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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March 16th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Highly Successful Project ManagementTaught by Karl W. Palachuk, Author and Coach- Five Tuesdays - March 19 - April 16, 2019 -- Register Now!- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificThis course will cover the most important aspects of project management for small business. It is intended for computer - Read More
March 15th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Just finished posting part six of a six-part series on tuning up your service board.Here's a quick summary:Part 1 = How Tickets Get Into the SystemPart 2 = Creating the Most Useful View of Your BoardPart 3 = The Flow of Tickets Based on StatusesPart 4 = How to Make Sure Tickets Don't Get LostPart 5 - Read More
March 1st, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
This post is for everyone who is having trouble getting your break/fix clients over to managed service.I did a webinar yesterday with Zyxel and LOTS of people had questions, including several on this exact question. How do I get my break/fix client to sign a managed service contract??? I also - Read More
February 26th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My friends in the SoCal IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Certified Professionals [or something like that]) are holding a big party - and you're invited.The SoCal chapter is the largest and probably the most active IAMCP chapter. Among their regulars is Justin Slagle from Microsoft. And - Read More
February 19th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Join me.If you've been on the fence for years, I'll bet that hurts a lot. Let us help.Free Webinar: Move from Break/Fix to MSP - Feb 28th It is absolutely NOT too late to become a Managed Service Provider!Join me February 28th at 11 AM Pacific for a free webinar on making the move to managed - Read More
February 12th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am registered. You should check it out!Got a note from Kathleen over at Comptia:"The apprenticeship programs from the Dept of Labor are a great resource for our community and the IT security community to leverage. If you are looking to hire tech talent, especially in cybersecurity, then you need - Read More
February 9th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Live in-person meeting of the Small Biz Thoughts CommunityUnique content, not available anywhere else.Only $99  for non-members! (Free to members)We are not holding “Roadshows” in 2019. Instead, we are holding a handful of Community Meetings. These are meetings filled with content - Read More
February 8th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Super opportunity from SMB Super-Consultant Harry B!Harry Brelsford - Always combining fun and business!I was delighted to get an email from Harry announcing a very cool opportunity. Harry is offering an MSP Makeover for one lucky company. Here's the info.- This is a contest. No cost to enter.- - Read More
February 7th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Join me atIT Owner's CompassChicagoApril 26-28More info at is going to be a great conference! There's a great collection of speakers on a wide variety of topics. See the speakers page: event starts with a cocktail reception, - Read More
February 6th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Join me for a great all-day event!I am hosting an all-day Massive Coaching Mastermind event at the end of March in Sacramento, CA.Here’s the basic timing:Fly / Travel on Thursday, March 28thWe’ll gather for drinks and networking Thursday eveningMastermind Breakfast on Friday, March - Read More