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
February 17th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Clients will never ask for "Different" - But being different is the most important thing you can be.I posted two videos recently on the theme of being different.The first one is about How To Approach Clients with New Ideas. After all, clients will never ask for something they have never heard - Read More
February 2nd, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Please Join Me on the 2017 SMB Roadshow!Next U.S. stop: Miami!Note: The Feedback from San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas has been GREAT! Check out the comments on my YouTube Channel.This all-day seminar will be 100% education. No vendors on site. No booths or up-selling. Just education on - Read More
February 1st, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Making the Most of QuickBooks in an I.T. Service BusinessTaught by Rayanne Buchianico, Author and Coach- Five Tuesdays - February 7 - March 7, 2017 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificQuickBooks is QuickBooks, right?Well . . .QuickBooks has to be set up right. Then it - Read More
January 20th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Two hundred people registered for the "State of the Nation" address for SMB IT this week. Not everyone could make it. The webinar was recorded and you can get it for free on my book site: head over the to the Free Stuff (Really) section to download it.Note: Free orders (zero - Read More
January 16th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am happy to announce a great new product from my brother Manuel. He's put together a great "Seed" document to get you started on organizing your SOPs (which he calls SAPs just to confuse you).More information and details at SMB Books. This is a zip file with a four-page white paper and a  60 - Read More
January 15th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Last Fall we announced that my brother Manuel would be releasing his new book in 2017.Well, it's here!We are now shipping Getting to the Next Level: A Blueprint for Taking You and Your Business to the Top!Available in Hardbound on Amazon orin Hardbound or PDF at SMBBooks.Getting to the next level - Read More
January 12th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
SMB Techfest is held four times a year in Anaheim. It is well worth the effort to attend.I try to go at least three times per year because the content is always changing. Great presentations, great vendors, and all kinds of nice people to hang out with for a day.Register for free with you follow - Read More
January 12th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Got a note from my friend Ken Thoreson over at Acumen Management Group. They are putting on a boot camp training specifically for Sales Managers.I bought recordings of some of Ken's trainings several years ago and I've been a fan ever since.This program starts February 24th and go for eight live - Read More
January 6th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Karl's 8th Annual Annual "State of the Nation" Address Wednesday, January 18th9:00 AM Pacific / 12 Noon EasternRegister Here: your calendar now and don't miss this once-a-year podcast. This will be my 8th Annual "State of the - Read More
January 5th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
What's the best cloud solution for small businesses? My friend Randolph sent me a request/challenge. It turns out to be a very typical question in the SMB space right now. "What's the right cloud solution for this client?"Here's is request:Looking to make a major dive into increasing my Azure - Read More