Powered Services Makes Go-to-Market Easier

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Powered Services Makes Go-to-Market Easier

We know that you and your team possess deep knowledge and expertise in the tools, services and products required to keep your customers’ IT systems humming. But to grow and flourish you need more than networking know-how and savvy security skills. 

Leveling up your MSP business requires sales, marketing, account management, and business prowess that might not be a core competency. But with the right combination of tools, playbooks and training, you can shift your operation into a higher gear to close more deals and efficiently scale your business. 

Polishing the pitch 

Let’s face it, your prospects are worried about their core lines of business, whether that’s providing accounting services, selling cupcakes, or running a hospital. To these companies, IT is a necessary evil — not an area of emphasis or focus. 

Reaching these prospects with compelling messages and speaking to their individual concerns isn’t always easy. 

Arming sales teams with talking points, value propositions and rebuttals to common concerns is standard sales support activity, but not every MSP has the in-house bandwidth and expertise to successfully craft these. And as prospecting salespeople attack various verticals, they often find they need more-specific selling techniques and messaging to gain the confidence and trust of potential customers. 

Multi-channel marketing materials 

Closing deals requires more than just a meeting and a handshake. You need to fill your sales funnel with qualified leads, nurture them throughout the sales cycle and provide a wealth of digital resources for prospects evaluating vendors and deciding which direction to go. 

To establish a professional image in the eyes of prospects, these elements of the campaign and sales process must be consistent, clear and attractive. The language used in emails, websites and advertisements must also match what’s used during sales calls and presentations. 

Strong out of the gate 

The early days of any engagement are critical to the overall success and profitability of the relationship. You need a solid, repeatable, and scalable plan to onboard customers and quickly begin delivering value. 

Sticking to timelines and tracking progress toward milestones allows you to avoid common missteps and delays. The sooner you’re managing essential services for your new customer, the faster that customer will embrace expanding the relationship to cover more services and increase monthly recurring revenue. Predictable rollouts also enable you to better allocate resources and reliably schedule future work. 

Maintaining strong relationships 

There’s no such thing as set-it-and-forget-it customer engagement. There are simply too many dynamic elements to expect things to remain static and keep both parties happy. 

Proactively conducting quarterly business reviews with each customer provides an opportunity to discuss how things are going outside of the daily grind of attending to crises and emergencies or tackling one-off questions and concerns. A holistic retrospective of what services are being provided and the client’s experiences sets the stage to discuss upcoming needs for additional services, as well as getting ahead of simmering annoyances that might flare up in the future. 

Go-to-market in a box 

While all of the above sound like good practice you should be undertaking, building those materials from scratch and training staff is likely beyond the capabilities and budgets of most MSPs. And you probably don’t want to spend the money to hire outside consultants to build this on your behalf. 

We are acutely aware of the lack of high-quality go-to-market materials and execution plans in the MSP market, and that’s where Powered Services comes in. Powered Services addresses all of this and then some. 

We’re already building custom-designed tools to help you scale your business and service even more customers. It helps supercharge your sales and marketing activities and creates a win-win for the entire industry. 

We all know just how valuable an MSP can be for SMBs struggling to manage their IT needs, so it’s our goal to help MSPs win as many customers as possible. Powered Services complements our out-of-the-box technical solutions for security, compliance, dark web monitoring, and backup and disaster recovery with done-for-you sales and marketing assets that communicate the value of these offerings to prospects and customers. 

But Powered Services is more than a bunch of collateral. We also provide training on how to best position your services to each market opportunity. Our proven selling points are based on real-world success stories and will resonate with your target audience. 

Turn deals into deeper relationships 

We also know just how important it is to manage these relationships once the ink is dry, which is why Powered Services also includes detailed execution plans for positioning accounts for success with guided courses for implementation details and a structure for conducting quarterly business reviews. 

Investing in refined and appealing marketing and sales activities, along with formalizing customer relationship processes and management, is an important step in an MSP’s maturity. To capture bigger accounts and expand engagements to include a wider portfolio of services, MSPs must look and act as professional and polished as possible. 

Powered Services presses the accelerator to take your MSP offerings to the next level. Don’t miss out on your chance to sell and support like a pro. Learn more about Powered Services today and discover how your MSP business can supercharge its sales cycle.