Why review sites are good for your business.
Review sites are everywhere these days.
Want to book a holiday? Look and compare your choices on a review site. Looking at a major purchase for your home? New TV or kitchen appliances maybe, then you have a huge choice of review and selling sites to pick from.But making a decision that not only affects your business financially, but potentially one that could either hamper or encourage growth is a different matter.
When you run a MSP, you provide your years of skills, collective knowledge of your and your team along with and those little nuggets of weird information that you pick up along the journey, that no-one would teach you.
You also provide your clients with a framework of tools, services and processes to not only make their infrastructure run smoothly, but makes that client a happy, profitable one for your business. Getting more of those is the holy grail of being a Managed Service Provider and allows you to attract better staff, better clients and grow your business as the professional business owner you are.
But what happens when you start out as an MSP, or are looking at the next product or service to improve how you deliver your support solution?
If like most of the industry, you speak to other MSP business owners that you know and trust. You get their opinions. Then you go out, look at some products, maybe watch a few webinars and then get inundated with offers and products for all that information you signed up for.
As a business owner in an MSP, I know how frustrating it can be and how it can cloud your judgement to have constant interruptions from vendors and suppliers tight on a deadline to get new business signed up.
By using sites such as MSP Comparison, as part of your process, you suddenly have access to more than the group of MSP business owners you know. You have access to opinions, ratings and guidance from MSP business owners and employees just like you and your team, worldwide.
According to Forbes, 84% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation. These people are your peers, your industry colleagues. Not only are they the business owners who you look upto, they are also the business owners and startups that lookup to you.
Some of these sites have their tie-ins, some have their listings and opinions as extras to the main focus of their site purpose. Sites such as MSP Comparison, provide to the MSP industry independent and industry specific listings of products and services that help you make the correct decisions when looking to add in a new product or if through growth, you need the next step up to help create a stable business framework to grow into.
We provide MSP Comparison as a tool to help the industry and with your help, by adding your review ratings and information about how a product works (or doesn't) for you, we can help those who want to offer the best they can to their clients.
The products that don't come upto scratch, feed back to the vendors with your honest valuable feedback and ratings. You can always come back and add updates when they take your feedback on board and improve their offering.
If we don't have it, let us and your vendors know. Vendors can add their own information directly, making sure that the data is accurate, pricing is upto date and new updates and releases are made known.
With your help and contributions into MSP Comparison, we can all lift the industry for the betterment not only of our clients, but for us, the MSP business owner. Creating standards for those to achieve that will ultimately increase how business sees our industry.
We are not just I.T people. We are Managed Service Providers that support businesses of all types, all sizes worldwide. We are the trusted technology partner of our clients and our success in what we achieve allows our clients to achieve their success.
Don't be just the "computer guy", be a part of the industry and help it growth through your feedback to help others looking for guidance.