Announcements

  • Leadership Update

    Evolve members,

    Two quick things for now…

    1. Here are the dates and times for the webinar series Arlin is co-hosting with SLI. Remember to register. Good stuff here so make sure you get it on your calendar or look for the recordings on the SLI resources portion of the HUB if you can’t make it.
    Rapid Recovery: Determining Your Situation, and Protecting Profitability
    Friday, April 3 – 11:30-12:30 NA CST
    Registration URL
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kwy1A1E6RzWf708-ot2N0Q

    Rapid Recovery: Retaining and Risk-Managing Your Existing Customers
    Monday, April 13 – 1:00-2:00 NA CST
    Registration URL
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_80aJLZMgRcmtQnZdQNRtcg

    Rapid Recovery: Selling into the Storm – New Business Generation in a Downturn
    Wednesday, April 22 – 2:30-3:30 NA CST
    Registration URL
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DdJ5MLjtQQaDrmO8SxZPuQ

    2. A number of virtual peer group events happening this week. NA SEPG and our M&A peer group are meeting. We’re also in the middle of most mid-quarter check in calls. I’ll be posting what we’re seeing and hearing at the end of the week.

    Remember – No idea how long things will be like this so take care of yourself and take care of your family first to keep your foundation strong especially as we lead through uncertain times.

    Brad
  • Leadership Update

    Evolve members,

    I’m going to start posting weekly updates on things I want to make sure you hear as we navigate interesting times.

    Some encouragement, one thing coming next week exclusive to Evolve members and 5 ConnectWise resources you should know about.

    These are stressful times. Arlin reminded me again today that the times that leadership is needed the most is when the leaders are tired and weary from the fight. We have a fight ahead of us. I want to encourage and remind you of three simple things that can make a huge difference.

    1. Lead yourself well. Be deliberate with the little things. Eat well. Get some kind of exercise. Find some quiet time each day to clear your head and get your priorities in order. Get sleep. You won’t do anyone any good if you are not healthy enough to persevere.
    2. Take care of your family. Especially now that the dynamics of working from home and around kids and being homebound raise the anxiety and stress levels I want to make sure that you invest well into those that are the most important to you. It’s easy to put them down the list of priorities. Don’t.
    3. Stay connected to your peers. Now more than ever it’s important that you have access to your group of trusted counselors that can encourage, challenge, and support you as you lead. And for you to do likewise. Pick up the phone and check in on someone.

    Now more than ever it’s important to be a go-giver as we lead.

    One thing exclusive to Evolve members…

    SLI had created content specific to our current situation for their Evole March Newsletter. We are supplementing that newsletter with a three part webinar series that Arlin will be cohosting along with SLI starting next Friday, April 3rd from 11:30-12:30 US Central time. Mark your calendars. We will be recording the content as well for those of you that can’t make it and for our international members. Two follow up dates are being finalized in the next few days and we’ll get the specifics to you around topics, dates and times.

    And…

    5 ConnectWise resources I want to make sure you’re aware of:

    1. You should be receiving regular emails from our CEO Jason Magee. If those are not hitting your radar or you want more information around anything COVID-19 related we have put together a web page that centralizes a lot of what you need to know. Centralized position and messaging (including Jason’s emails) along with Security, Compliance, Privacy and Business Continuity statements and updates can be found here - https://www.connectwise.com/company/trust

    2. Information on the status of various ConnectWise events can be found here - https://www.connectwise.com/theitnation/about/event-updates

    3. Information on the status of product health can be found here - https://university.connectwise.com/University/SystemStatus/SystemStatus.aspx (you may have to log into the university first and then click the link)

    4. Our Partner Success team is there to help you get the most of your ConnectWise products and relationship. If you questions your one stop shop for help is our Partner Success team that can be reached at – partnersuccess@connectwise.com Think of them as your pit crew of specialized ConnectWise resources available to help you get the most of our products and your relationship with ConnectWise.

    5. ConnectWise is also spearheading a fundraiser for Small Business IT Providers. Information on the fundraising efforts can be found here - https://www.connectwise.com/philanthropy/hand-wash-karaoke and there will be information to come on disbursement of the funds.

    Thank you for being a part of Evolve – Lead Strong,

    Brad
  • Supporting Secure Remote Working

    ConnectWise is working to provide our partners with resources and insights on supporting secure remote working. We are working to update this site as frequently as we can.
  • Security Session Videos from Evolve Q1 in Phoenix

    Looking for the Security Session videos from Q1 ITN Evolve's Community Day in Phoenix?  Look no further! They have been posted on the Meetings Content Page under the Resources Tab.
  • January 2020 S-LI Article

    The first article of 2020, Successfully Navigating the “Growth Versus Profitability” Dilemma, is here for you to read!

  • IT Nation Connect Discounts - Don't Miss Out

    • Click on this announcements to view the discounts that are available to Evolve Members.

    Hear your peers discuss what they will be speaking about at IT Nation Connect this year too! 

    Nate Austin, MyTech Partners, Inc. - Sales: Hiring, Onboarding, Compensation, & Managing Effectively

    Tammie Newman, Cyber5 - Cybersecurity 

    Scott Scrogin, ConnectWise - M&A

    For more information about Evolve Discounts at IT Nation contact nationsevents@connectwise.com
  • Q4 Evolve Orlando

    Hey everyone,

    This is a friendly reminder to register for your Q4 Evolve event if you haven't done so yet.  Are you going to Connect?  If you are, hurry and get registered so you can still get a discount.

