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
February 12th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am registered. You should check it out!Got a note from Kathleen over at Comptia:"The apprenticeship programs from the Dept of Labor are a great resource for our community and the IT security community to leverage. If you are looking to hire tech talent, especially in cybersecurity, then you need - Read More
February 9th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Live in-person meeting of the Small Biz Thoughts CommunityUnique content, not available anywhere else.Only $99  for non-members! (Free to members)We are not holding “Roadshows” in 2019. Instead, we are holding a handful of Community Meetings. These are meetings filled with content - Read More
February 8th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Super opportunity from SMB Super-Consultant Harry B!Harry Brelsford - Always combining fun and business!I was delighted to get an email from Harry announcing a very cool opportunity. Harry is offering an MSP Makeover for one lucky company. Here's the info.- This is a contest. No cost to enter.- - Read More
February 7th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Join me atIT Owner's CompassChicagoApril 26-28More info at is going to be a great conference! There's a great collection of speakers on a wide variety of topics. See the speakers page: event starts with a cocktail reception, - Read More
February 6th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Join me for a great all-day event!I am hosting an all-day Massive Coaching Mastermind event at the end of March in Sacramento, CA.Here’s the basic timing:Fly / Travel on Thursday, March 28thWe’ll gather for drinks and networking Thursday eveningMastermind Breakfast on Friday, March - Read More
February 5th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Congratulations to my good friends over at The ASCII Group!I received this press release announcing their 35th Anniversary. Amazing.If you're in the area, Join me at the ASCII Success Summit Feb. 20-21 in Garden Grove, CA!Bethesda, Maryland – February 5, 2019 --  The ASCII Group is proud - Read More
February 5th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
All About Service Agreements for I.T. Consultants(Service Agreements for SMB Consultants - Applying the Book)Next Offering:- Five Tuesdays - February 12 - March 12, 2019 -- Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificBased on the best-selling book Service Agreements for SMB Consultants, this - Read More
February 4th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
#1 Question: Is it too late to become a Managed Service Provider?Short Answer: No!In fact, what we call "managed service" is really just the way technology support will be delivered from now on. We're going to use great tools, sell network-managed solutions, and focus on preventive maintenance and - Read More
February 3rd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Great New Mini Class: Supercharge Hiring, Team Building, and Sales with DiSCLong time author, trainer, coach, and community builder Erick Simpson is teaching a great new 3-part mini course in the Small Biz Thoughts Community on DiSC personality profiles. Many of us use DiSC profiles at some point - Read More
February 2nd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
You may have missed it with the end-of-year hub-bub, but Google has announced the demise of Google+, the social media "start up" that never flourished. Now, I know it's easy to make fun of Google+ because they have never really been successful when measured against Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, - Read More