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September 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk
I got a note from Paychex, my payroll processor. Here's the gist: IRS Announces Major Changes to Form W-4 Postponed Until 2020 On 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 and tax communities. - read more
 
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September 16th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk
Last time (see Part One) I mentioned that you should create job descriptions that encourage the habits that allow people to excel and enjoy their jobs. People seek challenges. And they excel when the challenges have clear goals and good feedback mechanisms. - read more
 
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September 16th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk
Let me just start by stating that you can't make other people happy. Trust me on this. I've spent far too much of my life learning that lesson. - read more
 
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September 11th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk
I received this press release from my friends over at The ASCII Group. Congratulations to all members of the Executive Strategic Committee - several of whom are good friends of mine. (My apologies. I received this last week while traveling and mostly ignoring email.) - - - - - - read more
 
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August 10th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk
I stumbled onto an interesting site the other day called Photo Feeler at https://www.photofeeler.com. - read more
 
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June 4th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk
June has become the month for Webinars! I have four scheduled this month. Please sign up for at least three (one's kind of a repeat). All are free. - read more
 
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May 30th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk
Heads UP! I'm doing a marketing webinar. I get asked a lot about marketing and I don't have much to say. I did build one good-sized managed service business (my second was intended to be small but super-profitable). I grew KPEnterprises to twelve employees and about $960,000 in revenue. - read more
 
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May 29th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk
I got a great question from Chris M: Just finished your book, it was a really good read. I’m new to owning my own MSP business, worked for another MSP for 7 years and knew I could offer so much more if I started on my own.   - read more
 
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May 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk
As with everything in business, pricing strategies evolve over time. Early on in my "content" business, I used to have big sales. Over time, I partnered with a few organizations to give standardized discounts. - read more
 
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May 22nd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk
We are VERY Pleased to announce a new course at Great Little Seminar: [5W-14] Build a Highly Successful Appointment Setting Machine - Taught by long-time MSP coach Josh Peterson of Bering McKinley.  - read more
 

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