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[101] How to Build and Grow a Thriving MSP as a One-Woman-Band
Episode 10112th December 2021 • TubbTalk - The Podcast for IT Consultants • Richard Tubb
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In this episode, Richard is joined by Diana Giles. Diana is the president and owner of Skyline IT Management. She’s also the founder of sensible cyber parenting, a free resource website to help parents protect their children online.

She talks about her journey from teacher to owner of an IT company, the challenges of being a one-man-band and how she spots clients who won’t be a good fit.

Diana tells Richard about the tools she uses in her business and why having an RMM, a PSA and an outsourced helpdesk make things run smoothly. She also talks about her relationship with Microsoft as an MSP.

She talks openly about the challenges of running an MSP and being a mother and a business owner. Plus, she explains how her experiences of keeping her kids safe online led to her founding the Sensible Cyber Parenting website.

Diana also shares what it’s like being a woman in a male-dominated industry and her advice for women wanting to join it, the importance of authenticity, and how those in the MSP industry can encourage more young people into tech.

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