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All Things MSP

Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony

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Join hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony as they discuss weekly the many facets of the IT services business and have some fun along the way. There will also be a steady flow of guests to provide their unique insights into the topic of the week.
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In this episode of the All Things/MSP podcast, hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony delve into the gritty realities of managing a Managed Service Provider (MSP) business. They discuss the essential mindset shifts and hands-on approaches that small MSPs need to thrive in today’s competitive landscape. From handling client stress to the importance of …
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In this episode of the All Things/MSP podcast, hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony sit down with Shaun Spencer, an executive performance coach with a rich background in professional athletics and business coaching. Shaun delves into the transformative power of coaching for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and how it can revolutionize business opera…
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In this episode of the All Things/MSP Podcast, hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony tackle the critical issue of technical debt within managed service providers (MSPs). From outdated infrastructure to inefficient processes and security lapses, technical debt can drag down an MSP's performance and profitability. Join us as Justin and Eric share pract…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony dive deep into the contentious issue of standardization in IT services. They discuss why a one-size-fits-all approach often fails and how IT service providers can strike the right balance between standardization and customization to meet diverse client needs. Drawing…
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In this insightful episode of All Things MSP, hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony delve into Kaseya's latest initiatives and what they mean for managed IT service providers. The discussion focuses on Kaseya’s renewed pledge to MSP partnerships, analyzing the implications of their promises and their new pricing strategies. Listen as they debate the …
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In this episode of the All Things MSP Podcast, hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony dive deep into the nuances of sales strategies tailored for managed IT service providers. They explore how MSPs can streamline operations and enhance profitability by simplifying their sales cycles and product offerings. The discussion reveals practical tips on emoti…
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Join hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony on the All Things MSP podcast as they dive into a discussion with Shawn Walsh and Dave Cava, partners at Encore Strategic and authors of "The Pumpkin Plans for Managed Service Providers." Discover how these industry veterans took their businesses from humble beginnings to multimillion-dollar enterprises and …
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In this episode of the All Things/MSP podcast, hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony delve into the critical topic of operational efficiency within managed IT services. They explore practical strategies for enhancing help desk and project management effectiveness, aiming to streamline processes and reduce inefficiencies that can hinder MSP growth. Th…
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This transcript is for the All Things/MSP podcast. In this episode, Eric and Justin discuss the topic of scaling an MSP business. They explore different strategies for scaling, including adding new services, marketing, and acquiring other businesses. They emphasize the importance of budgeting and planning for growth, as well as the need to delegate…
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In this episode, Justin plucks a topic directly out of the Facebook group to discuss, travel expenses. This is a topic that comes up frequently as you begin to gain clients that are not exclusively within your normal radius geographically. We discuss quoting and setting expectations as two key elements of making sure that you and your clients are o…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, the hosts discuss mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the MSP industry. They are joined by Adam Borst, VP of the Vista Business Group, who specializes in working with IT businesses. They discuss the valuation of MSPs, with a focus on EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, the hosts discuss the findings of the new State of the Channel report for 2024. They highlight the importance of hiring a CFO or equivalent financial professional to improve business skills in areas such as financial forecasting, budgeting, and cost control. They also discuss the challenges of competit…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony discuss the importance of implementing recurring revenue models in managed service provider (MSP) businesses. They emphasize the benefits of offering monthly recurring revenue (MRR) options to clients, such as increased stability and profitability for the business, a…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony discuss the definition of an MSP (Managed Service Provider) and how to explain it to clients. They debate the various interpretations of the term and the different services that fall under the MSP umbrella. They also emphasize the importance of speaking in a language…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, host Justin Esgar and co-host Eric Anthony are joined by Joel Abramson from Produce8 to discuss the power of work analytics in boosting productivity and reducing burnout. They explore the inefficiencies caused by distractions, over-collaboration, task switching, and burnout, and how Produce8's platform…
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In this insightful episode, we explore the transformative power of outsourcing for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Discover how delegating non-core tasks can significantly enhance operational efficiency, scalability, and competitiveness in the tech industry. Our discussion sheds light on the best practices for selecting outsourcing partners, mana…
