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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January 16th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am pleased to announce a very special webinar for all US-based IT consultants. It features Rayanne Buchianico and Rich Freeman.This Webinar was recorded:January 12thYou may view it here, on YouTube: is well-known as an instructor, MSP, and - Read More
January 5th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
This flew in through the transom from my friends as ASCII . . .The ASCII Group Announces Keynote Speakers and Content for 2021 EventsBethesda, Maryland – January 5, 2021 – The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, MSSPs and Solution Providers, is - Read More
January 5th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Powerhouse of One: How to Be Super Successful MSP (or Solo Entrepreneur)Taught By: Lori Hardtke, Community Leader and Coach- Five Tuesdays - January 12 - February 9, 2021- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificRegister NowYou hear it all the time, you need to work "on" your business not "in" your - Read More
January 4th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
You May Have Missed This . . .I somehow managed to post 110 posts to this blog in 2020. That's about nine per month. Many people primarily get information about what I'm up to on this blog. Others, primarily through my newsletter (sign up at, and still - Read More
January 3rd, 2021 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We've had a great year on YouTube!We had just over 61,000 views - and more than 2,800 hours of total watch time. And we've added almost 600 new subscribers.Our most popular playlist is SOPs - Standard Operating Procedures.I always appreciate comments and questions on these videos.#1 Video - SOP: - Read More
December 30th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
My 12th Annual "State of the Nation" Address is January 13thMark your calendar now and don't miss this once-a-year webinar. This will be my 12th Annual "State of the Nation" address for small business technology providers.Wednesday, January 13th9:00 AM Pacific / 12 Noon EasternRegister in advance - Read More
December 28th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We think we have the 7-part formula for making 2021 as successful as possible!I know you have lots of organizations you could join. I belong to most of them.Please do yourself a favor and consider the Small Bit Thoughts Technology Community.You'll save $100 right now - and lock in that price for - Read More
December 19th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Stop Buying Tools That Kill Your Productivity!Please join me on this free webinar with my friends at Acronis.January 14th11 AM Pacific / 2 PM EasternRegister Here: it or not, your security tools are probably cutting into the productivity of your entire team! Security can - Read More
December 17th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community meets by Zoom every Thursday. And on the Third Thursday of every month we have our official "Monthly Meeting." Today, we announced the winners of our annual Community Awards for 2020.We had quite a lot of great people to choose from. We have many very - Read More
December 16th, 2020 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Ta-DAAAA!This is my 2,000th blog post on the Small Biz Thoughts Blog.This blog was launched in February 2006, thanks to Susan Bradley. I don't think Susan actually knows that.Way back in 2005 (October), I attended SMB Nation in Seattle and met Susan. She was wearing a shirt that said, "I'm blogging - Read More