About Small Biz Thoughts

The Bookstore

The Small Biz Thoughts Bookstore, formerly SMB Books, is geared toward small to medium business consultants. Many of our products have a technology bent, but any type of consultant interested in building consistent, efficient and successful practices will find a lot to love here.

Inside the store, you’ll find books, seminars, recorded programs, white papers, checklists and more. Many of Karl’s products are listed here for sale, including the famous 68-Point Checklist (free) and the best-selling Managed Serviced Operations Manual. In addition, Karl’s books cover network migrations, network documentation, service agreements, managed services, work/life balance and more.

We also feature materials by some of the best and brightest in our business. 

The Brand

Small Biz Thoughts began as a blog in 2006 by Karl W. Palachuk and has since grown to be one of the most well-read technology blogs in the world. In 2018, the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community opened its virtual doors where SMB Consultants can find resources, support, and inspiration from both Karl and each other. Partner brands and blogs by Karl include Great Little Seminar, the SMB Community Podcast, and the SBT Technology Community.

Karl W. Palachuk

Karl W. Palachuk has built and sold two managed service businesses in Sacramento, CA. He is the founder and president of the Sacramento SMB IT Professionals Group, and author of several books, including The Network Documentation Workbook and Managed Services in a Month.

 Karl has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars all over the world for more than fifteen years. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with a Bachelor’s Degree from Gonzaga University and a Master’s Degree from The University of Michigan. He is also a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, and is an original member of Microsoft’s Small Business Specialist Advisory Panel.