Category Archives: Blog

  1. Navigating the Broadcom-VMware Acquisition: Challenges and Opportunities for MSPs

    By: Chris Weingartner While the MSP industry is no stranger to seismic shifts, Broadcom’s $69 BILLION acquisition of VMware in November 2023 has left managed service providers reeling from price increases and from a transition away from the historical perpetual licensing model to a subscription model with many standalone options no longer being offered. MSPs…

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  2. Founders Hosts Second Annual Heritage Forum Couples Event

    Founders recently hosted the 2nd annual Heritage Forum Couples Event at the beautiful Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama. This 3-day retreat is a unique opportunity for high-capacity leaders and their spouses to engage in teaching sessions, small group discussions, fireside chats, casual socializing, recreation, and 5-star meals all centered around one theme: living a purposeful life…

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  3. Solar and Storage Growth Creating M&A Opportunities

    By: Evan Klisares We just returned from the first renewable conference of the year, InterSolar, in San Diego. Booths at the conference were down from ~900 in 2023 to ~500 in 2024, and as one conference-goer noted to me on the floor, they should have renamed this conference the “Times-Are-Tough” show – a nod to…

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  4. Founders’ Martin Luther King Jr. Serve Day 2024

    This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Founders team invested in the local community by working at Cornerstone Elementary School to improve the facilities for the children who attend. Cornerstone is a kindergarten through 8th grade school with over 220 students in downtown Birmingham. A bi-annual tradition, Founders staff spends one Saturday in July and…

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  5. Platform or Add-On – Which is My MSP?

    By: Chris Weingartner In the dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of the IT services ecosystem, owners of Managed Services Providers (MSPs) find themselves at a crossroads when considering the future of their businesses. As the demand for managed services continues to grow, owners must strategically position their MSPs to attract the right kind of attention from…

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  6. The Pros and Cons of Selling Your MSP to a Peer Group Member

    By: Chris Weingartner  Peer Groups serve an incredibly valuable role for MSPs and their owners/management teams that participate in them.  From benchmarking to sharing best practices, MSPs who participate in peer groups often are better run and operate with scalable processes and procedures that potential investors find very attractive.  They also can highlight areas where…

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