Tomorrow—Oct 3, 2018—marks the official one-year anniversary of Frankly MSP, the podcast for managed service providers who want to boost their productivity, efficiency, and profitability.

In 12 months and 28 episodes, we’ve shared advice on everything from branding, compassionate geeks, and workplace meditation to offshoring, unlearning, and partnering to extend your service mix.

If you’re a listener—thank you. Keep the feedback coming. We love to hear from you!

If you’re not yet a listener, the episodes below are a great place to start. These are the six most downloaded Frankly MSP episodes of the last year. Enjoy!

1. The Man of a Thousand SOPs

Frankly MSP podcast interviews Nigel Moore

Nigel Moore explains how documenting more than 1,000 SOPs (standard operating procedures) in his MSP helped him grow—and ultimately sell—the business. Richard Tubb and Karl Palachuk take a look at broadband in small places and the start of voice-activation in the workplace. Episode 008 show notes


2. The Journey From Technician to Business Advisor

Frankly MSP podcast interviews Josh Weiss

MSP Josh Weiss explains how he successfully shifted his status with clients from technical order taker to valued business advisor. Richard Tubb and Karl Palachuk dig into the difference between AI and machine learning and how these automation trends will affect MSPs. Episode 012 show notes


3. How to Avoid the Growing Pains That Can Derail Your MSP Business

Frankly MSP podcast interviews Eric Jorgenson

Eric Jorgenson, director of growth at Zaarly, tells us about some culture and management challenges that can blindside you during rapid growth, along with tips on how to avoid them. Richard Tubb and Karl Palachuk explore the scary and positive sides of AI being embedded in our lives. Episode 018 show notes


4. Adding Cybersecurity to a Managed Services Portfolio

Frankly MSP podcast episodes Nick Espinosa

Nick Espinosa of MSSP Security Fanatics discusses some of the pitfalls and best approaches to layering on security services in an MSP. Richard Tubb and Karl Palachuk dish on Microsoft developments and rumors from Microsoft Inspire 2018. Episode 023 show notes


5. Using Vendor Relationships to Fuel Your MSP Growth

Frankly MSP podcast interviews Ted Hulsy

Channel veteran Ted Hulsy shares actionable tips on how to leverage relationships with your vendors to build and grow your service provider business. Richard Tubb and Karl Palachuk report live from New Orleans, where they discuss Webroot’s 2018 Threat Report. MSPs in the audience share their stories around trying to keep their clients secure. Episode 016 show notes


6. Turning Your MSP Services Into Profitable Products

Frankly MSP podcast episodes interview Chris Rumpf

Flyght CEO Chris Rumpf explains how positioning his managed services as products has shifted his conversations with clients, shortened his sales cycle, and boosted gross margins. Richard Tubb and Karl Palachuk discuss crisp packets, Traction by Gino Wickman, and underwater data centers. Episode 022 show notes

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    Richard Tubb

    What an honour it has been to be part of the FranklyMSP Podcast!

    I know I speak for Karl when I say it’s been a lot of fun. Thanks for organising everything, Jennifer.

    Here’s to the next year of the Podcast! 🙂

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