Last week, HTG members gathered in Phoenix, Arizona for the peer group's first quarter meetings. As always, the four-day event featured opportunities for members to collaborate and share their success stories and pain points. However, on Wednesday, a special Putt-a-Palooza event gave everyone a chance to shift their focus from business to fun.
Continuum sponsored the 10th hole of the mini golf course and, as you can see, decided to roll out a "Caddyshack" theme. Putters had to navigate around the gophers before sinking their shot. Those who were able to successfully "avoid the hazards" were rewarded by being allowed to walk away with one of the fuzzy little fellows. Of course, if you're familiar with the Caddyshack film, you'll know that gophers are synonymous with disaster and hazardous situations.
Although the HTG members seemed to enjoy hitting the links, the real value of these meetings comes from the peer-to-peer connections that are made. HTG provides MSPs with an opportunity to connect and share their experiences. Whether it's advice on working with a specific vendor or a suggestion on how much time off to provide employees with, HTG is a valuable resource and network for those in the managed IT services industry. We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to attend these events and see how peer groups like HTG can help MSPs grow their business.
If you're already an HTG member, or a member of a different peer group, you know the value of connecting and sharing advice with peers. Those of you who may be considering joining a peer group should know that nobody knows your industry better than those in it. Being a member of a peer group gives you the chance to see what is and isn't working for MSPs just like you.