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June 15th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Debbie Takes to the CloudI'm always telling people to build a business relationship with clients - not just a technology relationship. This is extremely important in times of change. (And constant change will be the name of the game for the rest of your life.)Even though I refer to my first IT - Read More
June 13th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Linkedin recently released an interesting Workforce Report for June 2018 providing insights into localized employment trends in 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas.  With over 149 million U.S. Linkedin profiles and over 3.0 million jobs posted on Linkedin every month, this provides access to - Read More
June 12th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Please join me for this free webinar - with LOTS of give-aways . . .In association with Zyxel NebulaJune 21, 201811:00 AM PacificRegister NowZyxel is sponsoring this webinar. It's intended for folks who still haven't figured out how to be massively successful with managed services.Making the move - Read More
June 10th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
This morning I held a quick webinar to talk about "what's inside" the Small Biz Thoughts Community. Just posted a recording of that on YouTube: Here are the links that appear on the 5th slide:Blog announcement: - Read More
June 6th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I had a great turnout for the webinar this morning.I rarely have such a quick turn-around to a live webinar, but it just worked out today. The recording is posted now on YouTube: might have been stretched out a bit to two one-hour presentations, - Read More
June 4th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
June has become the month for Webinars!I have four scheduled this month. Please sign up for at least three (one's kind of a repeat).All are free.1. My Favorite Marketing!Free Webinar - My Favorite Marketing TechniquesJune 6th 9:00 AM PacificRegister Now: Zoom WebinarI'm going to present my three - Read More
June 1st, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
As many of you know from discussions earlier this year,I am launching a membership site!(If you prefer a video-centric version of this blog post, please hop over to is the Small Biz Thoughts Community? Well, it has two primary components. - Read More
May 31st, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Oh no.I've been replaced by a robot.My latest SOP video has just been posted. Of course I welcome your feedback on the content (Is it worthwhile to do a lengthy monthly maintenance?).But more importantly, I would like your feedback on my new robot. Right now he doesn't have a name. That seems to be - Read More
May 30th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Heads UP! I'm doing a marketing webinar.I get asked a lot about marketing and I don't have much to say. I did build one good-sized managed service business (my second was intended to be small but super-profitable). I grew KPEnterprises to twelve employees and about $960,000 in revenue.So I have a - Read More
May 29th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got a great question from Chris M:Just finished your book, it was a really good read. I’m new to owning my own MSP business, worked for another MSP for 7 years and knew I could offer so much more if I started on my own. One question I have for you is. How do you gauge what each - Read More