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Business Development

Life Reboots At 45 (But Should You Climb Higher)?

Rob Ryan, Michael Drake, Vinh Giang and entrepreneurs like them are on a “Hero’s Journey.” Steep challenges await. Here’s how to know how high to climb.

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Why Some Top MSPs Aren’t Hooked on M&A

masterIT, a successful managed services provider (MSP), could attract strong buyout offers. But the owners have no immediate plans to sell. Here’s why.

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Does Gary Pica Matter Anymore?

The TruMethods coach sold his MSP and IT services business a decade ago. Instead of letting that story go stale, Gary Pica did this…

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5 Channel Observations: 9 Oct. 2015

Today’s channel partner update involves Dell-EMC M&A discussions; VMware’s future; rumored death of channel chiefs; Amazon IoT copied Jay McBain & more.