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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.

Small Biz Thoughts
November 12th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Next 5-Week Course - 100% NewTaught By: Lori Hardtke, MSP and Peer Advisor.- Five Tuesdays - November 19 - December 17, 2019- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificRegister NowYou hear it all the time, you need to work "on" your business not "in" your business. You need to hire staff and delegate in - Read More
November 6th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Automate your social media marketing. Presented by Karl W. Palachuk.Click for DetailsI create about 125,000 social media touch points every month. How is that possible? I’ll show you exactly what I do. Join me live!There are three pieces to a successful scheduling and automation process. I - Read More
November 5th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Over in the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community, we posted two new seminars:The Execution Gap - How to get out of your own way and get things doneandStreamline Your Managed Services BusinessThe Execution Gap – Audio ProgramExclusive to the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community100% NEW - Read More
November 2nd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I have seen a certain kind of desperate spending creeping into our industry. It's not completely new or unique to our industry, but I believe it's becoming more common. Here's what I mean.Sometimes,  you just need to take action, and you don't know what to do. So you decide to try just about - Read More
October 19th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My friend and former Marketing Manager Monica Caraway wrote a blog post recently, reporting on the InBound conference in Boston. Check it out here: 11 Actionable Marketing Tactics We Learned from Inbound 2019.Monica is now a Marketing Consultant with Orange Marketing  -  https://www. - Read More
October 12th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Over at the Killing IT Podcast - - we are constantly talking about what's new, what's next, and what it means for IT consultants.One of our recurring topics is Drones - specifically drone aircraft. In fact, our Tuesday podcast includes a story about UPS developing ( - Read More
October 9th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
(I almost entitled this "Don't Assume Clients Know What You Go Through")I had an interesting conversation with a Lyft driver yesterday. Dude was telling me that he sometimes gets a ride that's fifteen or twenty minutes away - and then turns out to be a seven dollar fare. He says he always gives - Read More
October 8th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Course 5W12Make the Most of QuickBooks Desktop in an IT Service BusinessTaught By: Rayanne BuchianicoOctober 15, 2019 - November 12, 2019Tuesdays, 9:00 AM PSTRegister Now QuickBooks is QuickBooks, right?Well . . .QuickBooks has to be set up right. Then it has to be used right. Then you need to - Read More
October 4th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
This week I was a guest on Laura Steward's It’sAll About the Questions radio show.She send me this note:"Thanks for being on the show my friend! You totally rocked it. I loved how you were willing to play with me to create an organic show that shares so much of who you are and the work - Read More
October 3rd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
As a frequent traveler, I belong to all the "award" programs. Platinum this and Gold that. But unlike most frequent travelers, I'm not very strategic about it. If a conference is at a Hilton, I stay at the Hilton (not the Marriott across the street). If it's at a Marriott, I stay at the Marriott ( - Read More