Managed service providers (MSPs) will grow their businesses by 15% per year over the next decade, according to estimates. Despite those projections of steady growth, MSP leaders are still nervous about the effects of inflation and an economic downturn.
With approximately 20,000 MSPs in North America alone, that’s a lot of collective anxiety.
However, financial experts say there are steps MSPs can take to mitigate the effects of temperamental economic times. They spoke Wednesday at the MSP Summit and Channel Partners Leadership Summit in Orlando.
“If you’re an MSP with high EBITA numbers and have quality recurring revenue, there’s not as much stress and pressure on those types of organizations,” said Neil Medwed, executive director strategic partnerships and M&A at Meriplex.
Tim Mueller is president at ITX, and agreed with Medwed’s assertion. Recurring revenue adds stability in uncertain times, especially when it comes to mergers and acquisitions.