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
July 15th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Per the PayPal "Changes" Page . . . . Effective July 28, 2022: - U.S. business accounts will not be able to receive personal transactions from U.S. PayPal accounts. - U.S. PayPal accounts will not be able to send personal - Read More
July 8th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 The National Society of IT Service Providers is holding elections for ALL positions: Every committee position and every board of directors position. Please join us for a live Zoom meeting  July 13th 9:00 AM Register Now for the Zoom meeting. Join us for an educational meeting and Q - Read More
July 7th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
MyTie and I are busy packing for ChannelCon - Join Us! In case you haven't seen the vendor hall at ChannelCon . . . it's pretty amazing. The one defining factor is: It's a very egalitarian setup. When booths are "open" to vendors, each vendor picks a table space on a first-come, first-served - Read More
June 29th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Here's an idea to consider: The next time you get a pitch from a vendor, ask this a simple question: How does this product/service/solution map to CMMC processes and practices? By now, I'm sure you've noticed that more and more government agencies are turning to NIST (The National Institute of - Read More
June 28th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Managing Your Service Board 5 Consecutive Tuesdays Starts: Jul 05, 2022 Ends: Aug 02, 2022 9am Pacific - 50 minutes Handouts - Read More
June 27th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
OK. Good clean fun: 1) Everyone should attend CompTIA's ChannelCon event. Seriously. If nothing else, register so you can get the content that's streamed and all the related materials. 2) You should use the code use the code CC22SmallBiz to register free. . . . and 3) There's a bit of a friendly - Read More
June 14th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My Mission/Vision Statements - 1995 to today. We get mail . . .  Marty asked me a simple question recently: What was my mission statement at KPEnterprises (my first managed service business)? Like most small businesses, my first company was founded with no mission statement. I wanted to make - Read More
June 13th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Can IT the consulting industry regulate themselves? In the last post,  HERE, I talked about some lessons we can learn about industry regulation from automotive repair. In this post, I want to look at some lessons from transportation - specifically, taxi cabs and the Uber/Lyft/rideshare industry. - Read More
June 10th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The IT industry is being regulated. "Not being regulated" is no longer an option. Regulations come from many places, including state and federal agencies. Actual laws are a little ways down the road in most cases. But they're coming. I thought it would be useful to look at some other industries - Read More