ChannelE2E: What to Read First

Welcome to ChannelE2E -- which tracks and assists your business journey from Entrepreneur to Exit (E2E). If you're poking around our website -- actually, call it a data-driven community platform -- you'll find plenty of content for VARs, MSPs, CSPs and Total Service Providers. But what should you read first and why? Here are five recommendations.

1. Who launched ChannelE2E and why?: Get some answers on our About Us/Our Services page -- which describes our mission, founders and services for readers and sponsors. Plus, Co-founder Amy Katz shares her entrepreneurial journey here. And you can follow me on Twitter here: @JoePanettieri.

2. What inspired ChannelE2E's launch and what market needs does it fulfill? Read "Welcome To Your Future" -- which describes some of the market inflection points and gaps that sparked this site's launch. Basically, we see a clear need to help IT service providers navigate every stage of their business.

3. What does "Entrepreneur to Exit" (E2E) mean? Check out the Five Stages of Your Business. There, we explain how we'll track IT service providers -- VARs, MSPs, CSPs and Total Service Providers -- across the entire lifecycle of your business. And by the way it's not a linear journey. One day, you could be focused on Stage 2 (Growth) of your business. The next, you may need to jump right to Stage 4 (Pivot) or Stage 5 (Exit) because of a dramatic market shift.

4. What makes ChannelE2E unique? You'll find some details back on our About Us/Our Services page -- including a teaser about our unique ChannelE2E Databases. Overall our theme goes something like this: We'll bring you the best of our blog-driven insights. And we'll also leverage data-driven, crowdsourced information to give you business insights. And of course, my opinions will spill onto our pages pretty darn regularly.

5. How can I work with the ChannelE2E team to engage your audience and community? Jump over to our Contact Us page.

Plus, you're welcome to read absolutely everything on ChannelE2E. Some content requires registration. Your experience should be great whether you're smartphone-, tablet- or desktop-centric.

If you run into any hiccups or have any questions, don't forget that we actually share our team's contact information.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.