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February 5th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
There was a time when it made sense to serve both DHCP and DNS from the server. But that's not the best practice today.In my latest SOP video I look at the two most common services that affect the speed and reliability of your network. Many people still hang onto the old habit of throwing - Read More
February 3rd, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
In my annual State of the Nation Address for SMB IT (which you can download for free), I mentioned that my theme for 2016 isSuccess is a HabitAnd that's the title we've given to the 2016 SMB Online Conference. This our fifth year for the SMB Online Conference and it's going strong.We have most of - Read More
February 2nd, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I was going to wait until after Valentine's Day to announce this. But I decided that you might need some extra time to prepare for it.Leap year comes only once every four years. SO - I decided to create a massive sale so big that it is something you absolutely will not see for four more years - if - Read More
February 1st, 2016 | Ken Thoreson | Sales Management Guru
It seems every year brings new challenges, yet what I find is successful partners focus on improving certain areas within their business each year. It’s like pizza, you can see the entire pie, but the only way to finish it is to take one slice at a time. During our business planning sessions, we - Read More
January 29th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
In the relationship between employer and employee, one day stands out among all others: Pay Day!Ideally, we all love what we do and we'd do even if they didn't pay us. But in the real world, we all have cars and kids and rent to pay. So pay day matters.In my latest SOP video, I address the topic of - Read More
January 27th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Perspective.  What exactly does that mean today and why is it important?  Over the last year I’ve come to truly appreciate the importance of perspective when it comes to planning.  It is a core element to the Paterson Center tools – StratOp and LifePlan – where - Read More
January 26th, 2016 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
VAR Staffing attended ConnectWise’s IT Nation 2015 user conference in Orlando this past November.  It was a great show, the most attended in the history of IT Nation. At the show, we conducted a short 10 question ”State of the IT Channel Talent Market” survey focusing on - Read More
January 26th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
In the last installment of the Y$10K series, we talked a bit about investing. That's cool. But you need money to invest. Where does that come from?This week we'll talk a bit about finding money you already have. In future blog posts I'll look at finding new money.What does it mean to "find" money - Read More
January 25th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Over on Facebook I've exchanged some comments with folks about coaching in the IT business. The topic started out with the topic of why people are bashing coaches and coaching wholesale. In my opinion, every business owner on earth can gain tremendous value from coaching. Of course you also have to - Read More
January 22nd, 2016 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
WSUS folks have finally published their WSUS 3.2 guidance – bottom line you won’t be able to manage the “build to build” upgrades via WSUS.  You will have to manually do the update or point the workstations to Microsoft update. - Read More