Blog Entries

December 6th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Please Join Me on the 2017 SMB Roadshow! This all-day seminar will be 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 clients. Details at  - Read More
December 5th, 2016 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
It is that time of the year when businesses work feverishly to close out the end of the year, and business owners and executives eye the coming year for its challenges and rewards. One of the benefits in specializing in technology staffing exclusively for the MSP and VAR community is the - Read More
December 5th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Not too long ago, I posted a quick note and a video about attending conferences to bring some balance into your life. (See asked a couple of questions: "Karl, do you have an SOP on what you do after attending a - Read More
December 2nd, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Just posted a great audio program from Chip Reaves over at SMB Books.It's called Better Sales Through Better EducationChip is the President of and founder of the Computer Troubleshooters franchise. In this 50 minute program he explains the role of education in the - Read More
December 2nd, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
What's your process for bringing on a new employee? So many companies - including some rather large ones - don't actually plan the employee's first day. They throw them into a job and hope they survive.My friend Josh Peterson tells the story of a company that did that - and the employee quit before - Read More
December 2nd, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Accountability is a buzz word in the workplace.  Everyone knows that it is important, and most would voice a desire to cultivate a culture of accountability. These are valid desires.  High performance teams have engaged employees who have high trust in one another and in the organization - Read More
December 1st, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Just posted another audio program from Coach Josh Peterson over at SMB Books.It's called Stop Hiring Your First Sales Person Over and Over Again! Josh PetersonIn this 45 program, Josh presents some great tips for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) looking to build their sales staff. As - Read More
December 1st, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Got a note from the good folks over at Business Solutions Magazine.The third annual Retail IT VAR of the Future conference is open for registration.If you support (or want to support) retail shops and point of sale, this is a great conference for you. I have attended several Business Solutions - Read More
November 30th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We are happy to announce that we've released a great new audio program with Barbara Dove - a true pioneer of IT Help Desk support.This presentation was originally made at SMB Online Conference, hosted by Small Biz Thoughts. Dove talks about robust email marketing systems that are helping small IT - Read More
November 29th, 2016 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
We have learned a lot this election season, especially about technology, data management, and the potential for hacks. As we speak, WikiLeaks continues to leak a slow drip of emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. While this is an interesting read and news story, the underlying - Read More