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 11th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
One of the biggest community events, professional events, and information events of the year is CompTIA's CCF - Communities and Councils Forum.This year it has gone virtual. And YOU are welcome to join us.CompTIA Communities & Councils Forum17 March, 202011 AM-3 PM Central9 AM - 1 PM - Read More
March 10th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Got a note from my friends over at AVANT Analytics, a new market research initiative from AVANT.They just released their second 6-12 Report, which analyzes the state of cyber security preparedness in a  variety of industries. AVANT Analytics uses these reports to provide business tech leaders - Read More
March 9th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My friend and fellow coach James Kernan is hosting a big Mastermind Event - March 26-27 2020.From James' flyer:Food, beverage and entertainment will be provided, along with valuable educational content that will help you GROW your business.   A handful of select strategic partners will - Read More
March 5th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
A note for entrepreneurs.At some point you’re going to need help. That might mean outsourced contracts and services. Or it might eventually mean hiring employees.Here are a few things to consider about employees.It is best to start with a part-timer, for several reasons. Fulltime employees - Read More
February 26th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
A note for new entrepreneurs.Starting a business, or a new adventure? Be honest as you assess yourself and your commitment.Human beings have an optimism bias. If we didn’t, we’d never have children. But most of us are predisposed to believe that good things will happen to us and bad - Read More
February 18th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
A note for entrepreneurs.Much of life, as well as your business, depends on your developing good habits. And really, not just good. Good habits will make you good at your business. Great habits will make you great.One of my favorite lines is from Og Mandino’s book The Greatest Salesman in the - Read More
February 11th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Cloud Services in a Month – Applying the Book – 5W17Taught By: Karl W. PalachukFebruary 18, 2020 - March 17, 2020Tuesdays, 9:00 AM PSTBased on the best-selling book Cloud Services in a Month, this course will give you the information, forms, processes, and motivation to move full force - Read More
February 10th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
A note for absolutely new entrepreneurs:Full Time, Part Time, or What? (Professional, Semi-Pro, or Amateur?)Many people make the mistake of believing you can start a business part time in your basement. One in a hundred thousand business owners make that work. (I just made that up, but I’m - Read More
February 8th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Build a Successful IT Service Business in 30 daysI am VERY pleased to be working with Zyxel for this educational webinar!Discover how to become a successful managed service provider. Really.Providing managed services can help you to scale your business, thanks to repeatable revenue, reduced - Read More
February 6th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
A note for absolutely new entrepreneurs.Congratulations on taking the plunge! As scary as it seems right now, quitting your job to start your own business will be one of the highlights of your life. A few notes of caution are in order. First, please be very sure that you are willing to take - Read More