SMB Community Podcast

Have something to say to the small business IT Community?
It’s easy: Schedule a 30-minute interview with us.

How it Works

The SMB Community Podcast is designed to inform and engage the SMB IT community. Our primary purpose is to give IT Service Providers and Managed Service Providers the information they need to be successful. This includes strategies and experiences from other IT Service Providers. It also includes information from vendors on new services, tools, and strategies that may help consultants to be more successful in an ever-changing world.

All guests are welcome, if they have something to contribute to the larger conversation in the SMB IT space. Vendors are welcome. Just be aware: Our over-riding interest is: How can I be more successful with your service or product? We are not really interested in menu options or whiz-bang. How do we make money by partnering with you?

Non-vendors are always free. Contact us to get the discount code. First-time vendors are always free. We believe in “try before you buy” on this podcast. After that, vendors pay for each podcast. You are welcome to prepay any time. We will contact you about a specific date and time to record the podcast.

Vendors, please note: We have brief spoken advertisements on all podcasts. These are 30-60 second ads at the top of the show. So, even if you pay for an episode, there will be a ad spot at the top of the hour. We will do some re-arranging to avoid placing a competitor’s ad in your podcast, but this cannot always be avoided.

Questions? Fill out the form and we’ll get back to you!

Our Audience

Our audience consists of IT service providers, managed service providers, cloud service providers, VARS, and other technology companies. If this is your market, please fill out the form. If this is not your market, be sure to note why you would be interesting to our audience. Thank you for understanding.

Our Guests

Vendors/Sponsors: We are happy to interview just about anyone who wants to do business with the SMB (small and medium business) technology community, MSP (managed service provider) community, and small business consultants generally. We prefer that you have something to “push” during the interview – including new products, major announcements, etc. Your first appearance is free. See below.

VARs/IT Professionals: We are also looking for MSPs, VARs, etc. to tell your story. How did you conquer a problem, have success with a client, tackle a big project, etc. We want the great stories that can be heard in the hallways of the major conferences. What makes you successful?

Your Hosts

Karl W. Palachuk

Small Biz Thoughts

Amy Babinchak

Third Tier

James Kernan

Kernan Consulting

Frequently Asked Questions

Have another question you don’t see here? Reach out to us at [email protected]

Pretty much anyone who has something to say to the small business IT community. We need some editorial control, of course, but so far there hasn’t been any abuse.

We always let you have the first appearance free of charge. After that, we ask vendors to pay for an appearance. It’s only $1,000. So if you have any budget at all, you can afford it. We highly recommend that you purchase three or four appearances per year in order to give our audience regular “checkups” on what’s new with your company.

YES! We want you to talk to I.T. Professionals about what makes you new, better, and different. I’ll give you a big hint about how to be successful: Tell the technology consultants listening to the podcast how they can make money if they partner with you.

None, really. We would LOVE it if you had an offer for the audience. You know, a free trial or 30% off, or something like that. We’d rather not just make the same offer you do on 1,000 other web sites and podcasts. NOTE: Please read the “Can I waste your time?” item below!

You don’t. It’s never happened. It’s not what we do. So you just have to trust us. Listen to past podcasts. We treat everyone as a friend who’s trying to make a living by providing value to small I.T. consultants.

Maybe. Sometimes we cut out a portion of the interview. Sometimes we cut the beginning or end for time. But it’s always done to make you and us look good.


NO! If you schedule an interview and then cancel at the last minute, you will not be rescheduled until you buy a paid appearance. We’re sorry to have to do this, but we’ve had several vendors simply waste our time. You can purchase an appearance here: