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
September 1st, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We always talk about the small business owner wearing multiple hats. As you grow, you need to give up some of those duties. If you don't, then you (the owner) become the choke point for everything in your business.I have often given the advice that your first hire should be an administrative - Read More
 
August 30th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am VERY pleased to be making two presentations at TheChannelCo's NextGen 2017 Conference & Technology Expo.Join me December 11-13 in Los Angeles!More info at www.thechannelco.com.The NexGen 2017 Technology Expo is designed for solution providers on the cutting edge of the channel. These early - Read More
 
August 29th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Please Join Me on the 2017 SMB Cloud Roadshow - Nashville and Atlanta!Topic:Making Money withCloud Services in Small BusinessThis all-day seminar is 100% education. No vendors on site. No booths or up-selling. Just education on my very successful "Cloud Five Pack" and how we make 73% - Read More
 
August 29th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I mentioned on The Facebook that I was getting ready to check my voice mail for the month of August. I work hard to make sure people know that telephone/voice mail is not the way to contact me. Willie asked a great question:"You do a very good job at setting expectations via social media. Any tips - Read More
 
August 29th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Over on my YouTube Channel, I posted this video: SOP - Your First Hire (Part 2) and Paul asked:"Whats your thoughts on 1099 vs employee? I see pros and cons, and my current 3 techs prefer 1099 since they can write off tools and such. And an employee would cost me 15-30% in taxes, fees, etc - Read More
 
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 www.SMBRoadshow.com.This 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 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 www.SOPFriday.com.I 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
 

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