In this issue of The Slice we look at AI Calendars, telegram chat bots, how to build a tiny business and more.
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From the curator👨‍💻

Yo, Nic here 

It only took 6 months, but the newsletter has now surpassed 1000 subscribers! Thanks to everyone for your continued support, it's been a ride and a half 😘

To the 137 new subscribers this week, welcome to issue #23 of The Slice. If you missed last week's issue, you can read here  👈 

This week I read this cool manifesto. It centers around  the idea of making a tiny little business and how to do it. The idea is,

1. Attract a tiny pocket of people.
2. Create work that you are proud of that solves a problem for them.
3. Turn this small pocket of people into superfans.

BOOM, a tiny little business!


Here is an illustration to wrap your head the concept. 
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Just a little reminder that I'm still running the promotion on NewsletterOS, which is a comprehensive Notion dashboard that helps you curate, write & grow your newsletter. All slice subscribers get a nice little discount too! 

Now for this week's issue. I hope you enjoy😘
This weeks catches🎣
Here is some products, apps and extensions that I discovered this week.

Tribe (Sponsor)

Tribe
Looking to launch your social network and engage users under your brand? Get started with Tribe — fully customizable, white-label, powered by apps and API.

Calendar

This is a smart Calendar tool with a focus on teams that provides a solution for optimizing your most important asset - your time - by making scheduling easy and understanding how you spend your time. 

Quarkly 

Quarkly allows you to create websites and web apps both using a mouse and typing the code – you get all the pros of responsive editing, but you can also open the code editor at any time and manually edit anything you (don’t) like.

SuchChat  

SuchChat is a Telegram first support tool for channel admins, community managers, bot developers and business Owners that functions as a chat bot.

Browser Mockups   

Browser Mockups is a tool for creating 100% CSS browser mockups that you can copy and paste into your web page.

btfy.io

btfy
btfy is a tool that shortens, creates and shares branded links without storing cookie or any personal data of your users.

Newsletters🚀

My picks of dope newsletters and communities for this week.
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This week's featured newsletter is Digital Opsessions by Tem, who will show you how to design hyper efficient operating systems that will win back your time, so you can focus on the sh*t that matters (or have more fun). It's a great little newsletter that has given some awesome advice. 10/10

Blog posts/Articles 📚

There is a lot of crap on the internet, so I rifle through it and pick out a gem or two that I found this week.
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Do the real thing.
"Consider one person who wrote to me saying she turned down a job working in French. She didn’t feel her French was good enough yet. So instead, she planned to listen to podcasts at home every day until she was ready. You know what would have helped her get good at French? Working at the job in French." Read more

How I made 0K in 6 Months .
"I'm a dumbass. After some disagreements about my role, I quit my new position to pursue my dream in May 2020. As May set in, I convinced myself this was the moment I was going to become full-time self-employed." Read more

The Gods of Hacker News.
"Every so often I encounter a comment on Hacker News that involuntarily makes my jaw drop, head shake and eyes water. It's usually concerning what some on HackerNews consider a 'worthwhile' amount of money you can earn as an solopreneur" Read more 
Knowledge base/Resources 💡
Resources and knowledge that gets you smarter.
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SaaS SEO MBA - SEO is something that can be quite meh if you don't really understand it all that well. It take a lot of trial and error before you can eventually get it right. Here is a collection of the internet's best resources on SEO for SaaS companies. 

These resources cover about a decade’s worth of SEO knowledge in a day of reading. You’ll find topics like technical SEO, strategy, keyword selection, content planning, link building, and more. You're welcome.
Check it out
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AlternativeAssets  - Unique investment ideas worth exploring. There's a million blogs about stocks and VC. This is about the options that aren't talked about as much.
Classifieds are paid ads that support The Slice and are seen by our 1000+ subscribers each week. Book yours 
That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place!
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