Looking Back at 2022 and Moving Forward to 2023! 👓🗓️🥳

business people using telescope to look ahead

It's the last week of 2022 and it feels like a good time to look back over the past year a give a sneak peek at what we're doing in 2023. Don't worry, I'm on vacation this week so I'll keep it short. 

I don’t know about you, but 2022 went by in a blur for Lisa and me.

I can’t pinpoint one specific event or activity, but we were busy the entire year and every time I looked up, it was time to publish another issue of Flackery. — We only publish four times a year, but it felt like it was one long flow of research, writing, and editing.

One of the big things we did in 2022 was launch a new, standalone website for Flackery. (https://flackerymag.com)

It was time. There are so many past issues it needed its own space. Plus, it was getting awkward trying to explain to people how to find Flackery, print deadlines, and upload forms when they hid in the depths of the main Business Guild website

We also launched a new mastermind group, Done is Better Than Perfect (the next session starts 2/28/23), and brought back in-person networking to Nashua and Manchester, New Hampshire. I’m not sure which was more exciting, but they were both pretty big deals for us.

The biggest thing we did this year, the one with the greatest impact for us and our members, was writing The Business Guild’s 2023 Annual Playbook. (https://tbgplaybook.com).

I know we haven’t talked about the playbook much, but we think it’s going to be a game changer. So much so, we’ve aligned all of next year’s programming with the playbook.

And when I say all of our programming, I mean everything.

All of 2023’s blog posts, Flackery content, and podcasts will be tied to the playbook’s framework. The same goes for next year’s webinars, workshops, and mastermind groups.

Like I said a couple weeks ago, writing the playbook was an eye opener for us and we hope you love the idea of having a handbook that outlines all the things a small business owner needs to do throughout the year as much as we do.

Keep your eyes peeled. We’re going to release more information about the playbook as we get closer to the release date. In the meantime, consider the possibilities. — How much easier will your work life be with a year’s worth of plays to help you stay on top of tasks and keep your business moving forward?

Before I forget, I'll be at Unity Cafe, 3 Sundial Ave in Manchester, next Tuesday, January 3rd from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This month's topic is customer relationship management systems (CRMS). It's a challenging topic and I can't wait to hear what tools you use to manage your customer relationships.

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