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
July 6th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
This blog is intended to talk the SMB community off the ledge. (This is not intended as a "defense" of Microsoft, but a bit of reality check for people.) Yesterday the Yahoo Groups and email lists were all abuzz with the news that Microsoft will be dropping the SBS line. Many people seem to be - Read More
 
July 6th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
One of the most important functions of any business is to properly track the time of its employees. On one hand, we need to track how much labor is used to serve our clients. On the other hand, we need to track how many hours each employee should be paid for in a given time period. The most - Read More
 
July 5th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
SBS is Dead: Long Live Foundation Server About an hour ago my friend David Fabritius posted on the Official SBS Blog: "I'm writing today about a significant milestone for Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS). With the new Windows Server 2012 line up,Windows Small Business Server - Read More
 
July 4th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Our friend Regina Ciardiello over at SMB Nation posted an urgent blog post yesterday regarding another friend Jeremiah Ilges. See her post here: http://www.smbnation.com/index.php/news/news/entry/urgent-please-register-as-marrow-donor-to-help-smb-nation-employee Jeremiah is battling a disease - Read More
 
June 29th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We've discussed Service Manager and Technician Roles and Responsibilities. Your front office is also critical to your success. With very small companies, this role will be played by the owner for awhile. But it needs to be handed over to someone else as soon as possible. While these tasks are - Read More
 
June 22nd, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
IT Troubleshooting: Eight Rules and Thirteen Techniques for Success Troubleshooting is a very interesting piece of our jobs. It is almost never taught. Yet it is central to our success. After all, if you have no troubleshooting skills, you'll spend lots of time NOT solving problems. - Read More
 
June 21st, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We just put out a major press release about the SMB Online Conference June 26-28. We have an amazing line-up of speakers. One is my brother and co-author Manuel Palachuk of Conceptual Age Consulting. Manuel is a coach and "outsourced COO" for managed service providers. One of the things he - Read More
 
June 19th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We just put out a major press release about the SMB Online Conference June 26-28. One of our speakers, Stuart Selbst, is a business coach specializing in the SMB market. Stuart will talk about measuring the success of your business . . . and more. All of our amazing speakers have great topics - - Read More
 
June 15th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
One of the things I always say is that you have to stop doing some things in order to be more successful in others. Well, I am actively taking my own advice. I have recently made a decision to cut out several of the  activities I have been engaged in. I wish I could say that they're not - Read More
 
March 10th, 2010 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Sorry for the delay (busy). I attended the first-ever SMB VOIP show in Vegas. It was pretty funny for me to be presenting there. The SMB show was "inside" the larger Channel Partners show. Two years ago some folks from Channel Partners called me because I had proposed a paper for their conference - Read More
 

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