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
October 8th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Join us for Killing IT LIVE!That’s right – One of the hottest podcasts for IT professionals is going LIVE!October 20th at 9am PacificGet on the list now so you don't miss it.Register now and don't miss it! No editing. No second takes.Join hosts Dave Sobel, Ryan Morris, and Karl Palachuk for this - Read More
October 2nd, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 Join us LIVE online October 20th!!!The Killing IT Podcast has been going for more than 130 episodes - and we are grateful for all of your support and feedback.Now - thanks to Cisco for making this possible!Here's what we're up to:A LIVE version of our show. You'll see a little bit of the "prep" - Read More
September 21st, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
CISA is giving advice about MSPs. Here are three things you should do about it.A few days ago I blogged about the advice CISA* is giving to your clients. Today I want point out some action steps you should take in response to these documents.That blog post is here - https://blog.smallbizthoughts. - Read More
September 20th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I received this press release from my friends over at ASCII . . .The ASCII Group Announces the Formation of MSP Security CommitteeBethesda, Maryland – September 20, 2021 – The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, VARs and Solution Providers, today announced - Read More
September 18th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The Government is Telling Your Clients How to Select an MSPReally.It's not all bad news. In fact, some things just fall into the category of, "It's done. Now, what you're going to do about it?" Here's what I mean.The U.S. government has published a detailed nine-page report on how to find a good - Read More
September 11th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Read Part 1 here: you believe in scarcity? It's not what you think!In the first installment in this series, I made the case that your competition is irrelevant. And it's certainly the case that spending massive effort - Read More
September 11th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Ignore Your CompetitionThe previous posts in this series are here:Part 1 - here:Part 2 - 3: The Power of DifferentiationThere - Read More
September 11th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Among the things that gets me in an argument from time to time is my commitment that you can absolutely ignore your competition if you are in small business.Before anyone gets picky about what constitutes a small business, please note that almost every business is a small business. Ninety percent ( - Read More
September 7th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Super-Charge Your Social Media Marketing – 5W25All new class starts September 14th!Taught By: Karl W. PalachukFive Tuesdays - 9:00 AMSeptember 14, 2021 - October 12, 2021 - Register Now!Part of the "Social Media Super-Charge" Series for Small BusinessThis course is designed to help you "put it all - Read More
August 17th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
In case you missed it live, please do yourself a favor and check out the Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity presentation from ChannelCon 2021.Of course you should watch everything ever done by CompTIA, but let's be realistic. If you want to boil it down to advice that will help your company move - Read More