May 10, 2016
The Business Made MSPeasy Success Kit: Operations
In true MSPeasy fashion, we’ve pulled together our most successful content in 2016 and created The Business Made MSPeasy Success Kit. This single, free download contains real life tips and best practices and actionable templates for MSPs to use to grow their business and make 2016 the best one yet. So, whether you’re an MSP struggling with Sales, Operations,or Pricing, you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’ll share with you a sneak peek of some of this content, starting with operations.
Operations Made MSPeasy
The reasons MSPs struggle with operational inefficiency differs greatly from shop to shop. As MSPs grow, the need for operational efficiency becomes more pronounced. There are some broad categories to look at to understand how and why operational issues rear their ugly heads. These include poor technology decisions, staffing weaknesses and ineffective operating policies and procedures. Successful MSPs achieve operational efficiency in a variety of ways. To boost your operational efficiency, here are some guidelines to help you on your way:
- Clearly define service offerings: Whether your clients work with specific verticals, company size or services required, you need a clearly defined offering to build your business.
- Define hierarchy, roles and responsibilities: While it may seem obvious, this can be a challenge for MSPs. Come up with a reporting structure and clearly define employee roles and responsibilities.
- Lock in policies and procedures: Developing clear policies and procedures for specific tasks, whether they are routine or one-off projects, is a proven method for improving efficiency.
So there is a glimpse of content from the MSP Success Kit, but there is so much more to see. Next week, I’ll dive into a few tips for pricing models and packaging services. For those of you who’d rather not wait any longer, you can download the full Business Made MSPeasy Success Kit for free here.