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Join us as Justin Esgar, CEO of Virtua Consulting, and Eric Anthony, founder of the All Things MSP community, dive deep into the nuances of running a successful MSP business. In this episode, they share invaluable insights on operational efficiency, the importance of outsourcing, and strategies to maximize profitability. Discover how adjusting your…
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In this insightful episode of the All Things MSP podcast, hosts Justin Esgar, CEO of Virtua Consulting, and Eric Anthony, founder of the All Things MSP community, delve into the evolving landscape of Managed Service Providers (MSPs). They explore the shift from traditional maintenance roles to strategic management, highlighting the importance of ad…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, host Justin Esgar and co-host Eric Anthony welcome Rick Valdes of UTMStack to discuss the power of open source in the cybersecurity landscape. UTMStack offers a comprehensive, 100% free open source cybersecurity platform designed for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) seeking to enhance their security se…
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Join Justin Esgar, Eric Anthony, and special guest James Kernan in an enlightening discussion on the current landscape of Managed Service Providers (MSPs). In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast we talk to James Kernan, with his 30-year tenure in the industry, shares invaluable insights on overcoming adversity, the benefits of MSP peer group…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, host Justin Esgar and co-host Eric Anthony engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Marnie Stockman and Nick Coniglio, the authors of “Lead it Like Lasso”. This discussion delves into the intricate aspects of lifelong leadership, drawing parallels from the widely acclaimed Ted Lasso series. The …
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Join us in this episode of All Things/MSP, where host Eric Anthony sits down with ecosystems expert Greg Plum. Diving into the evolving landscape of MSP ecosystems, Greg offers invaluable insights on how MSPs can leverage ecosystem models to enhance their strategies. This episode provides a unique perspective on ecosystem dynamics, differing from t…
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Tune in to the All Things MSP podcast, where host Justin Esgar and co-host Eric Anthony engage in an insightful discussion with Jeff Farris, CEO of CloudRadial. This episode delves into the transformative strategies for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in the ever-evolving tech industry. Jeff Farris shares his perspective on the importance of adapt…
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Discover the key to skyrocketing your MSP business in this must-watch episode of 'All Things MSP' with co-hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony, featuring special guest Steph Hilfer from Viim, a purpose-driven branding agency. Dive into a dynamic discussion that reveals essential strategies crucial for the growth and success of your IT services busin…
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," host and producer Eric Anthony takes the reins alone while his co-host Justin Esgar enjoys a well-deserved vacation. Diving into the crucial topic of work-life balance, Eric engages with Tim Coach from PIA (Performance Insightful Automation), exploring the transformative role AI can play in the day-to-day operat…
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In this special episode of "All Things MSP," hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony take a reflective journey through the highlights of 2023. They revisit some of the most entertaining moments, guest insights, and innovative ideas that have shaped the MSP landscape this year. From exploring the origins of the podcast, to pricing strategies, and compli…
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In this insightful episode of "All Things MSP," hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony delve deep into the complexities and strategies of vendor management in the IT services industry. The episode begins with a nod to the podcast's sponsor, Super ops.ai, highlighting their role in the industry. The conversation quickly turns to the challenges and oppo…
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In this insightful episode of the “All Things MSP” podcast, host Justin Esgar delves into the crucial aspects of growing and managing an MSP (Managed Services Provider) business as we approach 2024. Justin opens the episode discussing the ACEs conference, emphasizing its content-driven nature and its role in helping MSPs elevate their business stra…
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony dive into the game-changing world of Fido keys and their role in securing IT services. The episode begins with a humorous anecdote about the battle between Liquid Death and the Arnold Palmer family, setting a lively tone for the discussion. Co-host Eric Anthony emphasizes the …
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony are joined by Trevor Thomas, VP of Sales from Zen Contract. The trio delves into the complexities of the MSP sales cycle, emphasizing the importance of understanding a client's business beyond the technical aspects. Trevor shares insights on verticalization, tailored solutions, and …
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony delve into the untapped potential of ChatGPT for MSPs. Justin shares his recent discovery of optimizing ChatGPT prompts to enhance communication and problem-solving. The hosts explore real-world applications, from rewriting emails to strategic planning for events like the ACE'S conf…
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," hosts Eric Anthony and Justin Esgar delve into the intricate world of compliance for IT service businesses. The discussion revolves around the non-technical aspects of running an MSP and the challenges associated with ensuring both the MSP and its clients remain compliant. The hosts emphasize the cascading natur…
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony dive deep into the often elusive world of productivity and work-life balance. Justin shares a personal anecdote from his school days, highlighting his early knack for software installation, while Eric emphasizes the importance of frequency in managing different life domains. They ex…
