Commonly Asked MSP Business Development Questions

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Ulistic MSP Marketing & Business Development Services

Every day, Ulistic has the privilege to work with many of the top managed IT service providers. Our client base spans a diverse group of managed IT services businesses, and every single client is unique in their own way. However, each and every client has one similar characteristic; they all share a commitment to business development, conduct sales operations and have trusting professionals who assist with their marketing and business development efforts.

Commonly Asked Questions

How many staff members do you have and in what functional areas do they serve?

Ulistic’s talent-driven staff spans a wide range of skills and strengths. Our team members number around the 2-dozen mark. We employ W2-salaried individuals who fulfill roles such as account management, client services, operations, technical services, email and social media services, web development, design and many other client-facing roles.

Ulistic is also made up of 1099 team members and outside consulting firms that bring additional skill sets to our client base; like technical SEO, WordPress expertise, content creation, video spokespeople, video editing, custom graphics and more.

For our clients and prospects concerned about the size of our team, don’t be. We have more than enough skilled managed IT services marketing, sales and business development experts who can help you achieve your goals and objectives.

Who can become an employee of Ulistic?

When it comes to hiring team members to serve our clients, Ulistic only hires professionals with a commitment to service. People without this commitment will never become a member of the Ulistic team.

Is a specific account manager or “marketing manager” assigned to each client?

Each client is assigned a dedicated client service representative and account manager to assist in their day-to-day needs.

Ulistic is a boutique organization. Our focus is to deliver exceptional services to our clients while ensuring we have the capacity to treat every client equally and with a sense of urgency that you would expect from your business development and marketing partner.

What role does the Founder, Stuart Crawford, play with clients? Can I work with him directly?

Ulistic's Founder, Stuart Crawford, continues to play the role of “Director of Marketing and Business Development” for many of our clients. This is a role near and dear to Stuart’s heart and is the core of Ulistic’s success.

Therefore, every client, regardless of size, has unrestricted access to Stuart’s time and knowledge. A simple request to Stuart via email ( is enough to get the ball rolling.

Some companies have expressed concerns about this approach and scalability of this model. Ulistic’s goal is not to be the biggest MSP Marketing agency, but to be the best by ensuring we are doing everything we can to generate leads.

What is Ulistic’s top priority?

Generating leads and results for our clients is the top priority and the cornerstone of everything we do. Ulistic is measured by our ability to produce new business opportunities for our clients, and we won't stop until this objective is exceeded, not just met.

Ulistic is so focused on generating results for clients. It's not that uncommon to email Stuart Crawford at 6 AM or 9 PM, or even in the middle of the weekend, and get a response within a few minutes.

Stuart and Melissa’s top priority is to serve our clients and take care of their needs. After all, without you, there would be no Ulistic.

Can you give an estimate of the percentage of growth your clients gain when they use your services?

The average Ulistic client typically grows from low double-digit figures to 25 or 30%. In 2018, members of the Ulistic High Performance Club saw an average growth of 18%.

There are many factors outside of the services Ulistic provides that go into this calculation. We measure growth, not in revenue (since we cannot control this 100%) but in the number of new business opportunities or "at bats" a client receives each month.

What results can I expect from working with Ulistic?

Results will vary from location to location and client to client. However, the average managed IT services provider fully divested in the Ulistic program which includes telemarketing, web marketing, digital marketing, traditional marketing, advertising and much more, sees approximately 10 to 20 new business opportunities each month.

Are these opportunities orders or sales?

No. These are new companies or organizations who at some level, expressed interest in your products or services and are ready to enter a sales funnel. They are leads, not orders or sales.

What is the time investment required for your clients' business owners or sales executives to be successful?

There is a direct connection between the success of a client’s membership in the Ulistic program and the amount of time invested.

Although we ask for the freedom to act in your best interest, we also ask clients to actively participate and “be involved.” Ulistic is not a set-it-and-forget-it program. For everything to be successful, clients are requested to treat Ulistic just like any staff member.

Would you let an engineer "go crazy" with a client? Not entirely, but the more you trust him or her, the more free reign you afford. We request and desire to be part of the team and be held accountable just like any team member under your employment.

The time invested is up to you. You can be as involved on a daily basis as you wish or just show up for the monthly review. But you must show up and be present.

How long will it take until we see a return on our investment in Ulistic?

Results vary here as well. Immediately, you will start to receive leads from our efforts. These leads will vary from extremely warm leads, ready to sign your contract, to arctic cold leads that will need months or even years of your nurturing and influence. Every opportunity is different.

There is only one true guarantee in marketing:

Do nothing and get nothing.

Do something and you’ll get something.

Ulistic will commit to any client to do whatever it takes to ensure you’re a success. But, at the end of the day, it comes down to you. There's a tremendous opportunity to be successful with Ulistic's program, and you have our commitment to do whatever it takes.

What is the key factor that's made your clients successful?

The one key factor to success when working with an agency like Ulistic is to be committed to business development, marketing and sales. For some, this is a shift in focus from being a technology company to a marketing and sales organization that provides managed IT services.

Once clients commit to marketing and sales and everything revolves around this core mindset, results happen, growth occurs, and their bank account fattens.

Who gets to become a client of Ulistic?

Ulistic is very selective when it comes to our clients. The most important aspect we look for in a prospective client is the right mindset. Are you 100% committed to growth, marketing, sales and business development? Great! Welcome to the Ulistic family of clients!

Are marketing, sales and business development activities a necessary evil and you're only reaching out to a marketing agency to offload the responsibility? Then you're not a fit for Ulistic.

We only want managed IT service companies with a passion for services, a commitment to driving new revenue, and a willingness to step out of the box and try new things.

Not a fit for Ulistic? We welcome you to contact any of our respected friends in the industry such as Marketopia, TriDigital, or TechPro Marketing; they may be able to help you. But if you think you’re a good fit…let’s talk more.

There you have it; some of the most common questions Ulistic is asked by new companies asking about our marketing and business development services.


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