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By Pat Hammond

The Secret to My Sanity A.K.A. How I Stay on Top of Things

After spending the entire month of January putting out fires, that's figurative, not literal, I thought it might be a good idea to share my number one, can't-live-without-tool for staying organized and getting things done.

Are you ready?

It's a super simple, user-friendly, weekly planner. And I'm giving it away for FREE!!!

Yup, the Queen Bee, lover of all things tech (former) web dev uses a piece of paper and a pen to make managing multiple projects do-able.

And before someone clicks on the contact form and asks what about January, I'd like to point out that January was an extraordinary worse case scenario, like Defcon 1, incoming missiles from every border. It had nothing to do with organization and everything to do with a sleazy, money-grubbing web host trying to shake down a poor small business owner, namely me.

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By Pat Hammond

Does your small business have a marketing strategy? Did you actually sit down and think about how your company is going to attract new business or are you playing it by ear? What about the competition?

If you're like most people, you probably hate the idea of writing a marketing plan almost as much as you hate marketing. The problem is that a lot of business owners think that they can put up a website or place a few newspaper ads and call it marketing, but it's not.

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By Pat Hammond

Have You Ever Used a Business Model Canvas?

We all know the importance of planning when it comes to starting a business, but why would you want to waste your time writing a fifty page business plan when a one page snapshot will do?

Originally developed by Alexander Osterwalder, the business model canvas was designed to cut the fluff and drill down to the details.

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