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 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
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 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