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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.

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September 16th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 Today Amazon announced Amazon Music Podcasts. And, I'm happy to announce, our podcasts are available there![Side note: The word "music" in that description is simply because that's the division of Amazon doing the distribution. I'm sure they'll change the name at some point.]We submitted the - Read More
September 15th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Do you want to know something very simple you can do to reduce stress during an unexpected "emergency?" It's surprisingly simple: Be a good partner who is good to work with.Here's a recent example from my own company. We recently experienced a concerted attack on one of our web sites. This is a - Read More
September 14th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I received the following press release from my friends at ASCII:-- -- --The ASCII Group Announces National No-Cost Health Service to its MembersBethesda, Maryland – September 14, 2020 – The ASCII Group is pleased to announce the launch of its exclusive new ASCII Telehealth Service, - Read More
September 11th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I'm a huge advocate of working from highest to lowest priority for everything - in both my business and my personal life. For this reason, I have a task management system that uses priorities. If you have a PSA or service board, you can manage all your tasks there. If you find it useful to keep - Read More
September 8th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The Most Important Checklists for Any I.T. Service Provider – W508Totally Revised!Taught By: Karl W. Palachuk & Manuel Palachuk- Five Tuesdays - Sept 15 - Oct 13, 2020 -- Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM Pacific / Noon EasternChecklists are critically important to creating SOPs - Read More
September 2nd, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I was looking through my statistics over on YouTube. I have almost 1,000 videos posted there. Over 250 are "SOP" (standard operating procedure) videos for IT service providers.As I was browsing the most-viewed list, I realized that there's power in the so-called Hive Mind. What people are viewing - Read More
August 27th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Over at the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community, we have a special get-together we call the SBT Roundtable. In September, our topic will be: The Power of Asking the Right Questions. This is a members-only event.Our guests are two genius-level life coaches: Debbie Leoni and Jenifer Novak Landers - Read More
August 21st, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 One of the odd things about modern technology is that many people don't read my blog on my blog. Huh?Well, blogs have become a bit like podcasts. You put up an RSS feed (such as and anyone can re-broadcast your blog in real - Read More
August 20th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 I just finished reading a report from Ensono entitledSpeak Up 2020Redesigning tech Conferences with Women in MindSee report, released two days ago, is based on two primary collections of data: An audit of - Read More
August 15th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Last week, I presented The Value of Strategic Bundling along with Justin Gilbert from Zix | AppRiver. That was part one of a two-part series.The New Webinar is: A Deep Dive into Strategic Bundling!August 13th, 2020 8 AM Pacific / 10 AM Central / 11 AM EasternRecorded Webinar Here-- -- -- - Read More