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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July 5th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Dave Seibert's big quarterly gathering is July 18th in Anaheim.I'll be there - Join me!SMB TechFest Thursday, July 18th.  8 am to 6 pm.Business Expo CenterAnaheim, CAA $795 valueReserve your seat now using my complimentary passRegister:  www.smbTechFest.comAdditional Topics and - Read More
July 1st, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
In case you missed the email from Harry B and M365 Nation:You could be a Microsoft 365 Hero. Nominate yourself or someone else you think is a “hero” in the Microsoft 365 world.This is your chance for global community validation and be recognized for your expertise in the Microsoft - Read More
June 25th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Cloud Services in a Month - Applying the Book- Five Tuesdays - July 2 - 30, 2019 -- Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificBased on the brand new book Cloud Services in a Month, this course will give you the information, forms, processes, and motivation to move full force into providing - Read More
June 23rd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
- - - - -NOTE: The results of this feedback are posted here: kp- - - - -Many of you read my weekly newsletter. Thank You!!!But I'm always looking for feedback. And right now I am really looking for feedback.Will - Read More
June 21st, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I asked for feedback on my weekly newsletter. Thank you to those who responded.It can be difficult to be a "content creator" in the modern world. At some level, you have to infer whether people enjoy something based on whether they're clicking, liking, following, buying, and so forth. But once in a - Read More
June 20th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Received this press release from our friends over at SolarWinds:-- -- --AUSTIN, Texas, June 18, 2019 — SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the release of SolarWinds® Service Desk, an IT service management (ITSM) - Read More
June 19th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Received this announcement from our friends over at Sherweb . . .Meet Our Speakers for Accelerate 2019! Our Accelerate Cloud Summit will feature interactive workshops and training sessions led by renowned leaders in the marketing, sales and tech industry. This is your chance to learn about proven - Read More
June 18th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen that I signed up to try Lyft's Driverless Car experience in Las Vegas last week. Here's the report on that.When I took my Lyft to the hotel in Vegas, I was offered the opportunity to use their "Driverless" option. That's in quotes because there are - Read More
June 15th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Cloud Services in a Month - Status UpdateWriting - Done ✅Beta Reader feedback - Done ✅Assigned to Professional proofreader - Done ✅Assigned to Layout (interior) - Done ✅Final cover - Due this week. Maybe today.Indexing - Waiting on final layoutKindle Edition - Waiting on all - Read More
June 12th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I'm working hard to finish my next book and just finished a chapter looking at staff requirements for IT consulting in the 2020s. It struck me that some of us have quietly slipped into relying on a type of employee that many people don't even know exists: The Tech Admin.I think it's time for you to - Read More