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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 20th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Four new items - including a 600 page book - added to the Small Biz Thoughts Community this week.Today's addition is theCloud Services Objection CrusherThis is a 9 page PDF document in Q and A format. I present the 36 biggest objections you might hear from cloud service prospects. Better yet - Read More
September 20th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
It's all about CultureIn Part One and Part Two of this series I talked about creating jobs that are challenging and enjoyable, and about getting the right people into the right jobs. Now let's talk about building the culture you want.Culture is an extraordinary, powerful force in a company. It can - Read More
September 19th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
This is a biggie. Literally.The 596-page Network Migration Workbook (2nd ed.) is now included in the downloadable content in the Small Biz Thoughts Community.This book originally sold for $299.95 and currently sells for $149.95. It is a massive work that took thousands of hours of labor.Download - Read More
September 18th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
SMB Roadshow MinneapolisOctober 12thKiller Combo: Managed Services and Cloud ServicesI love the content of this year's SMB Roadshow.We've only got TWO shows left this year. So if you haven't signed up yet, now is a great time. Here's what we're up to:First, I cover a massive - - Read More
September 17th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
InfoAgendaSpeakersRegisterJoin us December 7th - Baltimore, MDThere Isn't an IT Business Building Event Like This Anywhere - Don't Miss It!9:00am - 7:00pm December 7th, 2018 Baltimore, MDJoin us at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, MD, - Read More
September 16th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Last time (see Part One) I mentioned that you should create job descriptions that encourage the habits that allow people to excel and enjoy their jobs. People seek challenges. And they excel when the challenges have clear goals and good feedback mechanisms.This SOP on employee reviews gives a good - Read More
September 16th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Let me just start by stating that you can't make other people happy. Trust me on this. I've spent far too much of my life learning that lesson.Having said that, there's a lot you can do as an owner or manager to create a workplace that supports your employees and lays the groundwork for what we - Read More
September 15th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Just added a totally new SOP-related product to the Small Biz Thoughts Community: The Internet Domain Documentation Kit.One of the most important things you need to track for your clients is the information related to their Inter domain names. This is one of the most neglected - and most important - Read More
September 11th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I received this press release from my friends over at The ASCII Group. Congratulations to all members of the Executive Strategic Committee - several of whom are good friends of mine.(My apologies. I received this last week while traveling and mostly ignoring email.)- - - - -The ASCII Group Appoints - Read More
September 10th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Please join me for a very special webinar . . . and a peak into your future.The CompTIA Managed Services committee and the Emerging Technology Committee have teamed up to bring you this special webinar: Welcome to the Exponential Century.September 20, 201811 AM Pacific / 1 PM Central / 2 PM - Read More