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September 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Gotta say: I love the stuff we're doing on this year's SMB Roadshow.We've only got TWO shows left this year! So if you haven't signed up yet, now is a great time.Full info at, I cover a massive - but extremely important - topic: The 25 Absolutely Unbreakable Rules of - Read More
September 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got a note from Paychex, my payroll processor. Here's the gist:IRS Announces Major Changes to Form W-4 Postponed Until 2020On September 20, 2018, the Treasury Department and the IRS announced that they are delaying any major changes for Form W-4, based on feedback they received from the payroll - Read More
September 27th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Small businesses targeted by highly localized Ursnif campaign Windows Defender Research  Microsoft 365, Windows, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Endpoint Security, Threat Protection, Research    Cyber thieves are continuously looking for new - Read More
September 25th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Microsoft announced a launch more than 80 hours of learning for Azure, Dynamics 365, Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow. The new learning platform includes experiences that will help you, your customers, and partners to up-level your skills, prepare for new role-based certification exams - Read More
September 23rd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Please join me for a very special webinar . . . and a peak into your future.The CompTIA Managed Services committee and the Emerging Technology Committee have teamed up to bring you this special webinar: Welcome to the Exponential Century.September 20, 201811 AM Pacific / 1 PM Central / 2 PM - Read More
September 21st, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
I don’t like writing breach stories because they occur far too often. On the other hand, when the breach is the fault of the sales merchant, one hopes exposure would cause a renewed interest in other merchants to better secure their retail websites to assure such data loss doesn’t - Read More
September 21st, 2018 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
Learn to build a profitable IT Security Services Practice This Webinar course covers what to include in a compelling, comprehensive IT Security Services Solution Stack. You’ll learn the sales process for IT Security, and how to qualify, sell and deliver these services to prospects and - Read More
September 20th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Four new items - including a 600 page book - added to the Small Biz Thoughts Community this week.Today's addition is theCloud Services Objection CrusherThis is a 9 page PDF document in Q and A format. I present the 36 biggest objections you might hear from cloud service prospects. Better yet - Read More
September 20th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
It's all about CultureIn Part One and Part Two of this series I talked about creating jobs that are challenging and enjoyable, and about getting the right people into the right jobs. Now let's talk about building the culture you want.Culture is an extraordinary, powerful force in a company. It can - Read More
September 19th, 2018 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
One of the fastest growing segments of the cybersecurity protection market is also one of the most mysterious. The dark web is that shady realm that few understand, including small and mid-size business owners, yet those who ignore the part it plays in breaches and ransomware attacks are more - Read More