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By Karl_Palachuk
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Aug 15th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk On Sale – Now Big Sale. Amazing Sale. You’re going to be sad if you miss it sale: Managed Services Operations Manual: Standard Operating Procedures for Computer Consultants and Managed Service Providers Note: This product is due to be released on September 1, 2014. Order now to get the amazing […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Aug 15th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk In small business, the most popular financial tool is QuickBooks. They may not be your favorite tool, but chances are very good that you are using them. QuickBooks integrates with just about everything and is “the standard” for small business finance. See www.quickbooks.intuit.com. You may be using FreshBooks (www.freshbooks.co...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Aug 8th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk If a PSA is the tool you use to run you managed service business, the RMM – Remote Monitoring and Management – tool is what you use to deliver your managed services. While there are three primary PSA vendors, there are at least a dozen “primary” RMM vendors. The primary […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Aug 7th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk In Part I – http://blog.smallbizthoughts.com/2014/07/trust-in-business-part-i.html – I introduced the four stages in a trust relationship: Meet, Vet, Establish, and Maintain. That articles covers the first three stages, all of which are about setting up the trust relationship. Now let’s look at maintaining and transferrin...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Aug 4th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk Got some memos from the folks at SMB Nation. The big Fall event is in full swing. Registration is open. And the good hotel rates are good through August 28th. The primary site for the conference is http://fall2014.smbnation.com/.The primary site for the pre-day event is http://www.smbpreday.com/. Here’s the info: – […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Aug 1st, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk In Volume Two, Section II of the new books on SOPs, we’ll look at some important tools you need for running your company. The one tool most specifically designed to help you build a technology consulting business (computer consulting, managed services, tech support, etc.) is a PSA – Professional Services […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Jul 16th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk Did you every stop to think about how much we rely on trust in business? It’s so ingrained into our decision making that we take it for granted. You’ve heard it a thousand times: We do business with people we know, like, and trust. Take trust out of that equation […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Jul 14th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk Last week ended with a big, long memo from Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, filling the news gap of Summer immediately before Microsoft’s big WorldWide Partner Conference. The conference kicks off today. I wish I was there, but Microsoft’s WPC doesn’t really offer much for small business partners. No matter […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Jul 9th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk I got a nice little press release from my friends at Zynstra this morning. They’ve got a big new round of funding “to support continued growth, innovation and entry into North America.” So in case you’re wondering whether they’re planning to stick around, this should be a very good sign. […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Jul 8th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk Info from Harry B’s Big Beerfest in Washington, DC – right before SMB Nation: (I won’t be there, so I’ll need a designated drinker.) Beerfest at WPC! SMB Nation’s proud tradition of hosting a beerfest reception continues at the upcoming Microsoft Worldwide Partner (WPC) conference in Washington DC. The recepti...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Jul 2nd, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk Got a press release today from my friend James over at TigerPaw. Welcome to the community, Corey DeJong! – – – – – Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tigerpaw Software Announces New Hire Corey DeJong as Director of Marketing BELLEVUE, Neb., (June 30, 2014) – Tigerpaw Software Inc., announced today the [&...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Jun 3rd, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk I received an intriguing email yesterday from ChannelPro magazine. The subject line was “I promise that the Boston event will be BETTER than George Clooney’s wedding…and a lot more channel guys, too…” Registration is now officially open for the big ChannelPro SMB Forum. I normally attend these events, but I...
By Karl_Palachuk
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Jun 1st, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk One of the coolest project going right now in the SMB space is the “SMBKitchen ASP” project over at Third Tier. ASP stands for Amy/Susan/Phil – referring to the three Microsoft MVPs who are providing the content: Amy Babinchak, Susan Bradley, and Phil Elder. Find out more at http://www.thirdtier.net/smbkitchen-asp/...
By Karl_Palachuk
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May 23rd, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk Support for the Server 2003 generation of operating systems ends next year – including SBS 2003. We’ve been replacing these units with a combination of on-premises and cloud-based technologies. Now it’s time to take that to the next generation. I have the honor of running a new American Partner Advisory […]...
By Robin_Robins
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May 21st, 2014
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admin / Robin Robins Many business owners leave LOTSA money on the table by not addressing their existing clients’ unmet needs. Most don’t even know what they are because they never go looking for them. I’ve said for years that you’ll never have a client call and say, “Hey Boss, I got a pile of […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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May 19th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk I got a memo today from Caroline over at GFI Max. They’re going to be launching a new service called Web Protection as a new feature in GFI MAX RemoteManagement. Here’s the info:...
By Karl_Palachuk
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May 15th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk Sometimes in business we lose sight of the fact that our clients have “unofficial” needs besides those we claim to address with our services. In many cases, it’s the little niceties that separate us from our competition. I was in a networking meeting a few days ago and people were […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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May 9th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk I got a note from Harry over at SMB Nation about some friends of ours. SMB Nation is holding a special webinar with Nick East and Rhett Ryder from Zynstra (www.zynstra.com). I’ve been working with Zynstra for about seven months on strategies for bringing their products to the U.S. market. […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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May 8th, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk From time to time we need to take stock of who’s out there in the community. I was just talking to someone about meeting TEN years ago . . . and how much different the SMB (formerly SBS) community is compared to then. So I’ve been wondering what your business […]...
By Karl_Palachuk
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May 1st, 2014
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Karl Palachuk / Karl Palachuk I was talking to a number of partners recently about the best ways to make more money today. Much of the advice around the table was directed to one gentleman who kept stressing that he needs more money now – NOW – Right Now. I understand that frustration. I’ve been […]...