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 17th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We get email. Craig asks, "What is project labor?" But then he gives an example (cleaning up a rat's next of wiring) that may not be a project at all. Here are some thoughts.First: Please review two recent videos on dividing and bundling labor. Part One is here: - Read More
July 7th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My big SMB Roadshow is heading to England, Scotland, and Ireland 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 about half - Read More
July 6th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I love it when conferences innovate to keep things fresh and invite more ideas into the conversation.Dave over at SMB TechFest has come up with a great way to get lots of new ideas and discussions into the mix. This quarter, SMB TechFest will include a stage dedicated to ten-minute Power Talks.I - Read More
July 5th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Don’t miss SMB Nation's popular quarterly report for MSPs, consultants, resellers and IT Pros. The only thing constant is change and we’re right there with you.This analyst briefing will look back at 2Q and make forward looking statements for 3Q.July 18th12:00 Noon Pacific / 3 PM - Read More
July 4th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I try to hit every SMB TechFest. I generally manage to make three per year. This is always a great conference. Good content, good networking, good vendor hall.Attend for free with this link:  Be my VIP guest and see me live at SMB TechFest. - Read More
June 27th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Ten years ago I wrote a blog post entitled Selling Technology vs. Selling Business Consulting.In that blog post I presented one of my favorite examples of surviving in a changing business environment: Fisher Body Works. Fisher built bodies for horse drawn carriages. And rather than go out of - Read More
June 26th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
MSP and Financial Super-Star Rayanne Buchianico has revised and updated her Financial Processes course over at Great Little Seminar. Classes start tomorrow!This five-week course is one of our most popular every year. Rayanne owns an MSP, but she is also an accountant and has a good business - Read More
June 26th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am doing a free webinar this Wednesday with SMB Nation.Register here: - Free.The basic theme is one I've been paid to present several times:Branding is More Than Your Logo - It's Everything You Do!This is part of the last of the MSP Tech Talk Series - Read More
June 25th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Please Join Me on the 2017 SMB Roadshow!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% profit on our small - Read More
June 25th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I just finished the Seattle and Portland seminars for the SMB Roadshow. I got some great endorsements (which I'm posting on my YouTube Channel). But I wanted to highlight a few very enthusiastic videos here.Ken from Portland says: "Hi. I'm Ken Shafer with Agape Computing in Salem, OR.Karl Palachuk - Read More