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
October 17th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I'm sure you've heard the famous line from T.S. Eliot's poem, The Hollow Men:"This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper."Well I'm here to tell you that sometimes major changes with profound effects also start with a whimper, or perhaps a whisper too easily ignored.Great changes - Read More
October 12th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Financial Processes for the IT Services Firm – 5W07Taught By: Rayanne BuchianicoFive TuesdaysOctober 19 - November 16 - Register NowAll classes start a 9:00 AM PacificYou're guaranteed to learn something that will make or save you the price of admission!There are few things more important than the - Read More
October 8th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Thousands of you have already taken classes over at Great Little Seminar since 2013. Thank You!Now we have some major changes coming.We are re-branding and doing a major upgrade to our training program for 2022. We now have twenty classes we are rotating through. We offer ten "live" classes per - Read More
October 8th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Join us for Killing IT LIVE!That’s right – One of the hottest podcasts for IT professionals is going LIVE!October 20th at 9am PacificGet on the list now so you don't miss it.Register now and don't miss it! No editing. No second takes.Join hosts Dave Sobel, Ryan Morris, and Karl Palachuk for this - Read More
October 2nd, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 Join us LIVE online October 20th!!!The Killing IT Podcast has been going for more than 130 episodes - and we are grateful for all of your support and feedback.Now - thanks to Cisco for making this possible!Here's what we're up to:A LIVE version of our show. You'll see a little bit of the "prep" - Read More
September 21st, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
CISA is giving advice about MSPs. Here are three things you should do about it.A few days ago I blogged about the advice CISA* is giving to your clients. Today I want point out some action steps you should take in response to these documents.That blog post is here - https://blog.smallbizthoughts. - Read More
September 20th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I received this press release from my friends over at ASCII . . .The ASCII Group Announces the Formation of MSP Security CommitteeBethesda, Maryland – September 20, 2021 – The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, VARs and Solution Providers, today announced - Read More
September 18th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The Government is Telling Your Clients How to Select an MSPReally.It's not all bad news. In fact, some things just fall into the category of, "It's done. Now, what you're going to do about it?" Here's what I mean.The U.S. government has published a detailed nine-page report on how to find a good - Read More
September 11th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Read Part 1 here: you believe in scarcity? It's not what you think!In the first installment in this series, I made the case that your competition is irrelevant. And it's certainly the case that spending massive effort - Read More
September 11th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Ignore Your CompetitionThe previous posts in this series are here:Part 1 - here:Part 2 - 3: The Power of DifferentiationThere - Read More