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
May 24th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
On my SMB Roadshow, I have a section where we talk about the tools you might use to deliver and manage "managed services" and "cloud services." Obviously, a remote monitoring tool is central to that.I thought it would be useful to find out what YOU are using for remote monitoring and patch - Read More
 
May 22nd, 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
 
May 18th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
W5-01Core Standard Operating Procedures for Small IT ProvidersInstructor: Karl W. Palachuk- Five Tuesdays - May 23 - June 20, 2017 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificYou're guaranteed to learn something that will make or save you the price of admission!This course will - Read More
 
May 17th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Free White Paper!I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been partnering with VSP® Individual Vision Plans to develop a great resource for people who are self-employed and looking to retire.Most of the people who read my blogs and newsletters are self-employed. And many of you have heard - Read More
 
May 9th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The truth is, most of the checklist is the same. But we DO need to keep up with the times.This tool has been around for twelve years and has helped thousands of IT professionals get a jump start on doing network assessments and creating monthly maintenance checklists.You can get the 68-Point - Read More
 
May 7th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I just posted a brand new program you can download today:The Most Important Rules for Running a Successful Managed Service Business This is an audio program recorded live. Includes my flyer with the 22 most important rules I've used to build and run my companies over the last 22 years.When I - Read More
 
April 23rd, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
A few posts back (See Part One) I talked about some of the things you can outsource and shared some places to get started. This article will cover some basic rules for actually managing outsourced resources and give some ideas about things you cannot outsource.General Rules for - Read More
 
April 14th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Build a Highly Successful Appointment Setting MachineTaught by Josh Peterson, IT Coach and Trainer- Five Tuesdays - April 18 - May 16, 2017 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificFor years we’ve labored with how to get in front of more prospects. We’ve gone - Read More
 
April 14th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
New video posted: SOP: Stop Thinking in Terms of Margin.I'm very tired of hearing people say that they are forced to sell things for a low margin.- Spam filtering is low margin- Office 365 is low margin- Anti-Virus is low margin- Storage is low margin- Voicemail is low margin. . .  etc. - Read More
 
April 7th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I have long used a series of screening techniques to get good job applicants from Craigslist (and other sites).The problem is: Job recruiters and people who teach others to find jobs give HORRIBLE advice. They basically tell job seekers to spam the universe with their resume until someone magically - Read More
 

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