Meet your hosts

We’re dedicated to making every IT professional a successful IT professional!

Welcome to the SMB Community Podcast!

The SMB Community Podcast is produced by James Kernan and Karl W. Palachuk and is published by Small Biz Thoughts.

With hosts James Kernan, Amy Babinchak, and Karl W. Palachuk.
We’re dedicated to making every IT professional a successful IT professional!

The SMB Community Podcast is a thirty-minute interview format. We feature news, commentary, and interesting vendors. A new episode drops every Thursday. Show notes are posted here. Also look for us on Stitcher or your favorite pod catcher.

Your Hosts


James Kernan
Kernan Consulting

James Kernan is the author of 3 leadership books and creator of The Millionaire Mastermind Peer Group Program. CRN Magazine said that he is “a rising star executive to watch.” And when you review his 25+ year track record of creating dazzling leaps in sales, profits, and growth for IT companies, you don’t need to wonder why. His sales teams have sold over 1 billion dollars in technology goods and services over his career.
For the past 15 years, James has served as a Principal Consultant for Kernan Consulting and provides Coaching, Advising and Mentoring programs to entrepreneurs and leaders. Kernan Consulting offers One on One Coaching, CEO Peer Groups, EOS, M&A Consulting and online training programs. For more information on the company please visit:


Karl W. Palachuk
Small Biz Thoughts

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.
He now provides coaching and consulting services to IT professionals of all sizes. Check out his online community at