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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December 29th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Karl's 13th Annual State of the Nation Address for SMB ITMark your calendar now and don't miss this once-a-year webinar. This will be my 13th Annual "State of the Nation" address for small business technology providers.Wednesday, January 12th9:00 AM Pacific / 12 Noon EasternRegister in advance for - Read More
December 21st, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Huge new benefits.Price goes up January 1st - but you can lock in at the current price for life Please take a second to read this. I promise to keep it short. Now is the best time to join the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community ever! Here's why:Our rates go up January 1st. If you join now, you - Read More
December 13th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 From ASCII . . .Bethesda, Maryland – December 13, 2021 -- The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, MSSPs and Solution Providers, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual ASCII Cup, with awards given to the ASCII Cup winner and Top 10 Vendors of 2021 - Read More
December 9th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Press Release from The ASCII Group . . .The ASCII Group Collaborates with Amazon Business to Offer New Benefits to its MSP MembersBethesda, Maryland – December 9, 2021 – The ASCII Group is pleased to announce a new collaboration to provide its Managed Service Provider members in the United States - Read More
December 7th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Killing IT LIVE Returns January 19thOne of the hottest podcasts for IT professionals is going LIVE again in January.January 19, 20229am PacificRegister NowWe've moved to the Zoom platform for a much-improved viewer experience. Get on the list now so you don't miss it.Register now and don't miss it! - Read More
December 3rd, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We had a GREAT Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community Roundup meeting on Thursday. Our special "Roundup" meetings are held the first Thursday of every month for members only. We produce events that you won't find anywhere else in the IT Community.We kicked off the December meeting with two big - Read More
November 29th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Like it or not, "chat bots" are the future. But you need to manage them just like employees!There are several kinds of chat bots. The most basic are just pop-ups on the web site that allow someone to start a conversation that is handed off to a real human. You've probably experienced a version of - Read More
November 19th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Note: This roundtable will *not* be recorded as requested by Paul – you’ll want to join us live!The December SBT Roundtable will be a spectacular holiday party!For this month’s Roundtable, we’re happy to welcome Anthropologist and Mentalist, Paul Draper!December 2nd at 9:00 AM Pacific. The regular - Read More
November 17th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
No kidding: Bookmark this post so you can find it and come back to download these resources as needed.I am honored to sit on the Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Executive Committee for CompTIA. And I want to give a HUGE shout-out to Yvette Steele, perhaps one of the greatest cat-herders of all - Read More
November 16th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Grab this resource at www.MSPWebinar.comI did a paid client-facing cybersecurity training for office workers in November 2021. So I figured, as long as I'm at it, I'll update the sample training for YOU, the IT Service Provider.Everyone is welcome to:View the training exactly as I presented on Zoom - Read More