Learning business strategies and tools excites me. Just saying that to some of my friends would literally make them yarn. The thought of listening to a one hour podcast on marketing, reading multiple blog articles a week, or geeking out on the latest app makes their brains hurt.
This page is for those who love business resources and for those who need it. The nerds can geek out on all that’s listed where as those who need help in a specific area can find resources that work for them. Some companies appear in multiple categories because they are well known for both (and I don’t want you to overlook them).
NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of every resource for every category. I’ve listed companies and brands that I’ve used personally or that entrepreneurs I trust recommend over and over again. Do your research and let me know if you recommend them to.
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Freshbooks // Web app + Mobile
A ton of podcasters recommend this company. Great for service based business. They charge a monthly fee.
Pancake // Web app
Their motto is pay once and use for ever. The software resides on your web server.
Wave // Web app + Mobile
Wave offer a pay-as-you-go model. On the site it says “Use only what you need, pay only for what you use.”
I’ve never tried them, but have admired their work on Pinterest. They create letterpress business cards. I may get some printed for nachesnow.com. I think the botanical illustrates will look amazing letter pressed.
Mailchimp // Website + Mobile App
I use this for the majority of my email lists. It’s easy to use and gets the job done. Best of all, it’s free if you’re under so many users!
Convert Kit // Website
Gaining popularity. I’m using it for nachesnow.com. This is for when you’re ready to level up your game base monthly price is $29.
Google Forms // Web App
I’ve used this a couple of times. It’s ok, not as user friendly as I would like…but it’s free.
Typeform // Web App
I’ve used forms on other sites that use Typeform. The forms are beautiful. Also, if you pay for the premium account you can add some logic.
Lead Pages // Website
All the business podcasters and their guest swear by this. If you’re trying to sell a course, product or whatever supposedly it will help you land the sell.
Legal Zoom // Website
Get incorporated, register trademarks, etc. Some people go to a lawyer, some do it themselves, others go to Legal Zoom. It just depends on what you need.
Coschedule // Website + IG Mobile App
I am currently trying this out for nachesnow.com. So far so good. They offer a free 15 day trial and their paid plans start at $30. It syncs seamlessly with WordPress and every time I create a post I schedule out all of my social media for it. It also, for an extra fee, will automatically repost your items for you.
Hootsuite // Website + Mobile App
I’ve used Hootsuite for several sites to manage Facebook and Twitter. I haven’t tried the Instagram featured yet.
Buffer // Website + Mobile App
I’ve never used buffer, but a lot of bloggers recommend it.
Amazon // Website + Mobile App
I’m a prime member so I shop on Amazon for almost everything! But I am constantly comparing prices.
Clearbags // Website
They sale clear bags and other shipping material. I’ve used them a couple of times in the past.
Lumi // Website
They offer custom packing supplies for small businesses. I’ve ordered a self inking stamp and custom tape from them.
PaperMart // Website
They have all kind of shipping containers. I’ve used them several times.
These tools are great for vendors and store owners. See accounting and invoicing if you’re a consultant, coach, etc.
Mindbody // Website + app
Tool for wellness professionals. Feature are marketing, point of sale, calendar, staff resources, reports, and automation.
PayPal // Website + Mobile
I heart PayPal. I’ve used it for YEARS to collect payments from friends, family, and customers. It will also allow you to invoice.
Shopify // Website + Mobile
See below under website builder for more information. It is very easy to collect payment. You can build a Shopify site or use their plugin for WordPress.
Square // Website + Mobile
I’ve used Square in the past. This is also a huge favorite with small business.
Calendly // Website
Managing clients, interviews, or other appointments? Check them out. The interface is beautiful and it’s easy to use.
CoSchedule // Website
Lots of folks swear by this. It helps you automate tasks and organize projects. From managing blog content to social media plan.
Mindbody // Website + app
Tool for wellness professionals. Features are marketing, point of sale, calendar, staff resources, reports, and automation.
Basecamp // Website + Mobile app
Organize projects and have internal communications in one place.