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May 2022

Docs that power small businesses
May is Small Business Month. For this issue of the Docket, we’re supporting makers by showcasing docs with flexible systems, launch guides, and starter kits that have helped real-life business owners and entrepreneurs bring their ideas to reality. Because it’s not enough to have a great product idea, your team needs flexible processes and tools to help navigate today’s volatile market.
The Docket is our version of the staff picks shelf at your local bookstore. Every month, we recommend published docs that we’ve personally read, loved, and copied. See past installments
and more docs in our Gallery.
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by , CEO and Founder of RadReads

From Mary-Lynn, marketing: We’re always trying to work smarter, not harder. I’ve picked up several tips and tricks that have helped me determine prioritization and tradeoffs when balancing projects at work. But what does prioritization look like when you’re dealing with a longer horizon, like launching a small business? That’s where Khe’s doc comes in handy. Khe has helped many small business owners assign dollar values to their tasks, pinpoint which projects will yield the most benefits for years to come, and prioritize work accordingly. If you’re looking for a framework that helps you work smarter, not harder, for your future business, check out this doc.
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by , Head of Product at Microsoft

From Rocky, marketing: Jaime Hwacinski’s Flexible Invoice System comes ‘out-of-the-box’ and ready for use, so small businesses can jump right in without having to make many changes. But its beauty lies in its scalability. As your business grows, you could easily add to this doc and make it a CRM to contact past customers. Or you could track total income generated by a specific customer. A doc that scales with your business...what more can you ask for?
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by , Principal and Director of Growth at SignalFire

From Andrew, engineering: Running a small business is challenging because it’s impossible to know everything. Learning happens on the job, and that includes finding the best tools to run your administrative functions. This is an excellent resource to help evaluate your startup’s toolbox. From invoicing to payroll software, this guide has it all.
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by , CEO at Offineeds Digital

From Andrew, sales: Writing can be a difficult task at a personal level, let alone at an organizational one. If you struggle with finding the right words to express what’s going on with your business, then this doc is for you. It outlines the critical components of writing a concise press release for your business. This doc is a must read for first-time or newer business owners.
Want more docs? Explore our . And if you need personalized assistance on your journey, our Rituals Architects are here to help answer questions, create docs, and find templates that fit your small business needs.

Trends in what’s trending.

Every business starts small. These trending docs from our Gallery help them get bigger.
: This doc is a go-to resource for time-saving templates with better workflows.
: Make it easy to manage projects, invoices, and schedules.
: A framework for keeping meetings with employees and vendors productive.
: This doc helped a father-daughter duo build a restaurant and live music venue.
: Create a clear view of your company’s future by visualizing goals.


The secret to getting ahead is to start with these ready-to-use templates.
: Customize your weekly organization checklist—then check off items as you go.
: Track all your business content creation in one location.
: Build your own digital library to log reading progress for books that make your business better.
: A dashboard to show project progress so you can keep tabs on the priorities that matter most to your company.
: Manage and track all of your business meetings in one place.

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