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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.

Small Biz Thoughts
October 22nd, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
“The way you do anything is the way you do everything.”— Tom WaitsI love this quote—even if it’s not always true. It goes hand in hand with “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Everyone does judge a book by its cover: That’s how we decide - Read More
October 21st, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am honored to be on the Executive Council of the CompTIA Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community.CompTIA is always helping technology professionals to increase their skills. (Everyone knows about the CompTIA exams, and they're even used as curriculum guides for many schools.)There are - Read More
October 13th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 Managed Services in a Month - Applying the BookInstructor: Karl W. Palachuk- Five Tuesdays: Oct 20 - Nov 17 -- Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificYou're guaranteed to learn something that will make or save you the price of admission!This course will cover the process - Read More
October 5th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
If you only read this blog, you may have missed some of the other stuff I do. I put a list of recent activities in my weekly newsletter (signup here). But here's the really weird part: I estimate that about 10% of those who follow something I do are subscribed to my weekly email. So for all - Read More
October 2nd, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
BIG congratulations to ASCII for bringing Jessie Devine onboard as Director of Channel Development. Jessie is one of my favorite people, and ASCII is one of my favorite groups. So this is totally awesome!Here's the official press release:Bethesda, Maryland – October 2, 2020 – The ASCII - Read More
October 1st, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Perhaps the luckiest thing that happened to me in 1995 is that I read The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber for the first time. (I have re-read it many times since then.)A friend heard that I was going to quit my job and go into business for myself as a contractor. He recommended the book. It was - Read More
September 29th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We get letters .  . .John asks, I understand that your definition of managed services includes operating system and software maintenance only. We have a client with a line-of-business application that has a client-server structure. When the software vendor releases an update for the - Read More
September 25th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I have been honored to serve on CompTIA's Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Executive Council for 2020. There are several positions open for 2021.If you've opted out of competing for the Nobel Peace Prize, you can still jump in contribute something to our community.As I mentioned back in - Read More
September 23rd, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Hewlett Packard (HP) has a very famous set of guiding principles they refer to simply as “The HP Way.” You can search that term and find a couple of different variations. These guidelines help employees, managers, sales people, and administrators to have a common framework.The HP Way is - Read More
September 16th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 Today Amazon announced Amazon Music Podcasts. And, I'm happy to announce, our podcasts are available there![Side note: The word "music" in that description is simply because that's the division of Amazon doing the distribution. I'm sure they'll change the name at some point.]We submitted the - Read More