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
April 11th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Mauricio asked me a question no one ever asked me before. He attended my roadshow and sent me this note:"Thank you for having us, we really appreciate all the information you provided us definitely planning on utilizing the information as soon as we get back into town. , looking forward to - Read More
April 10th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I received this press release and was asked to hold until today. If you have relevant news for the SMB IT community, please let me know.- - - - -Ziften Launches Partner Program to Increase Channel Partners' Strategic Value to Customers Tiered global channel partner program delivers increased - Read More
April 9th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I love SMB Techfest - and you can attend for free on me. Just head 19th - Anaheim, CAto get your free pass. Doesn't work in Chrome, so use another browser.- - - - -Farmer Out Standing In His FieldI have long advocated weeding your client garden. That is, improving - Read More
April 5th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
PayPal has a program called "Working Capital" that basically gives you a loan directly to your PayPal account based on your annual PayPal activity.This is unique for a couple of reasons:1) It does not affect your credit score since PayPal looks at your past history. They already know what your cash - Read More
April 4th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
For more than ten years, I've made most of my money on the Managed Services side of my business with a product called theCloud 5 PackIf you've attended my 2017 SMB Roadshow or attended my 5-week online course with ChannelPro, then you have heard the details of the the Cloud 5 Pack.I've also - Read More
April 2nd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got a note from Lindsay over at The Channel Co. about their events this year. Here's a "road show" I hadn't heard about. I've added this to the calendar I post in my weekly email (sign up here).Women of the Channel: On the Road - Regional Summit Locations Here's their description of the - Read More
March 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Highly Successful Project ManagementTaught by Karl W. Palachuk, Author and Coach- Five Wednesdays - April 4 - May 2, 2018 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificThis course will cover the most important aspects of project management for small business. It is - Read More
March 25th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Have you been following the SMB Community Podcasts?This year I've made a commitment to produce a lot more of these. So far, I've added ten new interviews during 2018. One more will be posted in a few days.Check out what we have so far at The format is a time-saving 30 - Read More
March 22nd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Gotta say: I love the stuff we're doing on this year's SMB Roadshow.We've only got FIVE shows left this Spring. So if you haven't signed up yet, now is a great time.First, I cover a massive - but extremely important - topic: The 25 Absolutely Unbreakable Rules of Running a Service Business. These - Read More
March 15th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got a memo from my friend Jim Roddy over at WorldPay (Vantiv). They've released a three-part report on their annual 2018 Point of Sale Channel KPI Study. One more installment will be posted next week. Here's what we have so far.Part 1: Resellers report robust sales and profits in 2017, expect - Read More