Many entrepreneurs hang their shingle without putting much thought into sales. They find out further down the road that sales is the heart of enterprise, and that it demands just as much preparation and planning as any other aspect of business. More often than not, an MSP who doesn’t plan ahead finds a great deal of difficulty growing once their referral business has inevitably run dry.
Try Googling “Ways to up your sales game” and you’ll find thousands of articles from experts touting claims that their MSP sales process is best—with no shortage of buzzwords to hook you in. But in both selling to, and selling with, MSPs over the years, I’ve found that chasing buzzwords and buying into the latest craze both dilutes and compromises an authentic experience with a prospective customer, and the worst part is the customer can feel it the moment it happens.
Looking to launch or improve your MSP sales process for 2023? This guide covers examples and tips that will give you a massive jumpstart. On the face of it, now is a great time to be an MSP. The MSP market continues to grow every year — it’s expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.4% from 2022 to 2030 according to Grand View Research. That means plenty of new business and sales opportunities, right? Maybe. But for who?