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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Outlook Foundation Reports Success at SMB Nation 2013 Fall Conference

Outlook Foundation LogoEarlier this week, The Outlook Foundation announced that their participation at this year’s SMB Nation Fall Conference was a big success. This organization, which collects both monetary and mechanical donations, provides refurbished computers to children separated by foster care, under-resourced children, and deployed members of the military. The main goal of the Outlook Foundation is to enable familial communication and connection during times of separation.

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SMB Nation Fall Conference: Day 2 Kicks off with Discussions on VAR Best Practices and Business Tips

d and hThis morning, SMB Nation kicked off its second day of programming in Las Vegas with Bill Hersh of D&H discussing VAR Best Practices. In true Vegas fashion, Bill’s session featured a lively discussion which included complimentary morning Mimosas, Irish Coffee and Bloody Mary cocktails! I am sure the crowd was already engaged in the discussion, but of course a morning cocktail doesn’t hurt, especially when you are in Vegas!

D&H's Bill Hersh poses with his fellow staff members and attendee at the distributor's booth at SMB Nation's Fall Conference.


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Last, Last Call to Attend SMB Nation’s Fall Conference

conference logoA quick and gentle reminder that next week is *the* week for all of us at SMB Nation…it kicks of our annual fall classic event at the Rio in Las Vegas! Time is running out, but you can still get yourself in gear and get your registrations in!

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SMB Nation Teams with Outlook Foundation on “Drag It, Drop It, Delete It” Campaign

Outlook FoundationSMB Nation announced today that it has partnered with Outlook Foundation on the “Drag It, Drop It, Delete It,” Campaign for the SMB Nation 11th Annual Fall Conference to be held Thursday, Oct. 10-Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Rio Conference Center in Las Vegas.

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Help Needed: Complete Our Partner Survey

We are a vibrant community that has no problems offering advice and opinions. That’s great because we need your help now. In preparing for the SMB Nation Fall Conference (Oct 10-12), Scott Bekker (Editor, Redmond Channel Partner magazine) and myself are going to deliver a speech on “Why Most Partner Programs #FAIL!” In order to develop the absolute best content for this speech, we need to gather your input on what’s the partner program landscape in our community.
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ChannelPro SMB Wraps Up Successful East Coast Event

CP LogoLast week, we reported on and attended the ChannelPro-SMB event in New Jersey. During the event, which included sessions on Adapting Your Business to the Cloud, Where the Money Is in Mobility, and Winning Sales and Marketing Strategies for MSPs, also featured a hardware trends session that provided attendees with a hands-on look at the latest hardware innovations.

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SMB Nation Firms up Sessions and Pre-Day Content for its 11th Annual Fall Conference

conference logoSMB Nation has firmed up its pre-day and conference content for its 11th Annual Fall Conference. Set to kick off with the pre-day programming on Wednesday, Oct. 9, the conference will be held Thursday, Oct. 10-Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Rio Conference Center in Las Vegas.

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Power to the People – PowerShell Night School added to SMB Nation Fall 2013

XI Icons NSIt’s true that you are only as good as your last act. Prove and improve your PowerShell programming prowess by participating in the first-ever “night school” to be held this year at the 11th Annual SMB Nation Fall conference. Why? Because we love you, and want to arm you with the means and methods to live in a power world without wizards.

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Develop Your Hybrid IT “Hedge Strategy”

XI Icons BSHHSOur apologies in advance for interjecting a “sophisticated investor” conversation into the SMB IT Pro community. However, those of us serving small businesses on Main Street can learn something from Wall Street. It’s true, as you will discover.

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John Harris, Longtime SBSer, Passes…

altIt is with great sadness to report that John Harris, vice president for Seattle-based Network Support for Small Business, has passed. John drove success in the Small Business Server community for over 13 years in this role, serving numerous Seattle-based businesses with his expertise. Many readers will recall John’s active community participation in the Puget Sound Small Business Server (PSSBS) user group. He was a young 66-years old, and just a few days shy of turning 67. 

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