Things we’re thankful for… Blogs

November 30, 2015 in Blog, Marketing Monday

As we’re entering the holiday season, and as we’re reminded of the beauty and power of simply saying, “Thanks,” I want to take a minute to reflect on what we’re thankful for at Hatcher Media.

I’m thankful for Blogs. Here’s a list of blogs and websites that I follow – these help encourage me on my journey and equip me in my business.

 
A Taste For The Woods: http://www.atasteforthewoods.com
Justin Willoughby.com  http://www.justinwilloughby.com
The Art of Manliness: http://www.theartofmanliness.com
Jon Acuff: http://www.acuff.me
Seth Godin: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com
Entrepreneur Magazine: http://www.entrepreneur.com

Things we’re thankful for… Facebook Groups

November 23, 2015 in Blog, Marketing Monday

As we’re entering the holiday season, and as we’re reminded of the beauty and power of simply saying, “Thanks,” I want to take a minute to reflect on what we’re thankful for at Hatcher Media.

I went to college with a guy named Jon Acuff. We weren’t really buddies… but we had a couple classes together and I would hear his name during roll call.

When he launched his “Stuff Christians Like” blog, I fell in love with his sarcasm and goofy sense of humor. Then when he started writing books like Quitter and Start – I really started developing my man-crush.

One of those books started an online platform building experiment that he used to build community, centered around the idea of living your dream – and over time a second group grew out of that as well. “Dreamers and Builders” and “30 Days of Hustle” are two places online where I’ve made some amazing friends, received and given fantastic advice, and been a part of a supportive and fun community that helps equip and encourage people on their quest to turn their dreams into their lives.

It’s what inspired me to start BlogCamp – and while my group is smaller – it’s still an amazing place!

Things we’re thankful for… Google Drive

November 16, 2015 in Blog, Marketing Monday

As we’re entering the holiday season, and as we’re reminded of the beauty and power of simply saying, “Thanks,” I want to take a minute to reflect on what we’re thankful for at Hatcher Media.

While I have a version of Microsoft Office for Mac that I purchased a while back – I’ve found myself working more and more with Google Drive (Docs and Sheets) for much of my work. I can save and share documents easily, collaborate with other staff, volunteers, interns, and clients.  I can access my files on any device or machine.

It’s brought a level of simplicity and clarity that I never had before! Thanks Google!


Things we’re thankful for… Freshbooks

November 9, 2015 in Blog, Marketing Monday

As we’re entering the holiday season, and as we’re reminded of the beauty and power of simply saying, “Thanks,” I want to take a minute to reflect on what we’re thankful for at Hatcher Media.

One of the things we’re very thankful for is Freshbooks. If you have ever been fortunate enough to recieve an invoice from us – you’ve seen Freshbooks at work.
Basically – it’s an online accounting and invoicing system – much like Quickbooks – but web-based. I have an annual fee to use it – but that fee has paid for itself by taking care of recurring annual invoices (like webhosting) that I would have been forgetting!

If you need an accounting system – give Freshbooks a chance. It’s great stuff! I’m thankful for it’s simplicity, and their great customer support!

Things we’re thankful for… Good Clients

November 2, 2015 in Blog, Marketing Monday

As we’re entering the holiday season, and as we’re reminded of the beauty and power of simply saying, “Thanks,” I want to take a minute to reflect on what we’re thankful for at Hatcher Media.

First of all – we’re thankful for Good Clients. Clients who communicate their needs to us – who give us a shot to help them market their business. Clients who have dreams and goals, and invite us to be a part of making them happen.

We’re thankful for the opportunity to help those clients think new thoughts, dream new dreams, and take big hairy ideas and make them money in their pockets and food on their tables.

We’re thankful that those good clients say thanks back to us by paying their invoices on time, so we can put food on OUR table too!

We’re also thankful for good clients who help spread the word to their friends and neighbors about the service we give them.

Most of my clients become my friends. And this makes owning and operating a business worth the effort and energy.  Thank you, friends, for thinking of Hatcher Media.