Welcome to our resource page! Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or have already spread your wings, we’ve compiled a killer tool kit that will assist you in launching your business and building your brand from the ground up.
Broken down into sections, below is our no-excuse list of programs, products and books that we swear by. They are all very simple to use. Don’t let “I don’t know how” stop you from achieving your big goals. Get started!
Canva – Design shouldn’t be hard but somewhere along the way we became bogged down with expensive, complicated software that put design out of reach for most people. Canva is here to change that, with a tool that makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
Pixlr – Hate/can’t afford/don’t know how to use Photoshop? Pixlr will allow you some of the same features but for free. If you have the patience to learn the basics, Pixlr has a more advanced set of features than most other online tools.
PicMonkey – Another useful online tool, PicMonkey allows you to add filters, frames, text, and effects to your images.
Death To The Stock Photo – This is one of our “go-to” resources! Tired of the same old stock photos being used? Death to a Stock Photo is comprised of a team of photographers who’s aim is to transform the stock images we use on our websites, blogs and biz materials. Once a month, they send out a free pack of creative high res images perfect for us entrepreneurs on a budget.
Hostgator offers shared and private server space, free email accounts, and has a seamless WordPress installation process. If you plan on creating multiple websites you can use the same hosting account for multiple domains.
Bluehost offers very affordable hosting for sites ($3.95 per month!) and you can set up WordPress with just a click and manage all your installations from one place. It also allows multiple domains and email accounts. It’s a great choice for your biz owners and blogges.
WIX – Customize with Wix‘ free website builder, no coding skills needed. Choose a design, begin customizing and be online today!
LeadPages – Simple way to create clean & chic landing pages for events, products, programs, etc. It’s the easiest way to build conversion optimized & mobile responsive landing pages.
Google Analytics provides powerful information about your website performance by providing detail reports that outline how many people visit your site each day, the most popular pages and how folks find your site. These statistics are vital in helping you make your blog and site more effective for your visitors.
This must use social media management tool makes it easy to grow your social presence. Sprout helps brands communicate with customers on social channels, collaborate across teams and measure the effectiveness of their efforts.
A real-time hashtag tracker for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Its visual dashboard is simple, beautiful and shareable!
AgoraPulse – allows businesses to effortlessly manage their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+ pages. Publish, monitor, report, and more
Track all of your completed deliverables by creating an idonethis list. Each day you can schedule an idonethis email to be sent to your inbox or use their app to track the wins from your day or projects.
Evernote helps your organize your life by providing a workspace for daily projects and syncs across your mobile device, tablet and desktop app.
This free e-signature platform makes signing off on agreements, contracts, etc. easy for ladies on the go.
Another tool designed for our mobile business needs, Scanner Pro is the best app for quickly scanning and saving a digital version of a paper document. Scan any papers, ranging from a receipt to multi-page documents.
To help reclaim your focus and time, don’t sleep on One Tab. With one click, this simple Google extension converts all of your browser tabs into a list and whenever you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.
Need to follow up with someone, await a reply back, or create an email to-do list? Sort’d makes this process easy with their drag and drop interface. Simply move your emails into categories for easy organization.
This is the BEST social media/blog schedule that we’ve ever seen. You will stay insanely organized with this all in one editorial calendar for content marketing and social scheduling
Buffer helps you manage multiple social media accounts at once. With their free account you can manage up to 2 social media profiles and up to 10 if you go Pro. Using Buffer you can quickly schedule content from anywhere on the web and obtain statistics on how your posts perform.
Although more optimized for managing Twitter accounts, Hootsuite is a social media management system that allows you to post to your personal Facebook and LinkedIn accounts as well as pages and groups that you’re a member or administrator of.
If you thought you couldn’t get analytics from your instagram posts think again. With Iconosquare you can identify peak times to post content to your followers, popular hashtags to use in your niche and your best performing content.
Paypal is a tried and true method to send and receive money online. You can also use it to create invoices to receive payments.
Using Shopify you can create your own online store with ease using one of their 100+ professional templates. You can work with a Shopify expert to build and customize your store and accept mobile and in person payments using their card readers. You also receive your own customized storefront blog where you can publish and categorize articles, create lookbooks, encourage discussion, and moderate comments.
The Square card reader makes it easy to run your business from anywhere by providing the ability to accept payments via your Android or Apple device (phone or tablet). This is very beneficial if you have a service based business or host live events where you want to accept payments at the door.The money is deposited into your account in one business day and Square charges a small fee per transaction.
MailChimp is a great tool for starting your business as its free for your first 2000 subscribers! Pro accounts start as low as $15.00 per month and their interface is clean and simple to create your emails. This is what we use to build our email community and their customer support and team is awesome.
A free extension for Google Chrome that allows you to monitor whether or not someone has read your email.
Eventbrite is an event management system that allows you to sell tickets, create affiliates to help promote your event and send surveys and marketing communications to your attendees.
My Fitness Pal
Free online calorie counter and diet plan. Lose weight by tracking your caloric intake quickly and easily.
Nike Training app
Can’t afford a personal trainer? No worries! Get fit with this hardcore training app in the comfort of your home.
H20 is the key to healthy skin, weight loss and hydration. We keep a bottle with us wherever we go! If you’re not drinking enough water, Waterlogged can help with charts and reminders to keep you going and track your consumption throughout the day.
Who doesn’t want to be a little happier each day? Happiness is both a skill you can control and a habit you can develop. Happify, created by scientists and game developers, is an awesome webapp that trains you to live a happier, less stressful, and more fulfilling life.
Starting Your Day Right
This 365-day devotional helps you begin each day of the year focused on an inspiration message to start your day right.