Small Business Tools
Below are tools that I use, love and recommend to other online business owners. Some are affiliate links which means money can be earned when you click/sign up for things but I only recommend based on what I love, the ease of use and the support provided by that company. Read the disclaimer here.
Impacted by COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)
If your business has been affected or will be affected here is a quick list of SOME resources that can help you (more can be found on this page but we wanted to provide you with a quick start option)
- Watch Coronavirus: How small businesses can fight back
- Virtual meetings = Zoom
- Screen recording = Loom
- Create a popup Facebook group if needed for your event or better yet, build out your own network outside of social media with Mighty Networks
- Eventbrite: Resources for Event organizers
- The Y-Notter’s Club: Helping entrepreneurs overcome their online challenges one question and training at a time.
- Learn about business insurance
- Start creating your business plan
- Every freelancer: Check out Freelancers Union
- Find business advisors SCORE, SBA, SBDC
- Help protect you & your business by getting an EIN
- Copyright terms you should know even if you are not a writer
- Growing relationships – A great resource by Kyle Gray
- Books you should be reading when starting a business
- The ultimate home office setup guide
- Be a contributor for Entrepreneur
- AWeber Email Marketing – I’ve tried various email marketing platforms but I have to say, I am loving AWeber! Their migration team made switching over to them so easy and worth every penny! Check them out today!
- Zoom – easy video conferencing
- Acuity Scheduling – Any easy to use online booking system that works for any type of business and budget
- Canva for creating my graphics
- PromoRepublic – Social media content calendar, scheduler, and best way to monitor your performance of each post
- Dubsado – This all-in-one program is everything you need for running your business no matter what your budget is
- G-Suite – The best way to manage your office on the go from Word docs to Spreadsheets to PowerPoints and more!
- QuickBooks –50% off QuickBooks Online or 50% off QuickBooks Self-Employed for 6 months! It’s the only way to go for managing your business finances and their phone support is amazing!
- 1Password – Stop stressing about your passwords or worse forgetting them completely with this free mobile app
- Trello – Easy to use project management system that fits every budget and every project
- Interact Quiz – Grow your leads with this easy to use quiz generator
Content Creation Tools
- Postoplan great for scheduling posts to various social media channels including Instagram and Google My Business pages.
- uscreen allows you to launch a membership site or monetize your live streams all-in-one place.
- StreamYard makes it so easy to stream live in multiple places at once from any web browser!
- Thinkific for easy online course creation (they are the most flexible course building platform I have found and love them!
- Mighty Networks – Bringing together a community! Easily create your own network and get your own app – without all the costs of developing an app – outside of social media. Yes to Entrepreneurship Network is proudly built on the Mighty Network platform
- Mac users can check out Ecamm Live
- Web Cam for going live on Facebook
- Selfie stick tripod
- Lighting kit
- Portable ring light
- Camera rig with lighting and microphone – best set up!
- Use Vimeo for saving all your videos (way better than YouTube)
- Canva makes it so easy to design anything from social media posts to flyers, powerpoints, and more!
- Video School – Video creation resources
- Simple podcast press – Easily share new podcast episodes on your website as blog posts with a specific call to action buttons – automatically!
- Simple social press – – Easily share new Facebook Live video episodes on your website as blog posts with a specific call to action buttons – automatically!
- Repurpose.io – Easily repurpose your live video content
- Writesonic – This copywriting AI will change your life and save you $1,000’s, you can thank me later.