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
March 8th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 It is past time for this idea: You should be selling a selection of products and services from your web site. There are two obvious audiences for this: Your current clients and your future clients!The world of ecommerce is about twenty-five years old. And the pandemic of 2020 demonstrated - Read More
February 27th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Harry Brelsford passed me this press release over the transom . . .Digital Inclusion Roadshow 2021 features pop-up computer donation sites to support local nonprofit organizations’ work to end the Digital Divide.SMBNation, in cooperation with Lenovo, PC Matic and ZPI, kicks off a whirlwind - Read More
February 9th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Totally Revised for 2021Position Your IT Firm for Growth or Sale – 5W19Taught By: Rayanne BuchianicoFive Tuesdays - February 16 - March 16Register Now - Only $299All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificAs your business matures, you want to take control of profits and your financial house. You - Read More
February 1st, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Today, Acronis published their Pulse of the Industry report. This is a follow-up to research they reported in 2020. The focus of this report is the future of managed services and where we make money. One un-surprising conclusion is that the move to the cloud is being accelerated by the COVID-19 - Read More
January 26th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We've added a new white paper in the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community: Sales in the Era of Zoom by Carolyn Heinze.2021 is a year for tremendous opportunity for MSPs. One of the challenges is learning to effectively sell without visiting clients in their office. Remote Sales can be conducted - Read More
January 25th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 I was bragging a bit on Facebook the other day about how much traffic we're getting on our YouTube channel - We have reached 7,000 views per month!One of my longtime Facebook friends, David, made the following comment:"Karl, it comes as no surprise to me - Read More
January 16th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am pleased to announce a very special webinar for all US-based IT consultants. It features Rayanne Buchianico and Rich Freeman.This Webinar was recorded:January 12thYou may view it here, on YouTube: is well-known as an instructor, MSP, and - Read More
January 5th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
This flew in through the transom from my friends as ASCII . . .The ASCII Group Announces Keynote Speakers and Content for 2021 EventsBethesda, Maryland – January 5, 2021 – The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, MSSPs and Solution Providers, is - Read More
January 5th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Powerhouse of One: How to Be Super Successful MSP (or Solo Entrepreneur)Taught By: Lori Hardtke, Community Leader and Coach- Five Tuesdays - January 12 - February 9, 2021- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificRegister NowYou hear it all the time, you need to work "on" your business not "in" your - Read More
January 4th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
You May Have Missed This . . .I somehow managed to post 110 posts to this blog in 2020. That's about nine per month. Many people primarily get information about what I'm up to on this blog. Others, primarily through my newsletter (sign up at, and still - Read More