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SMB Community Podcast by Karl W. Palachuk

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.

Feb 18, 2021

Karl and Mike get together for an update on security. As you know, 2020 was quite a year. There was new legislation at the state and local levels, primarily in response to an explosion of sophisticated attacks of ransomware.

We went into a good deal of detail on new NIST and CMMC recommendations, as well as a major...


Dec 17, 2020

Karl interviews co-host James Kernan on his new book, Tech Up or Lose Out. James is the editor and publisher of the book. And, of course, he wrote a good deal of it.

James calls this book the Entrepreneurs Guide to IT. The target audience is small business - not just IT businesses. You might, for example, give this book...


Dec 3, 2020

Karl interviews Manuel Palachuk, author and coach.

Manuel is introducing a new kind of interactive event call The IT Confidential. See https://theitconfidential.com.

The new venture is a bit like a webinar/podcast with a major twist: A live audience. The goal is to take a hard look at some issues that others are not...


Oct 22, 2020

I caught up with Paul Green again, from Paul Green's MSP Marketing.

One of the first things Pauls says is that you can't really speed up sales most of the time because you don't have the power place your prospects in a position of "needing" your services. Your goal is to be there when they realize they have a need. But...


Oct 1, 2020

Today's guest is Todd Snapp from Stridepoint, the developer of Relay Managed Security Awareness.

We do a deep dive into "Security Awareness" services. And, of course, my big question was about the managed piece of this.

Several companies will now send out test phishing email to catch client users opening things they...