The SMB Community Podcast

Hosted ByKarl W. Palachuk

Podcasts for IT consultants and managed service providers in the SMB Community.


Karl W. Palachuk has been an IT Consultant since 1995 and is one of the pioneers of the managed services business model. He is the author of twenty books, most of which are also available as audio books.

He is the founder of the Small Biz Thoughts Community and maintains several blogs, including Small Biz Thoughts and Relax Focus Succeed.

Karl has owned several small businesses, including two very successful Managed Service companies in Sacramento, CA. He received his first Microsoft certification in 1995 and his first MCSE in 1999. He was an active, hands-on Systems Engineer until January of 2017.

Amy Babinchak is the owner of three IT related businesses: Harbor Computer Services, Third Tier, and Sell My MSP. She has been working in the small and medium business IT field for more than 20 years. Amy is a technical person with advanced skills in networking design, management, and implementation. She values technology for what it does for people and the success it brings to business.

Amy is also a Microsoft MVP for 14 years. She has received numerous leadership awards and is a valued member of various boards. She is a member of the executive council of the Managed Services community at CompTia.

James Kernan is the author of the 36 Month Millionaire Program, and recently published books, Leadership Essentials for Successful Executives and Business Tips. For the past 12 years, James has served as a Principal Consultant for Kernan Consulting and provides Coaching, Advising and Mentoring programs to entrepreneurs and leaders.

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All Episodes

Calyptix Launches Community Shield – Host Amy Babinchak

Host Amy interviewed Ben Yarbrough, CEO at Calyptix Security Corporation about their new product launch. Ben founded in 2005 and has focused on the Small/SMB space from the start. He is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated…

Noelle Johnson on Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Technology

Host Karl talked to Noelle Johnson, Co-Founder and Learning and Development Partner with Johnson Squared Consulting. Noelle has over a decade of experience working in operations and transforming company culture into a more equitable and happier work…

The Power of Content Repurposing with Amy Woods

Host James Kernan interviews Amy Woods from Content 10X. Amy is an expert in content repurposing and the Founder of Content 10x – a niche creative agency. She helps content creators grow their audience by maximizing their return on the content they…

Marvin Bee – Podnutz Pro, Florida Man, and Growing Your MSP Business

Host Karl caught up with Marvin Bee from Fort Lauderdale, FL. Marvin runs MB Systems of South Florida Inc. You may know Marvin at the host of the Podnutz Pro Podcast (see .  We start out with one of Marvin’s famous “Florida Man” news stories…

Dave Seibert – Connector, Coach, and Conference Organizer Extraordinaire

Karl caught up his long-time friend Dave Seibert. Dave is a managed service provider, a Microsoft MVP, organizer of the SMB Techfest events, and much, much more. Dave is an internationally-recognized community builder. This includes his status as a…

Matter365 – Helping MSPs and VARs provide vertically integrated solutions in Microsoft 365

Host Karl talked to Abe Stein, Co-founder and General Manager at Matter365. Matter365 is a practice management solution for law firms, accounting firms, and SMBs of all kinds. It is built on top of Microsoft 365. As an experienced entrepreneur and…

Why Cybersecurity Is an Imperative for Small Business

Host Karl interviews Jim Goldman from Trava Security, Inc. Jim wrote the book on cyber security, literally! He is a nationally published author and frequently requested speaker and subject matter expert on relevant technical topics such as…

Ian Luckett – Innovate to Success in 2021

IT/MSP Business Growth Coaching Services  Host Karl interviews Ian Luckett from Innovate to Success. Ian Luckett is a multi-talented IT & MSP business growth expert with over 20 years’ experience as a mentor, coach and business strategist….

What’s Up at TechCon Unplugged

Host Karl caught up with Paco Lebron from the MSP Unplugged podcast to talk about their upcoming LIVE event in Chicago – TechCon Unplugged. Juicy details at .  Paco Lebron is the CEO and Founder of ProdigyTeks Inc. an MSP located in the West Loop…