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SMB Community Podcast by James Kernan

Focused 100% on IT Service Providers and SMB IT Consultants. The SMB Community Podcast is produced by Karl W. Palachuk and the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community. Dedicated to the success of every IT professional. Episodes drop every Thursday. Hosts include Karl W. Palachuk, Amy Babinchak, and James Kernan.

Sep 23, 2015

One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen at a conference is a “Visual Practitioner” summarizing the event via large scale drawings. I talked to Jackie Forbes at the recent MAX 2015 conference. She is with Drawn to Learn ( Her background is in meeting facilitation, so she has good skills...

Sep 20, 2015

Back at the vendor hall . . . I talked to four folks about taking your business to the next level. Two of them are directly in sales and marketing (helping you with S&M), one who helps you generate reports to make more sales, and an industry organization you should absolutely be involved with.


Ken Goldstein is with...

Sep 18, 2015

While in DC for the MAX 2015 conference, I wandered down to the vendor hall. Of course I took my trusty recorder along for the stroll. Here are three quick interviews with vendors I met.


Carl Banzhof from iScanOnline talked about “data breach intelligence.” Basically, they use a host-based agent to search for...

Sep 12, 2015

I always love working with Joe Panettieri. He’s a very smart guy, very fun to talk to, and totally tuned into the channel.So I had to grab him for a quick podcast when I saw him in DC this week.

Joe Penettieri at MAX

Joe Penettieri at MAX

Joe and his partner Amy Katz run After Nines, Inc., a consulting company. And they’ve been...

Sep 6, 2015

I love the ChannelPro SMB Forums. There’s always something new and different going on. Even the panels change from city to city.

Here’s a quick report from the ChannelPro SMB Forum in Chicago last week. You can still sign up for the last show of the year – November 3rd in New York / New Jersey. See