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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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June 28th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Managing Your Service Board5 Consecutive TuesdaysStarts: Jul 05, 2022Ends: Aug 02, 20229am Pacific - 50 minutesHandouts - 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 money. I - 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.The - 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 and - Read More
June 8th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I received this press release from my friends over at Field Effect . . .Aite-Novarica Group Report Explores New Managed Security Solution for MSPs Seeking GrowthThe firm found MSPs see tremendous growth in managed security services with a hybrid MDR solution.OTTAWA, ON, June 2, 2022 – Global - Read More
June 6th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am a member of CompTIA and have been on various councils and forums for years. THE event of the year is CompTIA's ChannelCon event.Now you can attend for free, compliments of Small Biz Thoughts!Please Click Here to Register.( ) And use the code CC22SmallBiz to - Read More
June 4th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 I was re-listening to Mitch Joel's book Six Pixels of Separation recently (via Audible). Early on, he throws out an important statement and then scurries on to make a bigger point. But the key statement really struck a chord with me: Effective marketing takes time.Okay. I know that sounds obvious - Read More
May 29th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My daughter made an interesting observation about social media yesterday. We were talking about how TikTok is currently for "younger" people while Facebook is more for "older" people. But someday, TikTok will be for old people - because all those smarty-pants kids are going to grow up!My daughter's - Read More