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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
July 18th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
One of the interesting things about "living out loud" is that you expose the world to parts of your personal life. And if you don't manage that well, you give up some of your privacy. Many people might be surprised, given my activities on Facebook and this blog, that I have all kinds things in - Read More
 
July 16th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I mentioned in my weekly newsletter this morning that you should keep your eyes on Robert Crane's blog for a podcast. Just got the official announcement that the podcast has been posted. It's a conversation between Robert, Ken Shafer, and Jeff Middleton. Here's Robert's notice: - - - - - - Read More
 
July 15th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Last week I put together a survey and asked the community to respond. Boy, you sure did! We had almost 500 responses (498, actually). Of those, 204 people entered in comments. Some of them were quite long. In all, you gave more than 10,000 words of feedback. Twenty-four countries were represented - Read More
 
July 15th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Last week I put together a survey and asked the community to respond. Boy, you sure did! We had almost 500 responses (498, actually). Of those, 204 people entered in comments. Some of them were quite long. In all, you gave more than 10,000 words of feedback. Twenty-four countries were represented - Read More
 
July 14th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Please check out the HP/Microsoft Coffee Coaching blog. You'll find their blog on my Blog Roll at my Small Biz Thoughts blog. Anyway, they're holding a special webcast Wednesday, July 18th to talk about operating systems from MS and hardware from HP in the months ahead. Here's their - Read More
 
July 13th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
There are two primary reasons that machines are added to a Managed Service contract: 1) The client hires a new employee, or 2) An existing user gets a new computer. But there are all kinds of other reasons that machines show up (someone just wants two computers, client adds a job-specific machine, - Read More
 
July 13th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I know most people don't actually follow my blogs and other writings. But those who do are aware of some changes I'm making this year. I have closed down my Promotion Monkey newsletter and the Freeday Friday podcasts. Karl W. Palachuk The reason is no great mystery: I am a firm believer in - Read More
 
July 13th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
There are two primary reasons that machines are added to a Managed Service contract: 1) The client hires a new employee, or 2) An existing user gets a new computer. But there are all kinds of other reasons that machines show up (someone just wants two computers, client adds a job-specific - Read More
 
July 12th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Harry Brelsford over at SMB Nation has a GREAT announcement. I'm reprinting it here. The gist is: SMB Nation is re-launching the Pocket MBA program with a new approach and a whole new cast of characters. I' going to be teaching on of the courses. Please consider signing up. At a minimum, give it - Read More
 
July 9th, 2012 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Okay, folks. Let's gather a few numbers. Recently, two major announcements came out of Microsoft. 1) SBS Standard is going away at the end of next year. SBS Essentials is being folded into the Server 2012 family. 2) The SBSC program is going away. Instead, you are encouraged to gain a " - Read More
 

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