    Click HERE to register for Evolve
    Click HERE to register for Connect

    FYI:  Hyatt Regency Orlando is now full.  If you still need a hotel reservation, book your room at the Rosen Centre.

    Still needing Agenda details, click HERE.
  • What you Need to Know about IT Nation Connect

    Did you know IT Nation Connect is for you and key leaders in your company? With six session tracks to plan your conference experience, breakouts are designed to help you evolve your business, strengthen your leadership skills, and help guide you towards legacy. Download this one page info sheet for more information on session outcomes you can expect in the 6 session tracks.

    On top of the great content, we’re excited to bring exclusive Evolve discounts and Orlando packages for you and your families. Again, check out more details in the downloadable PDF.

    Ready to register? Click here to access your Evolve member registration link.

     

    If you have already registered and have questions please email: nationsevents@connectwise.com

    We look forward to seeing you in Orlando,

    The IT Nation Team

  • Automate Workshop Live Stream

    Hello,
    If you are looking to join the live stream for the Automate Workshop from 8:00 - 3:00pm please see the meeting link below:

    https://connectwise.webex.com/m/6005c6d2-95a3-4d65-8cb8-c394965bcbf7

    or join by phone: 

    Join by phone toll free:

    USA: 1-844-740-1264

    Australia: 1-800-819404

    Canada: 1-844-426-4403

    UK: 0800-0315370

    Meeting Number: 646127463

    Thank you!
    IT Nation Evolve
  • Evolve Q3 Denver

    Excited to see everyone in a few weeks! 

    Just a quick update.  The hotel room block is now full.  If you still need to make a reservation you can certainly do so through the hotel but it will be at their best available rate.  If you still need to register just click the link below.
    https://events.bizratings.com/Q32019Denver#s2

    Thank you!
    IT Nation Evolve
  • StoryBrand - Continuing the Conversation

    Don’t miss tips from StoryBrand Facilitator, Amy Smith, as we head into Q3.  Watch this Episode of Best Practices Marketing Checklist and find other helpful PDF’s, podcasts, and videos on this page too. 

    If you would like other members of your team to have access to this page please email
    evolvesupport@connectwise.com with a request.
  • Q3 Registration

    Hello Everyone,

    This is a friendly reminder to register for your Q3 Evolve Event if you haven't yet done so.  You can click on the HUB icons or click below on the link for you.  Please register before July 8th to avoid the late fee of $100 donated to the Hands that Give Program. 

    APAC Q3

    EMEA Q3

    NA Q3

    Thank you,
    Evolve Team
  • IT Nation Evolve - Q3 Meeting Details

    Hello Everyone!

    Getting ready for Q3!  If you need to register you can click HERE for the registration page and click on the Meetings to find your GEO. 

    If you are trying to find more detail involved for the current events (Community Day, group facilitator, rooms, etc.) Click HERE and scroll to find your GEO. 

    If you are looking for future events, visit HERE.

    Thank you,

    IT Nation Evolve Team
  • Submit Product Ideas for PitchIT Competition at ITN Explore!

    Contestants Given Opportunity to Pitch Their Product in Front of IT Nation; Chance at $75,000. 

    ConnectWise is inviting companies to compete in PitchIT, a contest to determine the next great product or offering integrated into the ConnectWise platform. Three finalists will make their pitch at IT Nation Explore in June, and the winner can receive an investment of up to $75,000 from ConnectWise to power their integration.

    “The innovation and creativity of our partner community, the IT Nation, is at the very heart of ConnectWise and all we do. That’s what this competition is all about,” said Craig Fulton, chief customer success officer, ConnectWise. “This is an incredible opportunity for companies to gain visibility by showcasing their product or integration in front of a community of their IT peers, thought leaders, and industry experts. We encourage all companies working on a new product or integration to participate.”

    The three finalists will be selected and notified by June 5. Each will receive two passes to IT Nation Explore, June 13-15 in Orlando, Fla., where they will have the opportunity to pitch their real or potential offering on stage in front of the IT Nation. Entries are being collected now through May 24. To enter, contestants must complete the entry form found here.

    Grand Prize Winner

    In addition to the $75,000 investment by ConnectWise, the grand prize winner will receive a ConnectWise Marketplace Launch Package valued at $10,000, which includes:

    • A feature on the ConnectWise Marketplace homepage for one month
    • Two rounds of design consultation with the ConnectWise Marketplace team
    • One 80-second product demonstration video created by the ConnectWise Marketplace team featured on the Marketplace
    • One feature of the winner’s app in one ConnectWise Marketplace email newsletter

    The Grand Prize winner will be announced on June 13 at IT Nation Explore.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, a contestant’s stack or offering must be built, based on, or integrated with the ConnectWise platform (Manage, Automate, Control or Sell). Contestants must be companies based in, and authorized to work in, the United States; must have current funding of less than $10,000,000; and must be an independent legal entity organized as an LLC or C corporation.

    For information and the Official Rules, click here.