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
July 12th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
It's Almost Live!The Small Biz Thoughts Community will go live on August 1st - But you can Save Now on your annual membership.Join me Thursday, July 19th for a look inside - and a chance to answer all your questions.Register now for this webinar.We have a few dozen people signed up already, and - Read More
July 10th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Managed Services in a Month - Applying the Book - Newly RevisedInstructor: Karl W. Palachuk- Five Wednesdays - July 18 - August 15, 2018 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM Pacific AND 4:00 PM PacificYou're guaranteed to learn something that will make or save you the price of - Read More
July 9th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Join me live at CompTIA's ChannelCon - Booth #408.You can register for free at this URL: just use the code CC18SmallBiz at's July 31 - August 2in Washington, DCPlease drop by my booth. I'll - Read More
July 2nd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My friend Dave Seibert is hosting SMB TechFest July 19th.  You can attend FREE on me. Deets:    Be my VIP and attend SMB TechFest Q3 on July 19th.  This includes the full event with speakers, IT Mixer, Expo Hall, meals, and win prizes - Read More
June 28th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I want to give you a quick update before the week comes to an end - and the price goes up $100.We currently have almost 40 members signed up (not including me or my staff). Ruben, the web programmer, is focusing on functionality over look and feel, so the inside doesn't look quite ready for public - Read More
June 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
If you do business on Earth, you've probably heard of GDPR - The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation. Like me, you may have received a fat contract you will never read with a series of places where you might fill in some information, but it's completely unclear what you actually - Read More
June 26th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Making the Most of QuickBooks in an I.T. Service BusinessTaught by Rayanne Buchianico, Author and Coach- Five Tuesdays - July 3 - July 31, 2018 -- Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificQuickBooks is QuickBooks, right?Well . . .QuickBooks has to be set up right. Then - Read More
June 18th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I just finished writing an article for the Relax Focus Succeed newsletter that will be coming out next week. (Sign Up Here)In that article, I mention author Neal Stephenson and his policies for communication. As part of my research, I wandered over to the web site page where he explains why he - Read More
June 17th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
On Saturday I put together a quick video tour of the Small Biz Thoughts Community.Click to Watch NowYou can find that here on YouTube.  This walk-through gives you a sense of the look and feel of the site as well as some of the contents, which currently include . . .Events CalendarForumsAudio - Read More
June 15th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Debbie Takes to the CloudI'm always telling people to build a business relationship with clients - not just a technology relationship. This is extremely important in times of change. (And constant change will be the name of the game for the rest of your life.)Even though I refer to my first IT - Read More