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.

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July 10th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 Many of you have heard me rant against the concept of "All You Can Eat." Of course there's no such thing as all you can eat. Why does a restaurant have rules for AYCE? Because it's a policy designed to be abused.I get about one email per month from someone who has screwed themselves by offering an - Read More
 
July 1st, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Transforming Our Industry Into a Profession A webinar for SMB IT consultants.Recently, I have blogged about the Nine Pillars of moving our industry from where we are to a true profession. This includes a discussion of the challenges we face, and some ideas about how we can answer them.I've - Read More
 
June 29th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 All New Class for 2021!Deep Dive Into Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn – 5W24Taught By: Karl W. PalachukFive TuesdaysJuly 6 - August 3 - Register NowAll classes start a 9:00 AM PacificPart of the "Social Media Super-Charge" Series for Small BusinessThis course covers three of the largest and most - Read More
 
 
June 6th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
It's Time for IT Consultants to Take a Step UpThis is Part 4 in a series on transforming our industry into a profession. Here are the previous installments:Transformation of an Industry into a Profession - Part 1. Profit. Maintenance-Focused Support.Transformation of an Industry into a Profession - Read More
 
June 6th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Manifesto for a Modern IT Consulting Industry - Part 3It's Time for IT Consultants to Take a Step UpThis is Part 3 in a series on transforming our industry into a profession. Here are the previous installments:Transformation of an Industry into a Profession - Part 1. Profit. Maintenance-Focused - Read More
 
June 6th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Thoughts on Revamping our Industry In the last post, I introduced the need to revamp our industry and step up professionalism. I proposed the first two pillars: Profit and focusing on backup and maintenance first. In this installment I address education, certification, and core values.These are the - Read More
 
June 6th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Thoughts on Revamping our Industry The Nine Pillars - Part 1PreambleThe IT Consulting industry has come a long way in the last twenty years. We are more professional, as a group, than we've ever been. We certainly have better tools, better organization, and better channel-focused vendors. I am - Read More
 
June 6th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
On The Transformation of an Industry into a ProfessionThis is Part 5 in a series on transforming our industry into a profession. Here are the previous installments:Transformation of an Industry into a Profession - Part 1. Profit. Maintenance-Focused Support.Part 2. Education. Core Values / - Read More
 
June 1st, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I received this press release from Gradient MSP on their new offering.- - - - -Say Hello to Gradient, the World’s First Intelligent PSA Data Hygiene Solution Designed for MSPsOffered at no cost to MSPs, Gradient’s freemium software seeks to give back and “level up” the IT channel by providing - Read More
 

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