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," host Justin Esgar and co-host Eric Anthony are joined by Ali Mahmoud, the VP of Product at Augmentt, to explore how MSPs can enhance their services and offerings in the world of cloud management, particularly focusing on Microsoft 365. They dive into the significance of security, risk assessment, and how to stre…
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In this episode of the "All Things MSP" podcast, host Justin Esgar and co-host Eric Anthony, producer extraordinaire, sit down with special guest Tim Bowers, CEO of Halo PSA. The episode delves into the non-technical aspects of running an IT services business and focuses on how a PSA (Professional Service Automation) system can be a game-changer fo…
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," co-host Justin Esgar and podcast producer Eric Anthony delve into the concept of "eating your own dog food" in the world of managed service providers (MSPs). They discuss the importance of using the very products and services you sell to your clients, sharing personal anecdotes and insights into how this practic…
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In this episode of "All Things/MSP," hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony dive deep into the world of protection for modern communication with their guest, Gene Reich from Traceless. They discuss the recent high-profile MGM breach and the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats that MSPs and businesses face today. The episode highlights how Trac…
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In this podcast episode, the hosts discuss the importance of content marketing for MSPs (Managed Service Providers) and provide tips on how to do it effectively. They suggest focusing on common problems that your target audience has, staying updated on industry trends, and leveraging social proof. They also recommend creating different types of con…
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," hosts Eric Anthony and Justin Esgar celebrate six months of podcasting and express their gratitude to the audience. The focus of the podcast and the All Things MSP initiative is to support and promote IT service providers and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). They share exciting news about upcoming opportunities…
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony dive into the essential first step in MSP marketing: building your list. They start by emphasizing the importance of having a quality list of potential clients or leads and explain how this is the foundation of successful marketing efforts. Justin and Eric outline a practical approa…
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony dive deep into the critical topic of pricing strategies for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). They discuss the pressing question of whether MSPs should raise their prices in the coming months and why this is crucial in today's evolving market. Justin and Eric emphasize the imp…
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In this episode of "All Things MSP," hosts Eric Anthony and Justin Esgar dive into the world of MSP marketing. They stress the importance of understanding your target market and tailoring your marketing efforts accordingly. Eric simplifies the marketing process into three key stages: Get, Do, and Keep. He further breaks down the Get phase into awar…
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Hey there, tech enthusiasts and business aficionados! Get ready for a candid deep dive into the world of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) on the All Things MSP podcast. Join hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony as they navigate the maze of calculating revenue per employee and uncover the real-deal strategies for success in this dynamic industry. Pic…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, we speak with Steve Petryschuk and John Harden from Auvik about their new SaaS management solution. They discuss the challenges of managing SaaS in a complex IT environment, and how their solution can help MSPs discover, manage, and secure their clients' SaaS applications. - The increasing adoption of …
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In this episode of All Things/MSP, Justin and Eric intended to talk about what we put in our home network racks as well as our preferred stacks for clients. They quickly diverged into security on the road since they have both been traveling lately. They also discussed wiring and punchdown schemas and they go on a little rant regarding wifi range ex…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony discuss the pros and cons of hiring a technician or an admin as your first employee. They argue that the best person to hire is the person who can fill the void of what you can't do or do better than you. They also discuss the importance of outsourcing tasks to save time a…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast, join hosts Justin Esgar and Eric Anthony as they delve into the world of digital organization with their guest, Shawn Lemon. Shawn, an expert in digital workflows, highlights the importance of file structure in optimizing productivity for MSPs. He emphasizes that having a centralized resource where all…
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In what seems to be an innocent episode of Reddit Roulette of the All Things MSP podcast, hosts Eric Anthony and Justin Esgartake a sharp left turn into the world of project management and productivity hacks. They start by discussing "The Phoenix Project," a must-read book that tells a captivating story while offering valuable insights into project…
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Welcome to another episode of "All Things MSP." Join hosts Justin and Eric as they dive into the dynamic world of pricing and client value for Managed Service Providers. Discover how this pivotal aspect can significantly impact an MSP's success and reputation. In this engaging conversation, the hosts tackle the common issue of MSP pricing. They emp…
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In this episode of the All Things MSP podcast we discuss the changing relationship between MSPs and tech giants like Apple, Microsoft, and Google. They discuss how these tech giants are making it more difficult for MSPs to do business by constantly changing the goalposts and demanding more from MSPs. They also discuss how MSPs may need to stop rese…
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