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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.

Sep 10, 2020

I sat down (virtually) with Harry Brelsford, the true found of the SMB IT consulting community worldwide. For more than twenty years, Harry has been the prime mover and shaker at SMB Nation, and is the author of more than twenty books, primarily focused on technology and consulting in the SMB space.

Many years ago, Harry wrote one of my favorite books on how to be a technology consultant - SMB Consulting Best Practices. For years I had hoped that Harry would update that book for the twenty-first century. Now he has!

Today Harry is releasing The Pocket MBA - Instant Entrepreneur. This is a great new book. It is good for any audience - IT or not -  and is a great resource for anyone who is looking to start their own consulting business, for any industry.

In this interview, Harry explains the "Finder Minder Grinder" model he uses to organize the book. You can check it own now at www.pocket.mba/ (check out that URL).

Chapters include:

  • So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?!?!?
  • Entrepreneur Business Plan
  • Foundation for Entrepreneurial Success
  • Discovering Opportunity
  • Planting Seeds and Growing an Entrepreneur Practice
  • Entrepreneur Marketing
  • PIVOT Marketing and Analytics System
  • Entrepreneurial Sales
  • Be the Rainmaker
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • Use Case: Consulting Methodologies
  • New Ideas!

This interview has some very interesting observations about entrepreneurs, starting a business, and consulting in general. Check it out.

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