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
May 31st, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Oh no.I've been replaced by a robot.My latest SOP video has just been posted. Of course I welcome your feedback on the content (Is it worthwhile to do a lengthy monthly maintenance?).But more importantly, I would like your feedback on my new robot. Right now he doesn't have a name. That seems to be - Read More
May 30th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Heads UP! I'm doing a marketing webinar.I get asked a lot about marketing and I don't have much to say. I did build one good-sized managed service business (my second was intended to be small but super-profitable). I grew KPEnterprises to twelve employees and about $960,000 in revenue.So I have a - Read More
May 29th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got a great question from Chris M:Just finished your book, it was a really good read. I’m new to owning my own MSP business, worked for another MSP for 7 years and knew I could offer so much more if I started on my own. One question I have for you is. How do you gauge what each - Read More
May 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
As with everything in business, pricing strategies evolve over time. Early on in my "content" business, I used to have big sales. Over time, I partnered with a few organizations to give standardized discounts.But one philosophy has remained throughout: I give the biggest discount when I launch a - Read More
May 24th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Free Webinar - Learn the Cloud 5 Pack Offering - ThursdaySubject: How I Sold Millions of Dollars Worth of Cloud Services(How I Built a 7-Figure MSP Using the Cloud 5 Pack Formula)ThursdayMay 31st11 AM PST / 2 PM ESTSign Up NowI am very proud to be working with ChannelPro Network to offer - Read More
May 22nd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We are VERY Pleased to announce a new course at Great Little Seminar:[5W-14] Build a Highly Successful Appointment Setting Machine - Taught by long-time MSP coach Josh Peterson of Bering McKinley.    Build a Highly Successful Appointment Setting Machine- Five Tuesdays - Read More
May 21st, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My good friend, fellow coach, and podcasting co-conspirator Richard Tubb has announced a cool three-part webinar series entitled If I were to start an MSP again: The 3 Steps Successful MSPs implement in Operations.This webinar series is in association with Kaseya and kicks off tomorrow! - Read More
May 19th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I'm about halfway through Deep Work by Cal Newport. Really great book.I love the whole concept of Deep Work versus shallow work. Too many people no longer manage to work deeply. Deep Work refers to totally immersed, focused attention.Of course this fits perfectly with my personal mission to avoid - Read More
April 21st, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
One of the things your clients look to you for is security - whatever form that takes.I have a blog dedicated to end users. It's called Consultant or Amateur. It's designed to be a place that gives advice to end-users AND as a place you can point your clients and say, "See. This guy's telling you - Read More
April 21st, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
New Audio program:Weed Your Client Garden and Grow Your ProfitsCan you really grow your business by getting rid of clients? Absolutely! In this 35 minute audio presentation, I provide a very practical guide to increasing your revenue – and your profits – by getting rid of clients who - Read More