by Small Biz Thoughts

2023 SMB Online Conference for IT Service Providers

Nothing Happens by Itself

Nothing Happens by Itself

2023 SMB Online Conference for IT Service Providers

Nothing Happens by Itself

Nothing Happens by Itself

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2 action-packed days

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11 hours of education

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100% geared toward SMBs
& IT Service Providers

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100% Action-oriented content

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Nothing Happens by Itself

Author Karl W. Palachuk has a motto for his business and life: Nothing Happens by Itself. Basically, this is a reminder that planning, preparing, scheming, and getting your mind set for success are all important – but they mean nothing until you take action.

This is important because many business owners go to conferences, read books, take classes, go to trainings and never implement anything. No amount of time, effort, and energy that you spend educating yourself will improve you unless you add actions to the list.

You have to actually do something. You have to implement the things that you’ve learned. You have to take action to move things ahead.

This year’s conference will give you some great information and strategies for making meaningful change in your business.

Small IT companies face greater challenges than ever. We are facing a difficult hiring market in the middle of a very uncertain economy. We are competing for resources and clients more than ever. And government regulation is growing all the time.

You need a plan.

But, more importantly, you need a plan of action. This year’s speakers will all focus on hand-on actions you can take to improve your business and be more competitive in the years ahead.

What happens if I don't do anything? Nothing.

Let's do this

The Time is Right

The best time to make changes in your business for the 2020’s was last year. The second best time is right now!

In the technology sector, we are constantly reminded that change is unrelenting. But we’re also just small businesses, working our way through the global, and local changes that all businesses deal with. AND, more importantly, our clients are mostly small- and medium-sized businesses facing the same challenges.

IT consultants are uniquely positioned to help our clients thrive in the years ahead. We understand tech. We understand the business environment. And we understand the greatest challenges our clients face today: The double threats of cyber attacks and government regulation.

This conference focuses on the processes and procedures – and actions – you need to be successful going forward. Our goal is to provide you with actionable advice, and the strategies to help both you and your clients thrive in the years ahead.

Anyone can be healthy. Any business can thrive, but you need to take action.

Nothing Happens by Itself

Coming soon!

Nothing Happens by Itself: Topics

This conference is all about taking your business to a new level as we enter a new era in technology consulting.
I’m super excited about this year’s event and looking forward to amazing new content.

We’re busy brainstorming, selecting, and honing our best ideas to deliver great content to you. As soon as our topics are finalized, we’ll post them here! Make sure to join the newsletter to stay updated.

Nothing happens by itself: Topics

This conference is all about taking your business to a new level as we enter a new era in technology consulting.
I’m super excited about this year’s event and looking forward to amazing new content.

Topic 1 | The Absolutely Unbreakable Rules of Service Delivery

• Deliver great service
• Develop and maintain a great workplace culture
• Stay profitable
• Awesome Customer Service Serves YOU, Not Just The Client

Topic 2 | Promotion and Marketing Consistency

• Develop your best list of potential new clients
• Make LinkedIn work for you (without cringing)
• Zero in on your local target market without hiring a marketing firm or buying a list

Topic 3 | 10 Trends Partners can Exploit to Future Proof their Business

• Dig into the emerging trends of 2020
• Learn what big-ticket items are on your clients' horizon
• Find out where your opportunities are

Topic 4 | MSP Billing by the Device

• Simple to understand and sell
• Protects profits at device heavy sites
• Leads to lower “headline pricing” than per seat
• Can manage device expansion (WFH anyone)?

Topic 5 | Building A Business That Thrives

• Discover the internal obstacles keeping you from thriving
• Learn the model to understand your business's life-cycle and it's keys to success
• Use a scorecard to measure & improve your ability to thrive

Topic 6 | Pricing and Packaging your MSP Plans

• Demystify the pricing process
• Learn what to include and exclude in your offer
• Build an offer that allows you to scale your business

Topic 7 | How to Journal for Business Success

• Recognize what we're already achieving!
• Improve productivity and business success
• Set your priorities and stay focused
• Create your personal bucket list
• Improve accountability by involving your family & friends

Topic 8 | Lets Focus on Being Topic(al)

• An interactive session with audience questions • We'll break down how the trends of the day work
• Learn how to leverage news and information to be effective

Topic 9 | Maximizing Profits in the New Normal

• Learn how to spot growth surges before they become overwhelming
• Adapt to new workflows and customer demands
• Onboard multiple clients in a few weeks
• Dig into your financials to find stories of success

Topic 10 | Expanding Your Prospect Network during Social Distancing

• Learn how to rapidly increase your impact.
• How to quickly find key decision makers and influencers.
• Actions to grow your Social Sales Index, leverage Notifications, know your reach effectiveness, and find Super Connectors.

Topic 11 | The Seven Predictors of Success - Stacking Your Odds

• The top seven predictors of success
• Learning to share your success with others in order to propel your own
• Planning your success versus waiting for it to happen

Schedule and Conference Details

Details will be added as soon as they’re confirmed. We have every confidence you’re going to love what we have planned for you. Check out the 2020 highlights to hear from past attendees!

Day 01

Introduction

Karl W. Palachuk

8:30 AM -

9:00 AM

Day 01

Nothing Happens by Itself

Karl W. Palachuk

9:00 -

9:50 AM

Day 01

The Magic of Security

Paul Draper

10:00 -

10:50 AM

Day 01

How to Navigate the New Microsoft Partner Program

Amy Babinchak

11:00 -

11:50 AM

Day 01

MSP Contracts Don’t Have to Kill Profitability

Anne Hall

12:00 -

12:50 PM

Day 01

Title TBD

TBD

1:00 -

1:50 PM

Day 01

MSP Valuations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of M&A for Small IT Service Providers

Rayanne Buchianico, Erick Simpson, George Sierchio

2:00 -

2:50 PM

Day 02

Introduction: Day 2

Karl W. Palachuk

8:30 -

9:00 AM

Day 02

Anatomy of a Plan

John Armato

9:00 -

9:50 AM

Day 02

Killing IT Live

Dave Sobel, Ryan Morris, Karl W. Palachuk

10:00 -

10:50 AM

Day 02

Title TBD

Stephanie Chandler

11:00 -

11:50 AM

Day 02

Diversity and Inclusion in Small Business

Yvette Steele

12:00 -

12:50 PM

Day 02

Title TBD

TBD

1:00 -

1:50 PM

Day 02

Final Roundup & Community Forum

Karl W. Palachuk

2:00 -

2:50 PM

Meet your Speakers

More info coming soon!

Karl W. Palachuk

Small Biz Thoughts

John Armato

Ryan Morris

Paul Draper

Amy Babinchak

Stephanie Chandler

Rayanne Buchianico

Erick Simpson

George Sierchio

Anne Hall

NZ Attorney

Yvette Steele