IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers

Karl Palachuk

A blog for Small Business Consultants and the vendors who serve them. It contains Opinions on business success, News in the SMB consulting space, and Information on what I'm up to.

Small Biz Thoughts
October 18th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Over at SMB Community Podcast, I posted an interview I did with Al Schubert, Sr. VP and General Manager of the Direct to Consumer Strategic Business Unit at  VSP Individual Vision Plans. You can also view it on my YouTube channel.Earlier this year, I worked with VSP to create a resource - Read More
October 15th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
W5-15Automate Your Accounting with QuickBooks Online and Integrated AppsRegister NowTaught by Rayanne Buchianico, Author and Coach- Five Tuesdays - October 17 - November 14, 2017 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificComplete assignments during this course and email them - Read More
October 5th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I've hinted here and there. So here's the announcement: The 3rd Edition of Managed Services in a Month will be out in December.It will have TEN new chapters and is truly the complete guide to managed service. In fact, if the title "Managed Services in a Month" hadn't already been the best selling - Read More
September 26th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am very pleased to be presenting another MSP Tech Talk for SMB Nation on Wednesday - tomorrow.I'll be talking about pricing strategies from Break/Fix to Managed Services and Cloud Services. In particular, I'm going to cover the key things you need to focus on so you are always profitable!Sign Up - Read More
September 22nd, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Nashville: Done!Atlanta: Complete!Next up: Adelaide - Melbourne - Sydney - BrisbaneAn interesting thing happened at the last two roadshows: LOTS of people came from out of state to attend each show. In Atlanta, more than half the attendees were from out of state. People are realizing that it's - Read More
September 21st, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
One of the truly great organizations you should be involved with is The ASCII Group. I think I've been a member for most of twenty years. In addition to great product discounts, ASCII puts on a series of one-day events that are educational and entertaining.They sent me a press release announcing - Read More
September 11th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I've had several people email me in the last week with the same question. It goes something like this:"I just watched your webinar “Make the Move from Managed Service Provider to Cloud Service Provider”. I would like to join you at one of the shows but the closest locations the date don - Read More
September 10th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Way back in 1993 I found myself in charge of a program to take an entire service business built on Cobol, EBCDIC, and HP-3000 mini computers and create a new system based on Windows Server and SQL. In addition to managing an entire staff of people who ran the entire operation, I managed two COBOL - Read More
September 5th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My big SMB Roadshow is heading to Australia next month.Please join me!You can find out all the details at six-hour seminar is jam packed with great information about bundling, selling, implementing, and maintaining cloud services. We've hit over half the cities we're going - Read More
September 5th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
W5-09Managed Services in a Month - Applying the Book - Newly Revised for 2017Instructor: Karl W. PalachukNote: This course is taught on five consecutive Tuesdays- Five Tuesdays - September 12 - October 10, 2017 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificYou're guaranteed - Read More