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
February 4th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
#1 Question: Is it too late to become a Managed Service Provider?Short Answer: No!In fact, what we call "managed service" is really just the way technology support will be delivered from now on. We're going to use great tools, sell network-managed solutions, and focus on preventive maintenance and - Read More
February 3rd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Great New Mini Class: Supercharge Hiring, Team Building, and Sales with DiSCLong time author, trainer, coach, and community builder Erick Simpson is teaching a great new 3-part mini course in the Small Biz Thoughts Community on DiSC personality profiles. Many of us use DiSC profiles at some point - Read More
February 2nd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
You may have missed it with the end-of-year hub-bub, but Google has announced the demise of Google+, the social media "start up" that never flourished. Now, I know it's easy to make fun of Google+ because they have never really been successful when measured against Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, - Read More
February 1st, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Some days I feel lazy. Then I sit down to look at what really got accomplished in the first month of the year. For me, it was quite a bit.I'm grateful to have had such a productive kick-off for 2019.Over at my YouTube Channel, I posted ten videos:Interview with Erick SimpsonSmall Biz Thoughts - Read More
January 28th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
If you're new to the Small Business IT world, you may not have bumped into Susan Bradley's content. If you HAVE been around much as all, you are pretty much guaranteed to have found her blog. Why? Well, she answers so many questions, that her blog turns out to be the answer for many technical - Read More
January 27th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
After many trials and tribulations, the German language edition of Managed Service Provider in 1 Monat is available!I am eternally grateful to my readers in other countries who have purchased my books in English. Of course, many people in Germany speak English extremely well. But my bet is that - Read More
January 25th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I sometimes mention my four-step process for standing up at a client's office. I casually mentioned this in a class I was teaching Tuesday when someone asked me where they could find the article or blog post on this. And I realized: I don't think I've actually posted it before.Here's the setup:1) - Read More
January 23rd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Woot!My friends at ASCII asked me to pass this along.Note: All of these event dates are in my weekly newsletter calendar. Now you know who the speakers are:- - - - -Keynote Speakers and Content Announced for 2019 ASCII IT Success SummitsBethesda, Maryland – December 20, 2018 -- The ASCII - Read More
January 22nd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Small Biz Thoughts Community Members:SBT Community Monthly Meeting - Send Your Questions and Join Me FridayOne of the benefits of your membership is the monthly get-together Community Meeting.Please note that there is one link and one password for the entire year - 2019. This get-together repeats - Read More
January 18th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am hosting an all-day Massive Coaching Mastermind event at the end of March in Sacramento, CA.Here's the basic timing:• Fly / Travel on Thursday, March 28th• We'll gather for drinks and networking Thursday evening• Mastermind Breakfast on Friday, March 29th• Meet / Mastermind - Read More