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January 11th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Join me in Anaheim at the big Q1 SMB TechFest.Thursday Jan 17, 20198:00am - 6:00pmOnsite in Sunny CaliforniaEXPO CENTER1960 S. Anaheim Way Anaheim, CASMB TechFest Industry conference is only 1 week away.   You need to attend.  Here are 5 important reasons why:Stay Current.  No - Read More
January 9th, 2019 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
During a conversation with one of our partners, the owner addressed their concern with employee retention. Effectively he lamented: “What is a business owner to do; keep training your staff and risk losing them to competition, or don’t train your staff and risk having to fire them? - Read More
January 7th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
What's Your Business Worth?Find out - no strings attached!Right now MSP valuations are off the charts. So if you've been speculating about what your business might be worth, Amy Babinchak and Rayanne Buchianico can help you out.Over at their site - Sell My MSP - they have a handy tool where you can - Read More
January 3rd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Managing Your Service Board - Setup, Core SOPs, and Daily Procedures5-Week class starts January 8th- Five Tuesdays -January 8 - February 5 , 2019 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificThis course covers the most important pieces of making your PSA (Professional Services Administration - Read More
January 2nd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Just in time for the New Year!Here's a checklist you can use to make sure you've tuned up your social media presence. Many of us tend to set up these accounts and then ignore them for a long time.Social Media Tune-Up ChecklistCopyright © 2019 Karl W. PalachukNote: The complete checklist is - Read More
December 31st, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
As the New Year rolls over to the new year, I am struck by the amazing team I work with.I also had an amazing team ten years ago, but it was very different. Back then, my team consisted of twelve people and about half a million dollars in payroll. I had an office staff, technicians, graphics - Read More
December 23rd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Mark Your Calendar for My 10th Annual State of the Nation Address for SMB IT ProfessionalsJanuary 16th, 20199:00 AM Pacific TimeRegister here.Free of course.No politics. Just a quick look at 2018, 2019, and some advice for moving ahead. - - - - -For those of you who missed the first nine - Read More
December 22nd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Employee Onboarding – Mini ClassWant a great way to kick off the new year? Tune up you employee onboarding process.Many companies don’t have a formal employee onboarding process. Why do you need one? Well, for starters, it makes you look more professional to potential employees and new - Read More
December 22nd, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Oil and gas companies within the Middle East and Russia have once again been targeted and attacked by various strains of malware. One of the strains appears to be the third version of the Shamoon worm that ran rampant in 2016, and the other one is known as Seedworm, named after - Read More
December 22nd, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Three months ago, security researcher Travis Ormandy from Google Project Zero detailed a significant flaw of which Logitech has finally released a patch. In his September 18th meeting the engineers at Logitech gave the impression that they understood the problem and had a fix in - Read More