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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August 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
People ask me:Exactly what will I get if I join the Small Biz Thoughts Community today?Note: Community is at - Join today!Well, today, a lot!And we're adding more stuff all the time.Here's a 62 second video that answers the question: And here's a copy of the text - Read More
August 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
How I Sold Millions of Dollars Worth of Cloud Services(How I Built a 7-Figure MSP Using the Cloud 5 Pack Formula)TuesdayAugust 21st11 AM PST / 2 PM ESTReplay Available HereI am very proud to be working with ChannelPro Network to offer a great webinar based on my Cloud 5-Pack Offering.Last - Read More
August 22nd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
SMB Roadshow BostonSept. 5thKiller Combo: Managed Services and Cloud ServicesI love the content of this year's SMB Roadshow.This special event is co-sponsored by ChannelPro SMB Forum. Registration includes a free pass to the ChannelPro SMB Forum.We've only got THREE shows left - Read More
August 15th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got a note from Josh over at Bering McKinley. They're hosting a big Sales webinar with Stephan Schiffman. Here's the memo:Straight-forward, Straight-up Sales Talk on Building High-Performance Sales Teams with Trainer & Author - Stephan SchiffmanTue, Aug 21, 201810:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDTHey Karl - Read More
August 14th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Business relies on LinkedIn. Not only should you be there, but you should be getting the most out of your presence. Starts Thursday August 16th.I am offering a three-part mini-class on tuning up your LinkedIn profile.This course is exclusively available to members of the Small Biz Thoughts - Read More
August 13th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I posted a "News" update today on my YouTube Channel. Here's the big news:First Free ClassMy very popular 5-week course on the Core SOPs for Small IT Providers start September 11th. This live course includes lots of handouts and supplemental materials, time for Q&A, and office hours if you need - Read More
August 10th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I stumbled onto an interesting site the other day called Photo Feeler at basic idea is pretty straight forward: You upload a photo and other people rate it on a few criteria. There are three categories: Dating, Social, Business. If you're patient, you can just - Read More
August 9th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
In case you haven't checked it out, hop over to and look around.I belong to several Meetup groups. In fact, it's my favorite "local" networking group. I am also the organizer for several Meetups. And, most recently, I created one for local Sacramento SMB IT Professionals.Our local group - Read More
August 7th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I had a great time at ChannelCon. And please note for the record that IoT is now clearly a technology you should be paying attention to in our space. How do I know? Because IoTSSA was awarded the Best Start Up at the show.Press Release:- - - - -IoTSSA Named Best Start-Up at ChannelConWashington, D. - Read More
August 6th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I'm a little embarrassed to say that I subscribed to a new tool around the first of the year . . . and completely ignored it until last week. I knew it was super cool, and I knew I wanted to use it, but I was just too busy to dig into it.Luckily, I dropped a shortcut on my desktop. I literally have - Read More