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About Karl

Karls PictureHello! I run a small technology consulting firm, and another business, in Sacramento, CA. I hope you find something useful here. If we can help, contact me at Karlp at SmallBizThoughts dot com.

 

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The Globalization of SMB

- a Webinar Series

from Small Biz Thoughts

The world is becoming very flat and very small. In other words, we're more connected than ever before. Things that seemed "exotic" twenty-five years ago are very common today. How does this affect the Small and Medium Business consultant?

This series addresses many aspects of the globalization of SMB, featuring guests who have experience working across borders, across oceans, and across lots of time zones.


This series was recorded on the last Tuesday of each month from December 2014 through June 2015. There are seven webinars in all.

 

For new webinars, always stay subscribed to my weekly email list here. AND subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/smallbizthoughts

 

Recordings:


 

Richard Tubb

Our June guest was Chris Worman, TechSoup’s Senior Director, Marketing and Communications.

Chris formerly worked in TechSoup’s Warsaw office supporting their Global Partner network, and prior to that, operated their partner NGO in Romania. With the combination of Chris’ knowledge of the TechSoup Donations, and other Programs, along with his practical experience operating and supporting NGOs that operate the TechSoup donation programs in other countries, he is the perfect person to provide insight on how to best leverage the TechSoup programs from various countries.

 

Links mentioned:
- www.smallbizthoughts.com

- www.techsoupglobal.org

- www.techsoup.org

- facebook.com/techsoupglobal

- twitter.com/techsoup

 

Watch the Recorded Webinar on our YouTube Channel
(www.youtube.com/smallbizthoughts)

Recorded Audio: Listen to Audio MP3

 


 

Richard Tubb

Our May guest was Vijay Nyayapati from Computer Support Company in Auckland, NZ.

I've been connected to Vijay for a long time and had the chance to meet him on my recent trip to Australia and New Zealand. Even more recently, I connected with him in Nashville, TN at the Robin Robins Bootcamp.

Vijay has a very interesting story. He has started businesses on two different continents! Vijay has lived in 4 different countries, and decided to move to New Zealand under extreme trying circumstances, but managed to continue with what he left off in the country he emigrated from. He's a true entrepreneur and likes a challenge.

In addition to running his own business, he participates in a mastermind group, as many of us do. Like many groups, they take turns meeting in each other’s' cities. In Vijay's case, that means traveling to other countries just to hold the meeting.

Spoiler: If you've never seen a REAL $100 Trillion Dollar Bill, check out this webinar!

Check out Vijay's business here: www.csc.co.nz

 

- Watch the Recorded Webinar on our YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/smallbizthoughts)

Recorded Audio: Listen to Audio MP3

 


Richard Tubb

Our April guest was Richard Tubb from Tubblog.co.uk. Richard is a former Managed Service Provider and now an international business coach.

Richard has one of the most popular and useful blogs in the Managed Services community and he is a great resource for partners in both the UK and North America.

For more than ten years, Richard has traveled back and forth between Europe and North America. As a MSP, and as a coach/consultant for other MSPs, he has learned a great deal about working on the global scene and working with people from various cultures.

Check out the Tubblog Here: www.tubblog.co.uk

A few links mentioned in the podcast:

- StorageCraft Partner User Group - London, May 14th, 2015 http://tubb.co/1bPHJ38

- Upstream Spring Event - Stockholm, Sweden, May 21st, 2015 http://tubb.co/1DHBMvQ

- Full event calendar http://www.tubblog.co.uk/richard-tubb-events/

- The IT Business Owners Survival Guide http://itbusinesssurvivalguide.com/

 

- Watch the Recorded Webinar on our YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/smallbizthoughts)

Recorded Audio: Listen to Audio MP3

 


Ken Edwards, Maverick Mesa

In March, we were joined by Dave Sobel from MAXfocus joins us. Dave is the Director of Partner Community for MAXfocus.

MAX - formerly GFI Max - is a truly global company. Based in Scotland, they have operations all over the world. Dave is constantly traveling between the UK, the US, Cananda, Australia, Germany, and many other countries.

We talk to Dave about the benefits (and challenges) of working with a global company.

From his unique position as a former-Managed Service Provider and now a vendor, Dave gives us some insights about what IT professionals can do to leverage the resources of the global economy.

Check out MAXfocus Here: www.maxfocus.com

and the MAXfocus blog at: www.maxfocus.com/max-iq

 

- Watch the Recorded Webinar on our YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/smallbizthoughts)

Recorded Audio: Listen to Audio MP3

 


Ken Edwards, Maverick Mesa

February's call with Ken Edwards from Maverick Mesa Computers was a GREAT introduction to working with manufacturers and outsourced support in other countries.

Ken is well known in the I.T. community as a managed service provider. But he's been working on a different kind of business for many years. Five years ago I interviewed Ken about working with companies overseas to develop products and bring them to market.

Ken now has a healthy "second" business working with companies to create specialty products that he sells online. He has a store on Amazon and his products come up very high on searches.

Try this: Go to Amazon.com and search for "oven mitts. There you'll find a set sold by "The Triumphant Chef." As of this recording, those are the #4 best selling oven mitts on Amazon! In this Webinar he walks us through finding products to sell, finding a manufacturer, and a lot more.

We also talked to Ken about traveling to China to work with manufacturers to create products that stand out from the crowd. And we find out what he's learned as a small I.T. consultant about working in the global market.

Check out Ken's product pages:

- http://thetriumphantchef.com/ - The Triumphant Chef

- https://www.facebook.com/thetriumphantchef - The Triumphant Chef Facebook page

- Watch the Recorded Webinar on our YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/smallbizthoughts)

Recorded Audio: Listen to Audio MP3

 


In January we had a lively discussion with Robert Crane - Director of CIAOPS (Computer Information Agency). Recorded January 27, 2015.

Robert is a long-time expert on SharePoint and Office 365.

Computer Information Agency is a specialized technology consultancy in Sydney, Australia that focuses on assisting businesses and individuals improve their productivity using technology and smart business practices. The Computer Information Agency has high levels of experience in technologies such as Sharepoint, Windows Servers, including Microsoft Small Business Server, and desktop applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Onenote.

Robert is a community leader and a frequent international traveler. He has literally built his business appealing to people from all over the globe. He is a frequent speaker at conference, and on webinars for user groups.

Connect with Robert at www.CIAOPS.com

- Watch the Recorded Webinar on our YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/smallbizthoughts)

Recorded Audio: Listen to Audio MP3

Recommended Book: The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris

Recommended Book: The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco

Recommended Book: Carry a Chicken in Your Lap: Or Whatever It Takes to Globalize Your Business by R. William Ayres and Bruce Alan Johnson

Also mentioned in this podcast: Kiva.org - A non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.



Kick-off webinar - Recorded Dec 30, 2014 - Harry Brelsford, SMB Nation

We kicked off the webinar series Tuesday, December 30th with Harry Brelsford, founder of SMB Nation.

Harry's been traveling the globe for more than a decade, connecting people and companies from every continent.

In addition to running a truly international business himself, Harry has partnered with Microsoft and other companies that have a global footprint. As the founder of SMB Nation, he's always tuned into effect of global business changes on the small I.T. companies out there.

Connect with Harry at www.smbnation.com

- Watch the Recorded Webinar on our YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/smallbizthoughts)

Recorded Audio: Listen to Audio MP3

Recommended Book: When Cultures Collide by Richard D. Lewis

Recommended Book: The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman