these eight succession planning considerations & tips.

Datto CEO Austin McChord: Autotask, Networking Acquisitions Performing Well

Datto CEO Austin McChord offers updates on the Autotask and Open Mesh networking acquisitions; R&D priorities like PSA (professional services automation); the managed security services sector; and more.

Zendesk Acquires Base: ITSM Meets SMB Salesforce Automation Software

Zendesk acquires FutureSimple Inc. and Base, a small business salesforce automation software platform, CEO Mikkel Svane confirms. The move further blurs the line between IT service management (ITSM) and sales team automation.

Office Equipment, Managed Print and Supply Companies Merge

Two Kentucky office supply companies with some Canon managed print services expertise are merging. Kerr Office Group and Office Environment Company combine businesses.

Will New U.S. Law Ease Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)?

The United States passes law that may ease small and midsize business ownership transition to employees. Will the Main Street Employee Ownership Act truly boost ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) initiatives?

George Mach, Gary Pica Explain Apex IT Group Transformation, MSP Ownership Transition

How Apex IT Group CEO George Mach (holding scissors) tapped financial partners & mentors (Gary Pica, Howard Borochaner & Bob Penland) to build a top-notch MSP. And how Mach ultimately acquired 100% of the business.

ICS Acquires JB Kane For Central New York IT Services Expansion

Managed IT services provider ICS acquires¬†JB Kane, a Liverpool, New York-based IT consulting firm and HP Inc. partner. The deal strengthens ICS’s Central New York presence.

Century Business Technologies Buys Dynamic Computer Solutions

Century Business Technologies and Dynamic Computer Solutions — two Kansas City MSPs — combine their companies. Their IT experience extends all the way back to the Commodore 64.

HP Acquires Office Equipment Partner Apogee for $500 Million

HP acquires European office equipment dealer (OED) Apogee for roughly US$500 million. SMB & midmarket push into managed print services accelerates. Will deal raise questions about potential channel conflicts?

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Baby Boomer Retirements Fuel Small Business Acquisitions, Exits

Small business mergers, acquisitions and exits reach record levels. Among the reasons: Baby Boomer entrepreneurs sell their businesses, unlock net worth and fund retirement plans, according to BizBuySell.