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
December 10th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I just got off a Zoom call with my outsourced bookkeeping company. I'm pretty good with my finances. But it is still never fun.Financial people care about things like balance sheets. I look at my balance sheet when they force me to, or when I'm having my taxes done. And to be honest, I don't really - Read More
November 21st, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We are happy to announce that has a great new look - and lots of  amazing content.This site revision is long overdue.In fact, I have tried to assign the revision to a few different people over the years. This time, I asked Kara on my staff to take on the task - and she - Read More
November 14th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I started posting to the SMB Community Podcast in July of 2012. Check it out today at of today, we have posted 231 episodes. I don't know if it's the oldest, but it's certain one of the longest-running podcasts in our industry.Recent topics include:Andrew Lassise - A - Read More
November 13th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Press release from The ASCII Group:-----The ASCII Group Announces Keynote Speakers and Content for 2020 IT Success Summit SeriesBethesda, Maryland – November 13, 2019 – The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, VARs and solution providers, is - Read More
November 12th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Next 5-Week Course - 100% NewTaught By: Lori Hardtke, MSP and Peer Advisor.- Five Tuesdays - November 19 - December 17, 2019- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificRegister NowYou hear it all the time, you need to work "on" your business not "in" your business. You need to hire staff and delegate in - Read More
November 6th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Automate your social media marketing. Presented by Karl W. Palachuk.Click for DetailsI create about 125,000 social media touch points every month. How is that possible? I’ll show you exactly what I do. Join me live!There are three pieces to a successful scheduling and automation process. I - Read More
November 5th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Over in the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community, we posted two new seminars:The Execution Gap - How to get out of your own way and get things doneandStreamline Your Managed Services BusinessThe Execution Gap – Audio ProgramExclusive to the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community100% NEW - Read More
November 2nd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I have seen a certain kind of desperate spending creeping into our industry. It's not completely new or unique to our industry, but I believe it's becoming more common. Here's what I mean.Sometimes,  you just need to take action, and you don't know what to do. So you decide to try just about - Read More
October 19th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My friend and former Marketing Manager Monica Caraway wrote a blog post recently, reporting on the InBound conference in Boston. Check it out here: 11 Actionable Marketing Tactics We Learned from Inbound 2019.Monica is now a Marketing Consultant with Orange Marketing  -  https://www. - Read More
October 12th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Over at the Killing IT Podcast - - we are constantly talking about what's new, what's next, and what it means for IT consultants.One of our recurring topics is Drones - specifically drone aircraft. In fact, our Tuesday podcast includes a story about UPS developing ( - Read More