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August 18th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Over on The Facebook, there's a discussion about who your first hire should be. I have long advocated hiring an administrative assistant as your first hire. Two questions arose from that. First, how do we find qualified people at a low price? And, second, how do I find them on Craigslist?[Follow me - Read More
August 17th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The Countdown Continues!Upcoming Shows:LondonManchesterEdinburghDublinNashvilleAtlantaSan JoseOaklandLas VegasAdelaideMelbourneSydneyBrisbaneMy big SMB Roadshow is heading to Scotland and Ireland next. Please join me!You can find out all the details at six-hour seminar - Read More
August 17th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got a note from my friend Rich over at ChannelPro. They are looking for your participation to find the vendor who have had the biggest impact on the SMB channel over the last year. It looks like there's a nomination process, to be followed by voting.Here's there announcement:- - - - -ChannelPro - Read More
August 15th, 2017 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
When I published my, “The End of an Era” post back in June, I shared some insights into the expedition I have been on and the path that I’ve been travelling down in pursuit of driving advanced Business Insights (BI) and data Analytics.Throughout this journey, the Cloud Partner - Read More
August 10th, 2017 | Ken Thoreson | Sales Management Guru
We hear these comments all the time:Our revenues are flatWe have too much to do, we don’t have time to build a sales organizationI am frustrated with my sales team, do I have the right team?I have a problem growing sales profitablyMy pipeline is full, but nothing is closing I don’t think my - Read More
August 9th, 2017 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
Discover your company’s true competitive sales ability. Answer 20 questions to score your company sales culture, team, strategy, processes, workflow, differentiators and more in less than 5 minutes with SPC’s Company Sales Ability Checkup! The post Try SPC’s 5 Minute - Read More
August 4th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
For many years now, I've been posting SOP (standard operating procedures) articles on my blog and putting SOP videos up on YouTube. All of that is "indexed" over at got a note from someone who thought it would be handy to add videos to the index. I've just completed that. For - Read More
August 3rd, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My brother Manuel - the coach who takes you to the gym and doesn't just send you there - has a number of very popular products for sale over at SMB Books. You can find them all on the "Manuel Palachuk's Stuff" page.Now we've got three of his most popular downloads on sale. Here they are:Process - Read More
August 2nd, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am very pleased to announce that SMB Books is now distributing Lisa Hendrickson's Outlook Troubleshooting videos. This is a set of seven videos that go into a great deal of detail for technical troubleshooting.The set is 25% off through the end of August. Check it out today.MSRP: Only $199Sale - Read More
August 2nd, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got together with a few other folks who sell into the SMB IT consulting community and put out a Sales email last week.www.smbbooks.comIt went over very well. So I've decided to extend my coupon through the end of Summer (September 22nd).The guidelines are very simple:Minimum purchase $59.95Enter - Read More