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 31st, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
As the New Year rolls over to the new year, I am struck by the amazing team I work with.I also had an amazing team ten years ago, but it was very different. Back then, my team consisted of twelve people and about half a million dollars in payroll. I had an office staff, technicians, graphics - Read More
December 23rd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Mark Your Calendar for My 10th Annual State of the Nation Address for SMB IT ProfessionalsJanuary 16th, 20199:00 AM Pacific TimeRegister here.Free of course.No politics. Just a quick look at 2018, 2019, and some advice for moving ahead. - - - - -For those of you who missed the first nine - Read More
December 22nd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Employee Onboarding – Mini ClassWant a great way to kick off the new year? Tune up you employee onboarding process.Many companies don’t have a formal employee onboarding process. Why do you need one? Well, for starters, it makes you look more professional to potential employees and new - Read More
December 22nd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
ChannelPro will hold events in FIVE cities next year. I plan to be at all of them.A free, live event in a city near you!RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!Atlanta - Chicago - San Jose - Toronto - NewarkWho Should Attend?    Local area IT integrators, consultants and Managed Service Providers Why - Read More
December 20th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Well, another big project is "in the can" as we posted the final video podcast in a series today.Today's podcast over at SMB Community Podcast is: Go To Market with Remote Support Service.This SMB Community Podcast is the sixth in a six-part series on improving your business and making more money - Read More
December 18th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My friends over at ASCII sent this press release and asked me to pass it on.- - -The ASCII Group and InfoSec Institute Partner to Provide Members Essential Business ToolsAll new MSP Toolkit simplifies security awareness program delivery for ASCII membersMADISON, Wis., Dec. 14, 2018 - Managed - Read More
December 14th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Got a memo today.The last Channel Company event ended this week. So it's time to register for 2019!I've registered already. Hope to see you there.- - - - -Here's the 411:April 9-12, 2019Mandalay BayLas VegasREGISTER NOWWhat to Expect at #CPExpo 2019We're heading to Mandalay Bay this Spring with one - Read More
December 13th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
This morning I posted a new SMB Community Podcast with Dave Sobel, Senior Director of MSP Evangelism at SolarWinds MSP. It's the fifth installment in a six-part series entitled Remote Control Deep Dive: Build and Grow Your Business.In the series, we're talking about how to get the most out of your - Read More
December 13th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
NexGen is always a great event. And for the last two years, it's been the last big event of the year.My overall feeling about this event was that it was relaxed. Vendors were relaxed because the next thing they get to do is go home and enjoy the holidays. And pretty much the same thing was true for - Read More
December 5th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Starts Thursday. FREE to Small Biz Thoughts Community members.Only $99 for others.Introducing the all newTune Up Your YouTube Channel – 3-Week Mini Class.Following up on the very popular mini-course on maximizing your Client Roadmap Process, this class is focused entirely on using YouTube - Read More